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Also noting, it didn’t offend me, and I more so felt sad for him. But just felt the need to say don’t let that hold you back if you’re contemplating going. It’s changed my life

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It took me a while to come around to AA but now I love the camaraderie and the value of fellowship I get from it. That said, I am an atheist and a woman, so big book thumping seems really backward to me. Luckily, there are a million flavors of AA meeting and if you don’t like one, you can surely find another group that runs differently.

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It seems to me that it depends upon the meeting. With trial and error I found a group that met daily and has some supportive people who would eventually become friends.

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