13 May Are there many young people in A.A.?
Today, many of the young people turning to A.A. are in their twenties. Some are still in their teens. Many have never been jailed or committed to institutions. But they have seen the handwriting on the wall. They recognize that they are alcoholics, and they see no point in letting alcoholism run its inevitable disastrous course with them. Their need for recovery is just as compelling as that of the older men and women who had no opportunity to turn to A.A. in their youth.
Chicago, in particular, has a lively Young People in A.A. (YPAA) community. There are lots of meetings, conferences, and events especially for young people and the young at heart. Check the Meetings page and the Calendar for more information.