I’ve never been to an AA Meeting before. What can I expect?

I’ve never been to an AA Meeting before. What can I expect?

A group of people sitting together to share their experience, strength, and hope. There are no requirements to attend Open meetings and the only requirement to attend Closed meetings is a desire to stop drinking. Different meetings have different formats and it is a good idea to try a few to find one you might like. However, every meeting is meant to help newcomers and old-timers and everyone in between. You may introduce yourself or not, you choose whether to identify as an alcoholic or not. The choice is yours.