As a 23-year sober member of AA, I can tell you that AA recommends that an alcoholic put in the same amount of time with meetings as they did drinking; i.e., if he drank/drinks every day, he should attend a meeting every day. I know I attended 5 a week for the first 5 yrs., and 3 a week for years after that. Some smaller towns only have one or two meetings a week, so it may necessitate traveling to a larger town or another small one nearby. If nothing else, one can read the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, talk to a sponsor, read the meditations in 24-Hours A Day, and study the 12 steps and traditions in-depth in the book, 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. It truly has to become integrated into every hour of your life to have any success. There are many AA approved books that will educate and help the alcoholic, available through Hazelden. I also like Melody Beattie's Co-Dependency books and her meditation books.
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