"After spending a year struggling with my sobriety, I found the Little White House. It was there I found men and women just like me. I attend three or four meetings a week, and have a cell phone filled with a hundred people I can call when I need help. I no longer struggle to stay sober, but rather I am working to become the Son, the Dad and the Man I have always wanted to become."
Although the Dakota Alano Society is not affiliated or sponsoring any online meetings, we have decided due to the public health situation to add links to outside online meeting resources.
1. Chookies.org has 4 meetings a week and you might see/hear some familiar faces from the White House.
2. Greater Minneapolis Intergroup's link to online meetings https://aaminneapolis.org/
3. Finally, if you would like to talk one on one with a fellow alcoholic for fellowship and support, please use our contact email on this site to reach out and someone will get back to you shortly.
"I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that: I am responsible."
When you come to a meeting for the first time, you can expect to meet many nice people who will happily welcome you. Let them know this is your first meeting and they will happily help you get started. When the meeting starts, everyone will introduce themselves and there will be some readings and announcements. Being new, a small group will take you into a side room and have a "First Step" meeting with you to explain the AA program in more detail and share with you a bit about when they joined the program. You will be free to ask questions and share, but you are not required to.