Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other than they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. From the Grapevine. Reprinted with permission of The A.A. Grapevine, Inc.
Eastern Area Missouri District 8
District 8 Inventory - Saturday, April 26th - Dexter Community Center - 1-4 p.m. - Bring Covered Dish
Joint District 7 & 8 Conference Report - Delegate Larry N.
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Our District maintains a 24-hour information hotline for anyone seeking information about AA in general or about AA meetings in this area. For those who think that they may have a drinking problem or for those AA members who are looking for a meeting or just need to talk, a member of AA will always be available.
Please feel free to call us for general information about AA, specific information about meetings, or just to speak to a member of AA. Someone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We welcome all newcomers, old-timers, and everyone in between. District 8 in the Southeast Missouri area has almost 50 meetings a week in the cities of Caruthersville, Charleston, Doniphan, Dexter, Hayti, Kennett, Piedmont, Poplar Bluff, Wappapello, Fairdealing, Greenville, and Sikeston. Most meetings are closed and are limited to those who have a desire to stop drinking, but there are a number of open meetings for anyone seeking more information about AA for themselves or for a loved one.
Singleness of Purpose
Singleness of Purpose and Problems Other Than Alcohol Some professionals often refer to alcoholism and drug addiction as “substance abuse” or “chemical dependency.” Nonalcoholics are, therefore, sometimes introduced to A.A. and encouraged to attend A.A. meetings. Anyone may attend open A.A. meetings, but only those with a drinking problem may attend closed meetings. A renowned psychiatrist, who served as a nonalcoholic trustee of the A.A. General Service Board, made the following statement: “Singleness of purpose is essential to the effective treatment of alcoholism. The reason for such exaggerated focus is to overcome denial. The denial associated with alcoholism is cunning, baffling, and powerful and affects the patient, helper, and the community. Unless alcoholism is kept relentlessly in the foreground, other issues will usurp everybody’s attention.” Refer to: http://www.aa.org/default/en_about_aa.cfm?pageid=25
District 8 Information
Location of District Meeting:
Dexter, Missouri 63863
Date and Time of District Meeting:
First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM
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