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Find AA meetings in El Dorado, California
El Dorado is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California. For those with alcohol addiction living or working in the local area, our online directory of AA meetings in El Dorado may be helpful.
If you are new to AA meetings California, you may have many questions about the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program. One of the essential things to keep in mind concerning AA’s addiction recovery program is that it is not a do-it-yourself program. AA’s primary goal is for its members to carry the message of hope to other recovering people. In the early days of AA, the founders discovered that unless they assisted others in getting sober, they could not keep their sobriety. This demand to carry the message of a person’s experience, strength, and hope is why the early AA members started the sponsorship program.
A sponsor is a mentor who assists other group participants work the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. A sponsor shares their AA recovery story and works with a sponsee individually to help the newcomer get sober. When you attend your very first AA meeting, you might be surprised at the warm reception you will get from the group members. Many AA groups have volunteer sponsors ready to begin working with newcomers as soon as they show up at their first meeting. This temporary sponsorship can evolve into a long-term relationship or serve as a temporary situation until you find a permanent sponsor. The idea is to get help and support for newcomers as soon as possible.