Cherryville, North Carolina, celebrates its German heritage every New Year’s with a traditional chant and the firing of muskets. Regrettably, like many cities across the country, Cherryville has not been untouched by alcohol use disorder (AUD), a chronic medical condition characterized by out-of-control drinking and troubling effects. When looking for AA meetings in Cherryville, you will want to look in our online directory to find a meeting nearby. The leader in AUD recovery, Alcohol Anonymous, offers hope through peer-support meetings. With meetings for beginners’, closed meetings for those with AUD only, open meetings where you may bring your family and supportive friends, gender-specific meetings, and more. An essential element of meetings is a time of open sharing where members take turns telling their recovery stories, which includes where they were, what happened, and where they are now. They talk about the ups and downs they’ve encountered as they have worked the program and learned how to live fulfilling lives without alcohol. An integral part of recovery success sharing is encouraged, but it is not mandatory. Members who are uncomfortable sharing may listen until they are ready to do so. Newcomers, old-timers, and anyone in between are welcome at AA North Carolina meetings. Medically supervised and other treatment programs are also available for those who need further intervention. To learn about different kinds of rehab, including detox, inpatient, and outpatient programs, call our helpline and speak to a specialist who can guide you to the information.