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Find AA meetings in Carbondale, Illinois
Carbondale is a city in Jackson and Williamson Counties, Illinois, United States, located in the Southern Illinois region informally known as “Little Egypt;” the town is approximately 96 miles form St. Louis, Missouri. If you are searching for AA meetings in Carbondale, you may want to explore our online database of AA meetings Illinois.
You may have questions if you are new to the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program. For example, you may be doubtful whether you can benefit from the 12 Steps. Although many online resources explain all about Alcoholics Anonymous, the only way to find out how AA addiction recovery works is to attend a few meetings and find out for yourself. Another common question beginners have is about the cost to join AA. Joining or attending an AA group does not involve any fees or dues. Finding a meeting that works for you requires only your time. It’s not uncommon for newcomers to quit going to AA early on when an overnight change doesn’t happen. Even though some early AA members (such as some of the founders) claim to have experienced sudden, miraculous shifts in perspective when they began working the 12 Steps, that is not the case for everyone. It often takes some time, attending quite a few AA groups and working the Steps before AA promises begin to manifest. Chapter 6 of The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous offers promises regarding positive changes when a person works the 12 Steps. Knowing freedom and experiencing happiness are examples of these promises. As described by the Big Book, the 12 promises are sometimes fulfilled quickly and sometimes slowly. Some of them may take time to materialize, but, according to The Big Book, the promises always occur when you work the program.