Find AA meetings in Chester, Maine to help you on your road to recovery. Our comprehensive directory of AA meetings in Maine includes open, closed, speaker, and other specialized meetings, all of which are designed to help you get sober and remain sober.
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Chester, Maine AA meetings
Chester is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, part of the Bangor Metropolitan Statistical Area. If you live or work near Penobscot County and search for a local addiction recovery program, our online directory of AA meetings in Chester may help. Newcomers to the Alcohol Anonymous program may be interested to learn that the most important person at an AA Maine meeting (and other AA chapters around the country) is the newcomer. Why is this? AA’s founders discovered early on that they couldn’t maintain long-term sobriety unless they helped other alcoholics. The saying, “you can’t keep what you aren’t willing to give away,” evolved from the early founders’ experience of the spiritual power from helping newcomers in the program. Thus, the program is tailored precisely for newcomers to assist them in getting sober and maintaining long-term sobriety. The Big Book, the primary text of AA, says that the group’s original purpose was to reach out to newcomers and for beginners to “hear the message.” This message refers to recovery stories from experienced AA members, including what happened in the beginning (when they first came to AA), what changed the person spiritually, and what it’s like today. You will hear these recovery stories when you walk into the rooms of Maine Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as tips for working the 12 Steps. You will have the chance to work with a sponsor as well. A sponsor works with a newcomer on a 1:1 basis to help beginners integrate the 12 Steps into their everyday lives.