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What to Know About AA in Hopatcong

Meetings twice a week in the borough.

Did you know Alcohol Anonymous meetings happen in Hopatcong? Here are five things you should know about them.

You Need to Know When: AA meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 p.m. Sundays.

You Need to Know Where: At the meeting room.

You Need to Know How to Find AA Meetings Nearby: Would you rather travel out of town for a meeting? Click here to find them nearby.

You Need to Know the AA Mission Statement: According to the organization's website: "Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions."

You Need to Know Another St. Jude's Service: The church also hosts a men's sharing group the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m.

Jay1991maz July 11, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Yeah, and did you know that the 12th Tradition of Alcoholic's Anonymous "Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films."
Brendan Kuty July 11, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Not really sure what you're getting at. If you're wondering why we posted it, we believe it's good for borough residents to know these services are being offered in Hopatcong.
Kelly July 12, 2012 at 02:38 AM
I agree with you Brendan. How will anyone know where there are meetingsif they need help. People who go deserve their privcy but I don't think announcing where meetings are available counts as violating anonymity.
DaisyDuke1990 July 12, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I think they are referring to the promotion aspect of the tradition. I agree it is good to let people know, but one of the tenants of AA is not to advertise in media regardless of its benefit. It's just how the program works.
Susan January 03, 2013 at 03:43 PM
I'm moving to Hopatcong from Ohio, 21 years sober. If the meeting times and places are kept as some big secret, how am I, and others, supposed to find them? Posting the "where and when" does not violate any tradition, nor does it "promote" our program. . There are many local newspapers all over the United States that publish the where and when of open meetings. It's a group conscience decision whether the meeting is published in the paper or on the Internet or not at all. The Internet has been a Godsend for me as I travel and need to find meetings. And thanks for letting me know about these 2 meetings in my soon-to-be home town. Keep on trudging.

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