I’ve been dipping my toes into AA lately. I’ve gone to 2 meetings in the last week and exchanged numbers with a couple of women. I really need my sobriety to stick this time. I know I should try fully committing but I’m having the following problems/questions:
How the heck do I find the actual meetings??? I have an app that tells me the times and address but it’s usually just the name of a church. When I actually get there, I have no idea how to find the actual meeting. I’ve wandered around through day care and worship services and given up and left several times. Often I can’t even find someone I could potentially ask but also I would be mortified. Is there some secret code? Has anyone else had trouble with this? Do they not put signs on the door because that would ruin the anonymity? Agh!
How discerning should I be about picking my sponsor? I was talking to someone after a meeting and she offered to sponsor me. She told me I’d have to call her every day and meet with her once a week. Problem is I didn’t like her that much. There was something Real Housewives of OC about her that rubbed me wrong. Should I like my sponsor? Should I shop around until I find someone I would actually enjoy spending time with? Or should I be grabbing every opportunity as it presents itself because my life depends on it?
Not AA specific, but what are people’s experiences with Antabuse? Side effects? Is it difficult to get a prescription? I’m embarrassed to tell my doctor I’m an alcoholic. Will it change the way he treats me? Will they stop prescribing me pain meds if I need them?
Thanks in advance