Frequently Asked Questions
Am I Going to Need "Meetings" For The Rest Of My Life?
There is no simple answer to this question. Perhaps a better question is how much support does someone need in order to live in freedom from their hurt, habit or hang-up? For some, the severity of their hurt, habit or hang-up requires greater amounts of support and therefore more regular meeting attendance. For some, they need less support and meetings eventually diminishes as they become productive members of society. It might be helpful to think of meetings as a family. Families provide companionship, support and a loving environment to grow. So long as we are continuing down a path of maturity, we will always need a family whether it is church, small groups, biological family members, etc. You may not need to attend "meetings" for the rest of your life, but you will always need a loving, supportive family that encourages you towards maturity.
How Many Meetings A Week Should I Attend?
This is really a question that should be discussed with your sponsor. You need to determine how much support you need in order to continue growing and experiencing freedom in your recovery. If you don't have a sponsor, find a leader at CR (group leader, MC, etc.) and ask them. Speaking in broad terms, if you are new to recovery and your hurt, habit or hang-up poses a serious threat to your quality of life, then you likely will need multiple meetings a week if not some sort of treatment.
What Is A Homegroup? Do I Really Need One?
Every recovery group has a core group of people who ensure the meeting runs smoothly and continues to grow. This core group of people are known as the homegroup members. At some point in your recovery journey, we encourage you to become more involved with the meeting you regularly attended. To do this, simply attend the monthly homegroup meeting. Here you can volunteer for service commitments, partake in group voting and get to know the other homegroup members. Having a homegroup helps create strong relationship bonds which provides security and support for your recovery journey. The more support and security you can have in your recovery, the better.