possible to have a really good time - while remaining sober.Other useful links:
New York City
- AA Meetings in Brooklyn A full listing, gay and straight.
- Big Apple Roundup Official Site A convention in New York City for gay and lesbian members of AA and AlAnon. Gay dances and other social functions throughout the year. Re-accustom yourself to socializing without alcohol or drugs. Start by doing service at the dances--like coat check or hospitality table. You'll find you can dance without being high. Amazing.
- NYC Queer + Sober Various events during the Gay Pride weekend (and other times). It welcomes members of AA, Al-Anon, Alateen, CMA, CA, and other members of the sober LGBT community. NYC Q+S wants to show you -- especially beginners -- that it is possible to have a really great time -- while remaining sober.
- NYC Gay & Lesbian Community Center More useful links about gay NYC.
Outside New York City
NJGayLife.com has recovery meeting lists for LGBT people in New Jersey:
- New Jersey Roundup. A weekend retreat of gratitude and gaiety for the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender individuals whose foundation of recovery lives within the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Al-Anon, to share their experience, strength, hope and fellowship. Follow the site for dates.
- The Big Book read to you over the Internet . Free audio version of the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is the Second Edition, although that makes little difference because only the first 11 chapters (the book but not the stories) are read.Rehabilitation Centers
- Recently many rehabilitation centers have become gay and lesbian sensitive. Many have special programs or groups for gay and lesbian people. Your primary concern should be the quality of the rehabilitation program itself. Among the excellent rehabilitation programs you are sure to find some that are sensitive to treating alcohol- and drug-related issues of gays and lesbians.
Neither this web site nor the Big Book Concordance is authorized, produced, approved or endorsed by Alcoholics Anonymous or any other 12 Step program.
RYAA page 1-11-12