|Why AA Groups for Gays and Lesbians?
Many accept these constraints nonetheless, and achieve sobriety. This is as it should be. We of the groups of AA for Gay and Lesbians wish them well. We fully realize that an AA group with a homosexual identity is not for every homosexual alcoholic. However, some of us need more. We need the fellowship and example of men and women who have achieved good, healthy, gay sobriety. We find happiness and feelings of complete acceptance only in settings where deception is not required, and where one’s homosexual lifestyle can be affirmed in all honesty and openness.
An AA group for Gays and Lesbians can be valuable to the homosexual alcoholic in many ways. In addition to the total freedom of honesty it allows him or her, its benefits include social contacts away from bar-oriented gay society, information about healthy ways of living a gay lifestyle, Twelfth Step work (carrying AA's message of hope to other suffering alcoholics; both gay and straight), and so forth. For us, it is a happier and more wholesome habitat than the gay bar or the closet. We can be our real selves like all other AA members - airing our problems and receiving support and advice from others who have been down exactly the same road. We learn to give and accept love from others - straight as well as Gay and Lesbian. All other Recovery Porgrams as well would apply.
|Links For Gay & Lesbian Recovery|
|IAC Southeast Region Gay & Lesbian AA information|
|Up The Steps Online Group of Alcoholics Anonymous|
|SoberDykes Hope Page: Women in Recovery for Substance Abuse Information and Resources for women in recovery for substance abuse and their families. Message boards, chat room, meetings and more|
|The National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addi|
|The Triangle Club A Washington D.C. host for ga|
|Texas Gay and Lesbian Meetings|
|K Street is a meeting place for Gays and Lesbian|
|The Galano Club is Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Recove|
|Lesbian Friends in Recovery|
|Tracy's Pages Recovering Lesbian,|
|The Gay And Lesbian National Hotline
|The New York City Lesbian & Gay Community Servic|
|Substance Abuse in the Gay and Lesbian Community|
|ADAPT A Project designed to reduce substance abuse among gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people|
|San Diego's Stepping Stone Our mission is to create, sustain and extend life-enhancin|
|OUTYOUTH Providing Services for Central Virginia's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgende|
|The Latest Breakthroughs in Recovery from Addiction:
A Report from the Twelfth Annual
|aala - Gay and Lesbian AA in Los Angeles
Includes schedule and meeting information.
|NYC Alcoholism/Addiction and Gay-Related Links|
|The IAC Worldwide Directory of Gay and Lesbian|
|SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WWWEBPAGE GAY AND LESBIAN - OPEN DISCUSSION MEETING OF
|Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse: a response to the
abusive use of the Bible against Gays and Lesbians - excellent!
|Rainbows From Rainyday|
|It has been estimated that as many as one out of every three gays and lesbians -- that's over eight million of us -- struggle with the disease of chemical dependency every day.
Under the tremendous pressure of guilt, hate, and fear of discovery all around us, many lesbians and gays turn to alcohol or drugs in an attempt to escape from the strain of trying to balance being gay and living in a hostile world.