If you go to the OA website, there is a HUGE list of phone meetings. They are well worth your time! That is....IF you can't go to a face to face meeting.
Every meeting is conducted a little differently. But one thing is common at every meeting around the globe--there are people there that understand where you are right now in your journey. You won't be expected to say anything at the meeting--maybe introduce yourself to the group, but that's about it. The rest of the time, you can be a sponge and soak it all in!
There is a time in just about every meeting where a donation basket is passed (called the "seventh tradition"--the collection helps with rent, literature expenses, etc), but do not feel obligated to contribute if you don't wish to.
Most meetings circulate a book for folks to sign and put down phone numbers (called a "We Care" book in my neck of the woods). You are not obligated to sign the book or put down your phone number if you do not wish to do so. The main purpose of the list is so folks can exchange phone numbers to call in case they need support, or if they want to reach out to support others.
You may attend a meeting and for some reason or another not like it. Before you decided OA is not for you, attend at least six different meetings. Every meeting has a different "vibe" depending on who is in attendance.
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