I’m a beginner. Is there a special kind of meeting for me?
No. A.A. meetings are all open to anyone with a desire to stop drinking. AA Tokyo has fewer English language meetings than many cities, so a special effort is made to welcome beginners to any meeting, If you desire to identify yourself as new to AA, the meeting format will, in many cases, revert to a first step meeting where members talk about what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now, with special emphasis on the First Step.
So, which meeting is best for the beginner? The one you attend now, and the one after that, and so on… The same for all of us.
“Our primary purpose purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.”
–from the AA Preamble