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Hi Sammy

The online meeting is helpful. I have been in there a number of times now and although slightly different and, doesn't quite have the same effect as a physical meeting, you do get a similar feeling. What I mean is i could still feel and relate to the therapies given even though they were written rather than spoken.

I would never substitute the online meeting for a physical one but if I was ill and could not get to one (like you have been) the online meeting would definitely be on my priority list.

Also, there is no reason why you cannot stay in touch with other GA members on the phone while you are unable to attend, especially a sponsor, if you have one.

Big Dave (Eastcote/Uxbridge)
Yes for me the online meeting helps...same as a lot of things in GA help me..


GA only helps me as much as I am willing to put in the effort myself..

Meetings are only a small part of how GA helps...GA offers people a simple programme of recovery..that's where the recovery is in GA.

Its like going out for a special meal....the table's set beautifully, great service...and you order a roast beef dinner and what you get is a lovely dinner of roast potatoes in duck fat and all the trimmings...but NO roast beef.....

The GA recovery programme is the Roast Beef..

Smartie xx