Abstinence. Personal Empowerment. Support. Inclusiveness. www.freestylerecovery.org.
My first AA meeting was July 4th 1995 in Manhattan. My first detox was in September of that same year. I have been to AA and other groups in New Mexico and California. I've started a couple AA meetings, an Agnostic 12-step group, a SMART meeting, and a LifeRing meeting.