Hi HappyDays:

Congratulations on summoning the courage to step into your first AA meeting. I hope you keep coming back. I'm sober in AA; I don't know how much of my abuse recovery I could work if it weren't for maintaining my sobriety from all mood altering substances. I still have other ways of dissociating which disrupt my life horribly, but am grateful that I don't have the ongoing wreckage of drinking throwing my life into utter chaos.

Keep it simple, one day at a time!

Jim