I went to Alcoholics Anonymous for the first time. We didn't sit in a circle, but in rows. Nobody sat directly beside anyone else. Some people turned in their seats to watch the speaker; I did when I felt I was being spoken to. Many folks seemed to want to greet me with their opportunity to speak. I used the phrase "My name is Stephanie, and I'm an alcoholic" for the first time.
Let's let that sink in for a moment.