These are 12-step This refers to the members of AA and the bonds of support between them. It is this fellowship that allows addicts to share their stories and accept each other in a world that is not always understanding. More meetings focusing on a specific topic for discussion. They start with the The chair or leader of the group is the individual leading discussion in a specific meeting. They run the reading and pick the topic for the meeting. It is also their job to make sure the meeting runs smoothly and the traditions are maintained. More discussing their experiences in relation to a specific topic before opening it up to wider discussion. Topics can include (for example) Accepting an inability to cope with addiction alone, is a major part of the recovery process. The same process involves accepting our flaws, responsibility for our actions, and the need to surrender to a Higher Power. More, forgiveness or making amends.