Meeting Formats & Readings

Where appropriate, readings include the attribution statements required for adaptations of AA material. They can be downloaded individually or as a group. GSA groups are autonomous, so each group can choose its own meeting format as long as it is in keeping with GSA's Twelve Traditions. Meeting listings include links to meeting formats and readings. Groups forming new meetings may want to use one of the sample formats here as the basis of their own meeting format.
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GSA Preamble
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The A.A. Preamble is adapted with the permission (2020) of the A.A. Grapevine, Inc. Permission to adapt the Preamble does not in any way imply affiliation or endorsement of this organization.

GSA Group Purpose
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This group has been founded and designed to discuss the fundamentals or basics of attaining and maintaining GreySheet abstinence. For that purpose, we explore together the program of Alcoholics Anonymous in arresting compulsive eating. We strongly support GreySheet. We require that our meeting leaders be abstinent for at least three months on the GreySheet. We support a vigorous and positive attitude toward GreySheet abstinence which we define as three weighed and measured meals a day from the GreySheet, with nothing in between but black coffee, tea, or diet soda.

12 Steps of GSA
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 The Twelve Steps have been reprinted with the permission (1998) of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (AAWS). Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps does not mean that A.A. is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only. Use of A.A.’s Steps or an adapted version in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.

12 Traditions of GSA
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The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with permission (1998) of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (“A.A.W.S.”). Permission to reprint and adapt the Traditions does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only - use of A.A.’s Traditions or an adapted version in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or use in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.

12 Concepts of GSA World Service
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The Twelve Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with the permission (2019) of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (“A.A.W.S.”). Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Concepts does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only - use of A.A.’s Concepts or an adapted version in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or use in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.

Combined Meeting Readings with Attribution
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This document combines the GSA Preamble, Group Purpose, 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and 12 Concepts for World Service with the required attributions for material adapted with permission from Alcoholics Anonymous.

This excerpt from Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 83-84, is reprinted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only – use of this material in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems or concerns, or in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.

Sample Zoom Meeting Format
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This is a sample GSA Zoom meeting format based on the formats of several existing meetings. Download it as a Word document or save to your own Google Drive to customize it for use at your own meeting.