The XXXIX National Meeting of Intergroup Offices of Alcoholics Anonymous, that is currently being held in the city of Mérida, Yuc., started on Thursday October 10th, and will end on Sunday13th.
During a press conference, the Yucatecan living legend and former boxing world champion Guty Espadas Jr. (who is one of the leaders of the AA movement in our state), declared that instead of modifying the regulated schedules for the sale of alcoholic beverages, legislation must be focused on concrete actions to reduce the incidence of alcoholism in the Yucatecan population, especially in teenagers.
The Poliforum Zamná of the Kukulcán sports unit is the venue for this year’s AA National Meeting, and several conferences on alcoholism will take place during the weekend, as well as talks about what AA is doing today to support people affected by this desease and their families.
It was reported that in Mexico there are 14,500 AA groups, 500 of these in Yucatan and 280 in Merida alone.
In the state, about 5,000 people attend regular sessions and implement the 12-step program, a program that has been adapted to support other groups, such as drug addicts, neurotics, ludopaths or compulsive eaters.
The official opening of the meeting will take place today Friday October 11, at 5 p.m. at the Poliforum Zamná, the work tables will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 8 a.m. at the Technological Institute of Mérida and the closing ceremony will ge held on Sunday October 13 at 10 a.m. in the Poliforum Zamná.
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