Those who tend attend daily or weekly meetings outside of treatment on a voluntary basis have the highest rate of long-term sobriety or clean time. No two meetings are the same, it is vital to check out several meetings before excluding them from your recovery, meetings change lives when a person is desperate enough and ready to get help. Meetings are where addicts gather in order to provide each other support, complete the 12-steps, meet their sponsor, and maintain their sobriety after/during completing treatment. These halls provide a place to meet others who have successfully maintained long-term sobriety, being around such individuals will in itself show you how to stay clean and sober. These meetings are completely free and voluntary to attend. Each meeting has it’s own format and topic; alcohol, cocaine, heroin, etc. Remember, no two meetings are identical so please attend several before ruling meetings out of your program.