Blog and events Our Blog "At A First Meeting" We were delighted to receive a wonderful poem “At a First Meeting” by a former patient Andrew, who came to Broadway Lodge back in 1977 to receive treatment for alcohol addiction. Following a 5 month rehabilitation stay, Andrew completed treatment and has been abstinent ever since, attending AA meetings regularly. What an inspiration – thank you Andrew. He has expressly confirmed to Broadway Lodge that, provided either Broadway Lodge or [email protected] is acknowledged, the poem may be copied and published freely for non-commercial purposes. AT A FIRST MEETING New Pigeon asks Old Timer, How do I get this thing? You want to Stop? Whatever it takes? Yes, I want it, I’ll do anything. OK: don’t drink, don’t think, Go to meetings. What does it mean Don’t think? It means, Don’t argue, Just do it. Surely it can’t Be that simple? Listen: I’ll be here, tomorrow night, and for all I know you might be right.