But it may depend on the meeting type you are at (open vs
closed, beginners vs
Step Meeting etc.) If in doubt, go up to the chairperson and ask about the group's feelings about sharing if you are using. in the early stages, its best to listen, and to just put your hand up to say you are a newcomer, you are struggling, and that you are an addict, so you can hear yourself say that out loud. Good luck to you. Don't ever let one person's comment stop you from getting your recovery underway.