If you don't go to meetings your chance for long term sobriety diminishes. For the most part the previous sentence is true. When we see someone come into the rooms, then we don't see them and they drank again. When we hear them talk the first thing most of them say is that they stopped going to meetings. Then a whole bunch of other things come out of their mouth. THEY STOPPED GOING TO MEETINGS!!! That is the important part of the explaination.
Meetings are where we are going to find the solution to our problem. The members who are there day in and day out are the people we should listen to. They can help when we can't help ourselves. Meetings are where our friends are.