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Mingling with gentiles for a specific purpose that can't be accomplished with Jews is perfectly fine. If you need the 12 step program, go for it. However, I can not offer personalized, professional advice, and this website does not take the place of seeking such advice from your rabbi.
The Chabad minhag is to specifically say this prayer quietly. I know for sure sources mention saying it quietly during the Kabbolas Shabbos prayer, but have not seen any sources regarding conduct during other services. http://chabad-il.org/hit/hit212.htm#6 (in Hebrew) In the new print of Tehillas Hashem published by Kehos, this law is brought down.
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