An AA meeting may take one of several forms, typically at any meeting you will find alcoholics talking about what drinking did to their lives and personalities. Individuals might also divulge what actions they took to help themselves, and how they are living their lives today. A.A. groups have both open and closed meetings. Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and desire to stop drinking. Open meetings are available to anyone interested in the Alcoholics Anonymous program.
The support group I am interested in using for my Support Group Paper is a support group called Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals to recovery from their addiction of using drugs. This type of organization has support groups that express their experiences of using drugs, how it affects the user and those closest to them, and supports each member in the support group to keep from using drugs again, as done in its support group.
With the prevalence of drugs and alcohol in the South Beach area of Florida, it's easy for local residents to get caught up in the cycles of partying and subsequently, addiction. If you find yourself suffering from the disease of alcoholism, regardless of where you live, a South Beach alcohol treatment center might be the last bastion of hope you will have to regain control over your life. A South Beach Alcohol Treatment Center for Non-Residents South Florida has a great reputation for being one of the top rehab destinations in the country, if not the world. Seeking help from a rehab center located in an environment that is far away from one's home turf is a good idea for people who are dealing with an addiction and are easily distracted or led astray by people, places and things in their home environment.
The meeting that I attended this week was Narcotics Anonymous (NA). NA is a fellowship that includes men and women who struggle with addiction. The members of the group are supporters or recovering addicts, and the purpose is to maintain complete abstinence (Narcotics Anonymous, 2017). Prior to attending the group, I was not informed about the group and was uncertain of what to be expected. Unfortunately, the night that I attended was not a traditional session, as they were celebrating the milestones of a few members.
The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting at the Book Study Unity Club gave off a welcoming atmosphere. The environment was very family oriented and seemed to be a place of acceptance and redemption. Overall, the group process was extremely functional. There were a two leaders, one was the leader for the particular chapter the other was the leader of the particular meeting. In the beginning, the leaders both gave their background histories on how they were brought to AA.
I used to belong to a group called Alcoholics Anonymous. Some might say it was a stimulation I sought that led me there. Stimulation's that share qualities is a way I identify generalities to help me make sense of the world (Bodenhausen, Kang, & Peery, 2011). That sounds like a positive way to say I enjoy alcoholic treats. The group Alcoholics Anonymous defines itself with a set of twelve questions, if one answers these questions in a certain manner they might want to find a group and join (Is A.A. for, 1973).
Abstract This proposal is for the start of a therapy group encompassed around the teachings of Psychoeducational Shame Resilience for woman ages 18-99, experiencing difficulties within a high residential treatment facility. A goal of this group will be to provide therapy with the intention to work towards change in their understanding of Shame. This group will be a closed group, individuals will be referred to by a clinician. Cassie Kasowski COU 574 University of Mary Introduction
In both ancient Greece and modern American society, people who drink alcohol are punished. No matter the degree of the punishment, there are consequences to drinking alcoholic beverages. The consequence to drinking could be as minor as giving away valuable gifts to strangers or as grave as taking another person's or one's own life. Alcohol impairs the function of the brain which, in turn, makes someone vulnerable to any harm. Although many things have changed from ancient Greece up to today's modern society, the consequences that follow alcohol are quite similar.
Human nature leads to emotion and insecurity. When real passion becomes too great for some to bear, they turn to unreal substances to acquire fake sentiments. Aldous Huxley is the author of Brave New World and he perfectly displays that people use drugs, alcohol and other substances to replace real emotion; he also describes that the media can warp the way the public views these pharmaceuticals. When individuals experience great emotional pain, they will sometimes use certain substances to drown out those negative feelings. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, a common “drug” that they refer to as soma.
The support group I attended for the class requirement is Overeaters Anonymous also known as OA. The Overeaters Anonymous meeting was designed to assist people with eating disorders such as compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or over exercising. OA has a similar mission statement as Alcoholics Anonymous. However, they replace Alcoholics Anonymous with Overeaters Anonymous, Alcohol with food and being an alcoholic with being an overeater. OA is a voluntary meeting for individuals seeking assistance wit their overeating.
I went to Alcoholic Anonymous meeting on February 09, 2017. The meeting took place in Ascension Lutheran Church on Main Street, Amherst. Prior to the meeting, I thought I would be uncomfortable if I went, but I am really glad that I went. It was an enlightening learning experience for me.
I attended my first twelve step meeting on March 5th. I decided to go to this one because it was an open meeting, in a good location, and on a Sunday. I figured the crowd would be bigger on a Sunday because people wouldn’t be busy with work. The meeting was located at 511 Melrose Avenue, right across the street from Slater Hall. I left my sorority house around 9:00 a.m.