It is mentioned throughout the family and addicts’ program structure that the Twelve Step Program does not belong to a denomination. However, God is mentioned numerous times during the gatherings. As well as the literature, literature such as the Serenity Prayer, and the Lord’s Prayer were recited in every meeting. The support groups with these beliefs are more available in our area versus those programs intended for people who are Atheist or belief in something other than God. I myself had a tough time following some of the literature and completely considered it because I don’t have strong belief in that God aids in our recovery from what is conflicting us. When I searched for meeting availability, there were only two meetings available that appeared to accommodate a more “freethinking” addicts. I couldn’t attend that meeting and now I wish I could have to see what it would have been identical or different among both meeting’s. Undoubtedly, this program seems to work for those who have attended and followed it. I do wonder what the outcomes are for those who are non-believers in god or other religious entities. Overall, this was a great experience and I respect the difficult effort the families and addicts put into their road to
Disney Channel’s The Proud Family (or TPF for the duration of this paper), is an animated show about a middle class African American family that focuses mainly on fourteen-year old Penny Proud. Her family includes her father Oscar, mother Trudy, grandmother Suga Mama and baby siblings BeBe and CeCe. These characters all live under the same roof. Other main characters include Penny’s friends Dijonay, LaCienega, Zoey and Sticky. The show circulates heavily around Penny navigating life as a teenager and dealing with problems with family and friends. The show is a sitcom, therefore the storyline of every episode is focused on the presentation and resolution of the typical problems that arise for Penny. Social cognitive theory,
I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at a church in Henderson. Going to the recovery meeting was a very interesting experience. I have heard good things about Alcoholics Anonymous because my mom used to be an alcoholic. She has been sober for more than 15 years now and has said that Alcoholics Anonymous was very helpful step in her recovery. The meeting was different than I expected. I expected a small group of people sitting in a circle and telling their stories and it was very different from that. It was an extremely positive place. There were people ranging in ages and people ranging on length of sobriety. Some people there have been sober for over 25 years and some people had less than a week
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.
In my experience of observing Alcoholics Anonymous group, it was a great experience. In my experience, I notice a lot of things in the Alcoholic Anonymous group. The first thing I notice while observing the group session is they have Alcoholics Anonymous bible that read a section every session. They read the same passage that discuss that how important it is to keep all information that is said in the group confidential. They were vey clear with that information. In my first session, the group started with a silent prayer, and read Alcoholic announcement. Next, the reader introduced the group leader. The group leader stated that goals that needs to be accomplish in this group which is stay sober day by day. The group leader also discuss in the group session about alcoholism. The group leader stated that alcoholism is a disease, and alcoholism progress and a chronic disorder. It affects the individual physical and mentally. Alcoholism is incurable and fatal. The group leader was very humorous and stated that many people who are nonalcoholic called alcoholics weak, crazy, and a sinner.
Going in to the meeting I was terrified and felt very awkward. I did not want the members to think I was intruding or that I was there to judge. Once I got in the room, my whole outlook changed. I immediately felt comfortable and welcomed in the environment. There was one small moment of discomfort when one older member started making nasty comments to a very young member because he was “talking way too much”. The older man stated, “The thing that will save you, is if you shut up”. I found this to be very rude, as did many of the other members. I, however, did not say anything because it was not my place. Other than that short moment, I really enjoyed this meeting. In the end, it was beneficial to me because of my family history with alcoholism. It really opened my eyes to the struggles my family members have faced. There was always a chance for me to become an alcoholic due to the history, but I have been very lucky. Hearing the stories from these members made me realize that depending on alcohol will never an option in my
Going to an AA meeting doesn’t commit you to anything, and they don’t keep any sort of records. It’s not like giving a retail store your email information, and they never stop harassing you. Although, you may run into someone you know, like I did. Just understand they’re in there for the same reason you are. If you feel uncomfortable then just attend another meeting, there is a lot out there. From what I’ve noticed, churches tend to be a very common place for an AA meeting. Don’t worry though, they won’t pressure you into becoming a
On Saturday at 12pm, I decided to go to the Alcoholic Anonymous meeting at 822Cne 125 Street, Suite 111 North Miami, FL. It was the closest location near me that was open to Non-alcoholics. Upon enter this building, I had to stereotypical view on how this meeting would look like and be. And these stereotypes were foster by Television shows. The clean version would be everyone sitting in a circle, introducing their selves as everyone in the room respond back in unison, ‘‘Hi whatever that person name is’’. And the grimy version would be a room filled with addicts, with someone oozing with the scent of alcohol shaking uncontrollable. But what I notice was not a corny or boulder-line outrageous meeting, but a very homey atmosphere. The surrounding
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a group of individuals from all walks of life, who come together with the hope of abstaining from alcohol abuse. The main goal of this support group is to abstain from alcohol, and to achieve control of their lives without drinking. According to Stuart, “Alcoholic anonymous (AA) The most common type of self-help group for substance abusers is the 12-step group.” (Stuart, p. 467, 2013) One of the important functions of these groups is to let the individual know that they are not alone in this predicament and that “mutual support can give them the strength to abstain” (Stuart, p. 467, 2013). Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has a model is based on the 12 steps tradition. There are several different self-help groups around
Substance Abuse Counselors, otherwise known as Behavioral Disorder counselors, advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems. Substance Abuse counselors do a variety of things such as evaluate client 's’ mental and physical health, addiction or problem behavior, and readiness for the treatment they need (“Summary”) The first rehab clinic was formed in 1982 by President Ford’s wife, Betty Ford, when she developed an addiction to alcohol and prescription medication in the 1970s. Before this clinic, America formed a Prohibition Act, to ban the possession and selling of alcohol. Many people would be more tempted to drink alcohol and start an addiction due to the fact it was illegal. Today, Substance Abuse counselors have various responsibilities, specific job environments, profitable salaries, long
The group that this writer attended this week was an Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) open group that consisted of thirty-two individuals. The date of the meeting was on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The group started out with one facilitator opening the meeting up. He read the serenity prayer and covered the 12 steps related to the premise of A.A. This took no more than the first five minutes of the meeting.
The last time I went to an AA meeting was about 6 or 7 years ago. At that time, my brother was having issues with both alcohol and drug use, and asked me if I would join him. I was felt very happy because after years of me trying to reach out to him, he finally reached out to me. I still remember when he received his golden chip for 10 months of sobriety. I must have attended about a dozen AA meetings with my brother. During that time, I did feel a bit nervous, but mostly for him. Meaning, I was nervous about how he might respond to AA or if it would even benefit him. I assumed when I started this assignment that I would feel the same, I can tell you now with great certainty I did not.
My Vision For America 's Youth would be to help stop bullying and make a difference in the world . A challenge I want to address would be to help start a chain reaction to stop bullying . A chain reaction is something that happens when one person does something and it influences others and causes them to join in .
On Sunday I went to Great Life to work with my basketball insuctor, Jen. I went there AROUND 2:30. We worked ON: my jump shot, my right hand, which I never use; post moves, and some ball handlaing. As we were shooting we noitced that these little kids were having tourble shooting on a full 10ft basket; therefore I helped them lower the basket so they could shoot. They similed and thanked me as they contiuned to shoot. Even though I was in a room full of other people that could of helped; I was the one who did it, which made me feel great. My small act inpacted everyone by making them think about what they could do. This experience can taught me one THING: a small action can make a big diffrece.
In 2012, I moved to Washington state for studying. There is coastal state and the weather was windy and cold. Port Angeles was a small town, but the air was extraordinarily fresh. I lived there for two years. I heard from my host parent, Port Angeles is regarded as a poor city. Compering with the city, I felt I am a middle class Chinese boy. In general, most part of american thought Chinese students are equally wealthy. I think that is the stereotype of Chinese are rich in their mind. In each college, we usually see a lot of Chinese girls are using luxury handbags or wallet and Chinese boys are driving luxury cars. It is very normal in the United Stats, even around the world as their parents try to give the best things for their kids, that