Alcoholics Anonymous Essays

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Analysis

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    Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. The first chapter of The Big Book tells how Bill Wilson was introduced to the concept of using a faith based, group support program to provide the mental and emotional support needed to manage Alcohol Addiction. The main purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. The program is unique in that each chapter is self funded, develops their own meeting format. I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Alcoholic Anonymous Meeting

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    The purpose of this paper is to discuss and reflect on my experience attending an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting. Alcoholic anonymous (AA) was created to help individuals effected by Alcohol collaborate and support each other during their time of need. All AA meetings are structured differently. However, there are only two types of meetings: opened and closed meetings. During my experience, I attended an open meeting where anyone can come regardless of a diagnosed alcohol problem or the level of experience

  • Reflection On Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

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    yet frightening too. Surprised at how different the population was among each meeting. In the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings there were more of an older generation, where in the Narcotics Anonymous there were more of a younger generations. I noticed in the Narcotics Anonymous meeting there were a lot of people who were wearing ankle monitors from the justice center, but out of the three Alcoholics Anonymous (I know we only had to attend two AA meetings-long story on how/why I ended up attending three)

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Report

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    On Wednesday April 6th at 8:00pm, I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at the Salem United Church of Christ located on Marietta Avenue (2312 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster pa). I intentionally arrived a few minutes early in order to find a seat with my friend while we waited for the meeting to begin. The meeting took place in a large multipurpose room with circle tables available to sit at. Refreshments were offered to all who attended supplied by one of the group members. At the start of the

  • AA Meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous

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    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. This includes anyone who suffers

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Group Analysis

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    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. One of the members then took the floor and spoke as the featured speaker talking mostly

  • Reflection Paper About Alcoholic Anonymous Meeting

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    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. Before the meeting, I thought only people from lower socioeconomic status or unemployed people were alcoholics. People in the meeting dressed well and looked healthy. They didn’t look like the alcoholics I have seen

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

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    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

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Chapter Summary

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    the Folk Psychotherapy of Alcoholics Anonymous ( AA) by L A. Alibrandi. The focus of the Chapter is “detailed examination of the relationship between the sponsor and the new comer. A.A. sponsors help others to achieve and maintain sobriety. I like the statement of an AA member “Drunks get sober every morning, or every time they go to jail or a hospital, but in A.A we learn how to stay sober.” (Zimberg, S, et al pg. 165). AA folk psychotherapy goals are “to allow the alcoholic to know himself, define

  • Reflection On Alcoholics Anonymous Group Meeting

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    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

  • Alcoholic Anonymous Meeting

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    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

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Assignment

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    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

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Reflection

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    Alcoholics Anonymous is a healing support group with its primary purpose to help alcoholics stay sober anonymously and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. The meeting that I have attended was the University/ Women’s group at 4021 Walnut St. The meeting was held in West Philadelphia in University City on Friday October 21, 2016. The meeting opens up with prayer and a spiritual meditation for guidance and power to get through recovery. The support group is an example of how community psychology

  • Observation On Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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    Recovery Group Observation 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

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Research Paper

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    History of Organization Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio, and is a spiritual based organization with the sole purpose “to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety” threw fellowship. Alcoholic Anonymous (A.A.) foundation is built on a 12 step program that involves taking 12 step that will guarantee your sobriety (according to A.A.) because you start the 12 steps but you never end, it is designed for you to consistently work

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Reflection

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    I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous group at Gateway Group within the community I reside. On arrival to the meeting I identified myself as instructed and state my reason for the visit. Immediately after I identify myself several individuals in the meeting had objections with me staying at the meeting because I did not state that I was an “alcoholic”. The group leader for this meeting asked for a vote in favor for all who wanted me the leave the session. The vote was in favor of me to stay with a

  • Bill W.: Alcoholics Anonymous

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    changed his whole perspective on life. William Griffith Wilson, or Bill W., was a man that has helped change the lives of over 2 million people. He fought through his depression on countless occasions and found a way to help others like him. Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, would not be possible today without him. He was born in East Dorset, Vermont on November 26, 1895 in the middle of a snowstorm and in the bar of his grandparent’s hotel. What a fitting birth place for a man whose drinking was the pathway

  • Reflection On Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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    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. They continued to emphasize how

  • Aa Meeting Reflection

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    For this reflection assignment I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The AA meeting I attended was at St. Joe’s Education Center in Ypsilanti at 7:30 pm. As far as the demographics of the group: The number in attendance was about 60 people I would say, it was very packed surprisingly to me. I did not expect it to be that many people there. When I think of an AA meeting I think of a small meeting with maybe 20 people that are a close group not around 60. Also the age range was surprising, I

  • Al-Anon Meeting Reflection

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    The Al-anon meeting was a welcoming experience. I liked the fact that I got a chance to participate in the process This participation aided in my understanding of The Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions compared to hearing them being recited. Two of the member’s that were present had been attending the support group for ten years. The way they framed their experiences the support group proved to be a long-term therapeutic gathering for them. Even after they had faced the Alcoholism in their families