A Study On An Alcoholics Anonymous ( Aa ) Group Essay

1350 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
I observed an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group in Paterson, NJ, which is a self-help group that helps alcoholics in the recovery and treatment phase. It’s an open group for anyone who wants to change their drinking habits. They have the meeting every Friday at 7:30 pm. There’s no specific qualifications to attend this group. No age limit, specific race, or education is required to become a member. The program is free for any individual who wants to stop their alcohol assumptions. The group’s main purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve the same goal. It’s a nonprofessional organization, the facilitator did not have any degree or certificate required to lead the group such as a degree in counselling or teaching. However, the facilitator needs to have a background in AA service work, two or more years of sobriety, leadership ability, time, and energy to serve their peers. They have the responsibilities to maintain a link of communication between groups. The speaker in the group I attended had 3 years of sobriety. He told me that he chooses to be here on a Friday night to lead group instead of going out to party. I google and search for the AA hotline and I call and they gave me the address, meetings date and time to the closes AA group close to me. The obstacles I encountered trying to find the group was looking for the building that the meeting was held because a church is in the same location as the building for the meeting.
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