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    Introduction On March 3, 2016, I attended the Alcoholics Anonymous group. The reason I made the decision to observe this particular group is simply because my dad is an alcoholic. I wanted to observe this group for him because I’m almost certain that he wouldn’t attend a group that’s so open to their common problems. I wanted to experience others testimonies to know that my dad isn’t the only one struggling with this problem. I also wanted to attend this particular group to discover how the leader interacts with the members of the group. By doing so, this would hopeful help me to be open with my dad and interact with him better. My initial impressions of this group were that the members weren’t going to be as open with each other, (which I…

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    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has become a major treatment approach that has been developed and deemed effective for working with individuals addicted to or abuse alcohol. Alcohol Anonymous (AA) was spearheaded by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith and was officially started in May 1935. Both Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith recognized that sobriety could be attained or maintained through supporting others and themselves. Spiritual beliefs involved in AA were derived from the Oxford Group, which Bill Wilson…

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    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a support group that reaches out to those who have an addiction to alcohol in order to bring them to sobriety and change their lives for the better. One of the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings offered in the city of Mount Vernon is held at Faith Lutheran Church. Attending this meeting allowed me to gain a greater understanding of the struggle of alcohol addiction and the recovery process, and has highlighted the tremendous impact that AA has made on thousands of lives…

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    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting is a fellowship of men and women who comes together and support each other while they are trying to solve their drinking problems. Anyone can join or come observe an AA meeting. The only requirement to become a member of an AA program is to have the desire to stop drinking. In addition, it is free to attend an AA meeting and there are no appointments to make, which makes it extremely convenient for individuals. The AA meeting that I attended was at the Haymarket…

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    Alcoholics Anonymous is a controlled, welcoming and non-judgmental environment for people who are battling an addiction to alcohol. There are meetings spread throughout the country to assist those fighting. I attended a meeting on September 24, at Saint John’s Baptist Church, from 7:30 to 8:30. There were many members that came and told their stories. The majority of the participants were males above 40 years old. There were also about three females, one as young as early 30’s. There were only…

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    1. Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous which is commonly referred to as AA is a fellowship of both men and women whose primary purpose is to help alcoholics to not only stay sober but to also achieve sobriety ("What Is AA?", 2016). It serves the needs of people who have common problems. Members in the groups share their experiences, hope, and strengths with each other in a bid to solve their common problem and to assist each other to recover from alcoholism. AA focuses on a 12-step program…

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    I cannot imagine the amount of courage it takes for someone to walk into an AA meeting for the first time, admitting that they have a problem. Sitting outside of the Portland Recovery Community Center (on Feb. 15th at 17:32) was extremely intimidating and frightening experience as is, let alone if I was entering the meeting acknowledging that I was an alcoholic and that I needed help. I can see how individuals enter their first meeting with a loss of face due to the fear of humiliation and…

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    people. Even though the number of people who were drinking was increasing, it was a taboo, and no one talked about. Worry about increasing problem a Christian Evangelical movement establishes by Frank ND Buchman, started, this Lutheran minister, founded the called Alcoholic Contingent or Alcoholic Squadron that had a main goal of helping people with alcohol addiction. As Kevin Hinchliffe specified on his journal article called, “The Sacred Addiction: Exploring The Spiritual And Psychological…

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    members may have experienced cohesion issues when they first started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meting but during the meeting that I witnessed it was no since of mistrust, or unwillingness to share and everyone seemed very safe in the group. It was even like a running joke that I like you guys so much I enjoy spending time with y’all out of Alcoholics Anonymous. With any relationship where you have you be open and honest, a working relationships is needed. As been stated that one person…

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    The meeting I went to is an Alcoholic Anonymous opening meeting, it was in a church locate at 4115 Dewey Ave. The date I attended the meeting is Feb 6 and Feb 13. When I walk in, they are doing the “reading”, a lady explain to me about the meeting and gave me some manual of the A.A. General Serve Conference- approved literature and the “Big Book”. Every meeting they will all gather on the first floor. There will be someone voluntary to be the speaker, the speaker will do the “reading”. They read…

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