(the first edition of alcoholics anonymous was published in 1939 on oversize paper because the group received a good price on the paper, making the book larger than standard publications) as the meeting begins, the chair usually asks if there is anyone attending aa for the first, second, or third time ever the chair may. One assignment was to attend an alcoholics anonymous meeting and to write about our personal reaction and the feelings we experienced it was not to be an analysis of aa i submitted the following to my instructor and submit it here for your consideration and reactions assignment: infiltrate alcoholics anonymous by. This paper provides and overview of the various types of meetings, and the course of a typical aa meeting: the setting, scene, participants and discourse, shared goals, sequence of events, key, channels, norms of an interpreter can easily change the environment by having a negative reaction to something they hear. Among the oxford group practices that aa retained were informal gatherings, a changed-life developed through stages, and working with others for no material gain, aa's analogs for these are meetings, the steps, and sponsorship aa's tradition of anonymity was a reaction to the publicity-seeking practices of the oxford.
Essay instructions: i have attended one narcotics anon and one alcoholics anon meeting the aa meeting was in greenville at a united methodist church on a friday night the na meeting was in greenville on a wednesday evening (sc) - i am really looking for some insights into reaction papers as well as the follow up. 1 aa/na meeting reaction alcohol and drug abuse, family and culture (fsos 3426) ladyann gilreath (3868518) feb 29th, 2012 aa/na step open meeting a reaction to the meeting on december 11th, 2011, i attended an aa step open meeting at westminster presbyterian church, located at 1200 marquette ave. 1 aa support group observation aa support group observation by jennifer celtrick 2 aa support group observation abstract this paper covers my observation of an aa support meeting i will discuss the origins of aa, a brief overview of alcohol use disorder, and description of the actual meeting aa support group. This website will give you an idea of what alcoholics anonymous may be able to offer you to understand how aa works, you will need to go to some aa meetings and meet people like yourself who had a problem with alcohol and are now recovering one day at a time you will meet hundreds of them who are now living.
Information about aa what is aa if you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point of where it worries you, you may be interested to know something about alcoholics anonymous and the aa programme of recovery from alcoholism read more here is aa for you only you. Aa i recently attended an alcoholics anonymous meeting for the first time i'm not an alcoholic myself, but a friend of mine who is let me sit in as a guest it was a he was to be the main speaker for the day everyone else who spoke at the meeting did so in reaction to the main speaker's comments.
We are all familiar with the stereotype of the alcoholic, an old man sitting on a park bench drinking from a bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag the truth is different a recent alcoholics anonymous (aa) member survey shows: most alcoholics hold down good jobs, are in committed relationships and span a wide range of. The very idea of making time to attend an aa meeting every single day for three months offends their sense of proportionality because it seems to them an absurd , almost grotesque over-reaction to their alcohol problem of course, the typical alcoholic spends far more than an hour each day drinking and dealing with the. On monday afternoon i drove to happy hour a group of about twenty, gathered to share their experiences under the deadly addiction of alcoholism i walked in quietly to a room filled with the stench of cigarette the ceiling was blackened with mold and the carpet stained almost at every spot my first.
Nonalcoholics are, therefore, sometimes introduced to aa and encouraged to attend aa meetings anyone may attend open aa meetings, but only those with a drinking problem may attend closed meetings a renowned psychiatrist, who served as a nonalcoholic trustee of the aa general service board, made the. Karla brada mendez thought that she was getting a second chance on life when she started going to aa meetings she said earle was incarcerated at the time and never signed the papers in 2003, eric's vieth predicts that the brada mendez case will create an uncomfortable institutional reaction. Many aa meetings in la are just fantastic, full of intelligent, fun, hip, successful people who wear the program like a loose garment i managed to sort of after just one week of reading the workbook and practicing the tools, i saw a big difference in my attitudes and reactions to things rebt focuses on. I'm two weeks into my psychiatry clerkship, sitting quietly in the back of a crowded alcoholics anonymous meeting and watching a middle-aged man discuss his past struggles with alcoholism he starts with his difficult childhood, describing his abusive father when he was eleven years old, his parents.
A 12-step meeting of alcoholics anonymous: a reaction paper 841 words jan 30th, 2018 3 pages the meeting attended was the stairway group meeting in decatur, alabama the members who attended this group meeting were of all ages, of both the female and male gender and were white, black, and hispanic. Last week, i was asked by my fiancee to accompany him to an alcoholics anonymous meeting he is a medical student, and part of his training was a two week addiction medicine rotation during which he was required to attend a series of aa meetings interestingly, i work for a phenomenal organization.
The importance of sharing at aa meetings talking about life in recovery one of the great benefits of the alcoholics anonymous program is that it provides a venue where members can go and talk about their recovery as well as any problems they experience along the way this type of sharing can be highly therapeutic. I hope the opportunity my son had to witness an aa meeting gives him pause when alcohol becomes widely available to him next year but i also hope that if he, or someone he cares about, develops an alcohol problem, he will know that help is available. Free essay: rob doiter professor jakeson 3/6/12 drugs and behavior aa meeting reaction recently, i attended an aa meeting, which stands for, alcoholic. Nevertheless, a large number of aa hate sites (and large rehabs) cite the incorrect interpretation, for example the orange papers and rationalwiki's page on alcoholics all of these find that the alcoholics who end up going to aa meetings are much more likely to get better than those who don't so that's.