Importance Of AA Meetings | Alcoholics Anonymous
What is AA MEETING?
AA MEETING – Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical. It’s the only membership requirement is a desire to stop drinking.
AA says it is not organized in any formal or political sense. There are also AA groups that help you stop drinking and that is what AA groups are formed. AA counted 2,087,840 members and 120,300 AA groups worldwide.
AA Meeting groups are self-supporting, relying on voluntary donations from members to cover expenses. There are also programs for Alcoholics Anonymous. AA programs have more than abstaining from alcohol. Their goal is to effect enough change in the alcoholic thinking to bring about the recovery from alcoholism. Now we come to AA meetings, this meeting is “quasi-ritualized therapeutic sessions run by and for alcoholics. They are usually informal and often feature discussions with voluntary donations collected during meetings.
AA meetings do not exclude other alcoholics, though some meetings cater to specific demographics such as gender, profession, age, sexual orientation, or culture. When people talk about what is going on in their life it allows them to release some of the stress and tension that’s going on in their lives. It is not always possible or available to talk to your friends and family about worries and concerns. A 12 step meeting can be the ideal venue for people to unburden themselves.
Some people have different perspectives on different or the same problems as you are having. Step One of alcoholics anonymously tells people that they are powerless over alcohol when they drink it.
There are many treatment programs, and the retreat is powerless over when the people in them want to drink.
“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety; the opposite of addiction is connection”. This says that connection is the key antidote to addiction with an alcoholic person, not only people with alcohol addiction can be treated with connection/ talking to someone they feel comfortable with. These connections are a foundational element of the AA Meeting program and that can be found in the 12th step which states: … tried to carry this message to other alcoholics. These connections can be the key to this treatment and can be more than helpful in other ways too.
When people share they feel more a part of the meeting because they are contributing something. Sharing your thoughts and whatever is going on in your life can be a type of service in recovery. This is particularly true when members share things that are inspiring or provide advice for other members who are struggling with processing their thoughts to others or with themselves.
12 step meetings could not exist if members were not willing to share their experience and hope. Sometimes people are unsure what is bothering them or what they want to do, and that’s how they get addicted to alcohol, only they cannot see any other way to solve their problems. People should socialize more in their lives and th"
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