An Aa Meeting Essay

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AA meeting AA or Alcohols anonymous is just like any other group in my opinion. In any group the members gain support from each other to reach a similar goal. In this case it is alcoholics helping alcoholics to achieve lifelong sobriety. “Alcoholics Anonymous has roughly 2.000,000 men and women as members in more than 180 countries.”( Alcoholics Anonymous). When I found this statistic I was amazed. There are no rules and no member fees. This organization is self-supporting through donations. The objectives are simple and that is to achieve sobriety. This is a 12 step program however I found it interesting there are also what is call the twelve traditions. The twelve steps are the core component of AA. Theses 12 steps promote personal recovery, change, and growth. The twelve steps are as follows: 1. We have admitted we are powerless over alcohol and our lives have become unmanageable. 2. We have come to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity 3. We have made the decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand him 4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves 5. We have admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. 6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all defects of character. 7. We humbly ask God to remove our shortcomings. 8. We made a list of all the people we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. 9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. 10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it, 11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understand him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry it out. 12. We have had a

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