Gamblers Anonymous Research Paper

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Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous Fitzpatrick Gutierrez NUR 422 Mental Health December 8, 2014 Professor Dulce Santacroce Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous For people to fight addiction, they need help from fellow peers who once had a common obsession with a particular matter. For people to fight addiction, they need family help and support to get through the cravings they cannot control. For people to fight addiction, they need a safe place to go to and get a much-needed guidance to help them live a better life. Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous are those venues. These areas are called support groups are where people can get help with their inclinations of a particular substance or action. They do not…show more content…
All they ask for is that a person comes with an open mind, respect for others, and the motivation to help them get better. Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a support group where persons who have an addiction to alcohol can receive the help and education to deal with their fixations. “Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 2014). This particular support is one hour long. The group starts off with a quick introduction of what to expect and a greeting to welcome everyone who came and including first timers. The “Serenity Prayer” is chanted by all; this is to start a support group officially. On the walls, in large print, are the “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions” the…show more content…
"Support groups and self-help groups are structured for the purpose of providing patients with the opportunity to maintain or enhance personal and social functioning through cooperation and shared understanding of life's challenges" (Hayes et al., 2006; Yalom & Leszcz, 2005). The person who was delegating the groups were previous addicts who have been sober for some time. A better relationship begins because they can relate to the other members. In the Alcoholics Anonymous support group, two coins were given to sobriety, a three month and a nine month. These are great personal achievements for the member to accomplish and it takes motivation, determination, and support. They instill hope and faith towards the other members who need that motivation to succeed. Attending these groups not only helped the members who need help, but also helped the person who came to visit. The education and lessons learned will be applied and used to promote a healthier way of life to their

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