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    Using AA vs. Abusing AA This paper will try to explain the different views of how and why Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs are accepted and rejected as effective tools in treating alcoholism and other addictions. The articles reviewed contradict the others’ opinion. First, we see that supporting the 12-step programs with a degree of involvement both the doctor and patient will see better results in treating the addiction. The second view will show that 12-step programs can be used

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    Alcoholics Anonymous

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    “early A.A.” refers to the early fellowships and meetings held in Akron, Ohio. These meetings took place between 1935 and 1939 when Alcoholics Anonymous was an integral part of “A First Century Christian Fellowship” (Pitman 56). A.A. was the outcome of a meeting between Bill W., a New York stockbroker, and Dr. Bob S., an Akron surgeon. Both had been hopeless alcoholics (Fingarette 14). Before this time, Bill and Dr. Bob had each been in contact with the Oxford Group, a mostly nonalcoholic fellowship

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    Children of Alcoholics

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    families is affected by an alcoholic, making alcoholism responsible for more family problems than any other single cause (Parsons). Alcoholism is a disease that not only affects the individual, but also everyone around the alcoholic. Alcoholics can make irrational decisions that are harmful not only to themselves but also to the people around them. These irrational decisions can cause financial instability for the household which, in turn, contributes to neglect. Alcoholics may make the financial problems

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    In the United States, twenty million children are experiencing physical, verbal and emotional abuse from parents who are addicted to alcohol. Growing up in an alcoholic house can leave emotional scars that may last a lifetime. This is tragic because we consider that childhood is the foundation on which our entire lives are fabricated. When a child’s efforts to bond with an addicted parent are handicapped, the result is confusion and intense anxiety. In order to survive in a home deficient, of healthy

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    Alcoholics Anonymous

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    Alcoholics Anonymous When I saw the Alcoholics Anonymous assignment on our syllabus earlier this semester I thought, "Oh my god, I have to go to some stupid AA meeting." In the weeks prior to attending the meeting, I was very nervous about attending it because I did not know what to expect. Some of the questions going through my mind were: "Was everyone expected to talk at the meeting?" and "Was I going to be criticized as the outsider wanting to know what AA was all about?" Those were my

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    Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

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    THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES The consumption of alcoholic beverages has caused too much turmoil in our society. A careful examination of this subject can help an honest person see the terrible consequences that alcohol can bring to those who become a slave to it. Even though some people do not wish to recognize that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is something unethical, we must acknowledge that it is. The issue that will be under discussion is one that is spreading around very fast

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    Russia always finds a way to come back to its alcoholic roots. In America, it’s hard to understand this aspect of their society, because it hasn’t always been a part of ours. American’s think of alcoholism as a destructive force towards social interaction. Based on the role that alcohol plays in Russian society as well as the history of addiction and death, Americans stereotypically view Russia as a large, destructive, and brutish country filled with alcoholics. Today, Russians still love to drink, Russia

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    Wilson’s theory on Alcoholism; whether it’s a disease or a spiritual problem. In addition to the question of the origins of alcoholism another question is if the “Big Book” and 12 step program about alcohol or about finding God. This paper is about Alcoholics Anonymous and how the organization treats alcoholism as a disease that it impossible to cure unless the individual finds God. I believe that AA operates in a fashion similar to that of a cult because of what the book teaches and the message that

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    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

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    goes to multiple meetings and this was her first time at the specific location. She asked me of my major and other information. A member of the group, who seemed to be the “leader”, then initiated the meeting by stating his name and that “I’m an alcoholic.” The meeting was initiated and the first order of business was relevant to greetings. The “leader” appeared, as though he ran the meeting, but I later found out this was not the case. After his introduction he asked if there were any order of businesses

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    I have never experienced what it would be like to be a part of an AA meeting. The only time I have had seen or heard someone mention meetings for alcoholics has been TV shows and movies, which would portray these meeting as a circle of strangers just deliberating stories of their life and how this disease has changed them forever. Therefore, I had no idea what to expect. I felt intimidated and had a sense of nervousness, so I decided I would not go alone and brought a friend. My expectation upon

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