There were 15 members in attendance, 12 men and 3 women not counting myself. The group leaders were both women and sat at the front of the room. For confidentiality of the group member names will not be included. The meeting began with the group leaders reminding the attendees of the rules of AA and the process of the meeting. Several of the attendees read the declaration of AA and the documents associated.
LIz Hernandez A. In the meeting there were people who came from all walks of life. Some looked really poor while others you could tell had good jobs and looked more normal. Before arriving there the image I had of the people that were going to be attending the meeting was different. According to Bill's wife, who accompanied him to the hospital, Bill had a year history of drinking, but then became sober for ten years. He returned to drinking about a year ago when his youngest brother died in a car accident. Bill consumes about bottles of beer each day.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. I chose to attend this event out of pure curiosity. I like to enjoy alcoholic beverages on a regular basis, so I felt it would be very enlightening to sit down and really listen to what these people had to say. Throughout the rest of this essay, I would like to recreate that experience. Over the course of this meeting I was able to walk away with two valuable lessons.
Using AA vs. Abusing AA This paper will try to explain the different views of how and why Alcoholics Anonymous and other step programs are accepted and rejected as effective tools in treating alcoholism and other addictions. First, we see that supporting the 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 step programs can be used. Bob S.