Category: Alcoholics Anonymous

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous ?

Many people will have heard of AA, and will associate it with people being able to stop drinking. Some of the most common questions people have about AA include :  – How do you define an alcoholic ?  – Is AA religious ?  – What are the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous ?  – What […]

Addiction Recovery AA Meetings

Addiction Recovery AA Meetings

Addiction recovery is very generally taken to mean that it is referring to the 12 step recovery process originally pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous, and then adapted by other organisations to deal with specific problems not related to alcohol, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous. The notion of addiction has widened considerably over the last […]

QUIT DRINKING

QUIT DRINKING

There are innumerable books that are either literally titled quit drinking, or how to quit drinking, or what happened when I quit drinking etc. As with many books, the title itself is effectively the selling point, and the content of the book or sometimes magazine article is quite often a fairly woolly or vague approach […]

Does a Rehab make you go to Alcoholics Anonymous ?

Does a Rehab make you go to Alcoholics Anonymous ?

It is probably fair to say that the majority of rehabs that are residential base their approach to their addiction treatment programs with a view that they are better supported by the individual attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and other 12 step organisations . Indeed the majority of rehabs base their addiction […]

Alcoholics Anonymous in a Rehab

Alcoholics Anonymous in a Rehab

Alcoholics Anonymous was the first of the so-called 12-step programs to be developed, followed by Narcotics Anonymous, followed by literally hundreds if not thousands of other 12-step programs, most based on the AA principles, using a different addiction or weakness instead of alcohol. Although Alcoholics Anonymous and all 12 step fellowships are completely independent of […]

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

The official wording of the introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous that is read out at AA meetings, which is known as the AA preamble, gives a clear if slightly awkward message, that Alcoholics Anonymous is a completely independent organisation, that has no affiliation with any outside body or enterprise, is completely free to all its membersand, […]

What is the relationship between a Rehab in Florida and AA?

What is the relationship between a Rehab in Florida and AA?

Someone considering entering a rehab in Florida might well have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, or might even have been to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the past. There is likely to be a degree of confusion as to the relationship between a rehab or treatment center and that of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is partly inevitable, given […]