My name is Jan and I’m an agnostic alcoholic in AA My parents gave me a faith that in later years I lost. No, it was not a religious faith, though I was exposed to the teachings of two sects. Neither was forced upon me; I simply drifted away through boredom, and my fragile, superficial …∞
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The writings on recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency are extensive and the book ‘Came to Believe’ is one which I could not do without. “In shame and despair, I went to my first A.A. meeting. By some minor miracle, I was able to suspend opinion, analysis, judgment, and criticism, and instead to listen and …∞
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“As we walked back through the hall, I, for the first time in my life, said to another human being, ‘I’m having trouble with my drinking too.’ She took me by the hand and introduced me to the woman that I’m very proud to call my sponsor. This woman and her husband are both in …∞
A.A. is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. Alcoholics Anonymous does not engage in the fields of alcoholism research, medical or psychiatric treatment, education, or propaganda in any form, although members may participate in such activities as individuals. The Fellowship has adopted …∞
Reduced Costs for Participants of Alcoholics Anonymous The people in this study had never sought treatment for alcoholism. A comparison was made between those who wished to attend AA and those who were seeking professional outpatient help. At entry to the study AA participants had less education, less income, more adverse effects of alcohol, a …∞
“My sponsor was a living damper on my intolerance. But even more, he told me that it would be all right for me to doubt God, that A.A. was not a religious program and, to belong, I did not have to adhere to any set of beliefs. “He suggested that for me a good starting …∞
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Predictors of 4 year outcome of community residential treatment for patients with substance use disorders. Aims This study examined systematically how predictors of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment outcome worked together over time and identified mediators and moderators of outcome. Design The MacArthur model was applied in this naturalistic study to identify how baseline, discharge …∞
New Delhi: Alcoholics who want to quit drinking have only place where they can meet with like-minded people: Alcoholics Anonymous.
Study Relates AA Membership to Lower Murder Rate Noting the relationship between drinking and violent crime, a new study suggests that increased membership in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) could actually lower the murder rate in a community, Reuters reported. Researchers from the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University studied AA membership in Ontario between 1968 and …∞
It cannot be touched, nor can it be completely understood, It is as wide as the world, Yet it is small enough to fit inside the mind of man, It has brought light to where only darkness dwelt It has given Hope” to those who yearned in despair It has nourished forgiveness in those who …∞
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