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  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
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    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 by a stockbroker named Bill, and a surgeon Dr. Bob who were both hopeless alcoholics. The two had initially both belonged to the Oxford Group, a nonalcoholic fellowship headed by an Episcopal clergyman, Dr. Samuel Shoemaker. Dr. Shoemaker and an old friend Ebay together helped Bill to get sober. Bill was also helped by working with other alcoholics. Dr. Bob however did not have the same initial success, but when he finally met Bill, he told him what ...
  • Member Of Alcoholics Anonymous
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    BEFORE 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 two main concerns. How...
  • Akron A.A. Team Of Dr Bob
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    The phrase 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...
  • 78 Percent Of Alcoholics Anonymous Members
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    Alcoholics Anonymous is a self-help organization made up of men and women, young and old, who come together to share their experiences with alcohol, and to express their hope and strength with one another so that they can overcome the illness of alcoholism and then help others to recover. A.A. was first started by two men in 1935. One man from New York, Bill W., who was a stockbroker and another man from Ohio, Dr. Bob who was a surgeon. At one point Bill had wondered how one of his friends had a...
  • Support Groups Like Alcoholics Anonymous
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    1. What is alcoholism 2. How do people become alcoholics 3. What are the effects of alcoholism, on both the alcoholic and their family 4. How do you diagnose alcoholism 5. Is there a cure for alcoholics 6. What is the treatment What is Alcoholism Alcoholism can be defined as the dependency on alcohol; addiction to alcohol. It is a chronic disease, this disease called alcoholism is progressive and potentially fatal. In 1966 the American Medical Association (AMA) declared Alcoholism a disease, but...
  • Agency Purpose Alcoholics Anonymous
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    Type of Services Offered The famous "Twelve Steps" of AA express the philosophy and recovery process of this international association. Offering hope of recovery from alcoholism is an essential feature of Alcoholics Anonymous. Such hope is provided by example and supportive interrelationships with other members of this self-help fellowship. Each person is expected to become involved with the Twelve Steps of AA, an ongoing process that "twelve-steppers" refer to as "working the Program... ". The ...
  • Research Paper Alcoholics Anonymous
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    Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous Essay, Research Paper Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is perhaps the best known and most successful alcoholism recovery program. Founded in the United States in 1935 by Dr. Robert Smith and Bill Wilson, by the 1990's the organization had grown to more than 93,000 groups in 131 countries, with an estimated membership of over 2 million. AA functions as a fellowship organization whose members pay no dues and may attend meetings as often as th...

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