He wrote this reflection after attending an alcoholics anonymous meeting as a requirement of his psychiatry clerkship first day at a family planning clinic june 13, 2013 kevin 4. I was instructed — as per an assignment for a graduate-level course i am currently enrolled in — to attend two aa meetings and write a short informal reflection paper sharing a summary of the meetings, what i learned, personal insights, and how the meeting helped me in learning to understand the disease of addiction. Narcotics anonymous past and current trends with drug use narcotics prescription narcotics alcoholics anonymous reaction paper drivers: an identifiably anonymous soicety narcotics annoymous narcotics control the danger of prescription narcotics. Knowing my interest in learning, he informed me about an aa meeting oriented to young addicts (under 25) i look forward to the discussion i will hear there, as well as at my first al-anon meeting nonmaleficence is a medical student who blogs at his self-titled site, nonmaleficence. Addictioncom now has the answer: our comprehensive and growing directory of aa, na, sa, sla, oa, ca, smart recovery and other addiction recovery groups be sure to download cassava to locate meetings when traveling.
Alcoholics anonymous reaction paper 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. Find alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, and other 12-step fellowship meetings around the world the most comprehensive list of 12-step meetings in the world. read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about 12 step meditation daily reflections aa na al-anon download 12 step meditation daily reflections aa na al-anon and enjoy it on your iphone, ipad, and ipod touch.
Online aa daily recovery readings plus recovery help support groups for addicts, alcoholics, family, friends and loved ones forums - chat - links. This is the official website of the general service office (gso) of alcoholics anonymous videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. According to gossop, steward and marsden (2007), it has been proven that attendance in 12 step self help groups including aa and na meetings shows increased abstinence, improved psychological health outcomes and improved substance use outcomes.
Aa meetings usually join hands and say the lord's prayer while na meetings put their arms around each other and say the serenity prayer some tips for meetings the meeting will usually begin exactly on time. The narcotics anonymous recovery program gives us a new pattern of living to replace our old routines and with that new pattern comes a new meaning to our lives, one. I had attended a few aa meetings many years ago with my aunt however, i was too young to understand the purpose and significance of the meetings after being exposed to aa at such young age, i have since been very resentful to its mission and how it transformed my aunt's identity, for better or for worse.
Alcoholics anonymous louisiana district 7 alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Our basic text, narcotics anonymous, or our information pamphlets (ips) are a good place to start most meetings offer ips for free, while books are generally sold at the group's cost most meetings offer ips for free, while books are generally sold at the group's cost. A non-addict's experience at aa and na meetings june 30, 2016 12:56 pm published by admintwo leave your thoughts this post was written by af, a 22-year-old student at csu channel islands, born and raised in ventura county and passionate about keeping the youth and other members of the community safe, informed, and responsible.
Home the complex nature of addiction and recovery the importance of sharing at aa meetings the importance of sharing at aa meetings talking about life in recovery one of the great benefits of the alcoholics anonymous program is that it provides a venue where members can go and talk about their recovery as well as any problems they experience along the way. Alcoholics anonymous strives to create an inclusive group philosophy anyone who wishes to make a commitment to sobriety, is dealing with the issue of alcoholism because of a loved one is afflicted by the disease, or simply wishes to learn more about substance abuse, is welcome to attend an aa meeting. A chairperson leads the meeting in a discussion of material drawn from the aa publication living sober p the promises of alcoholics anonymous are on pages 82 and 83 of the big book.
The presenters and participants attending aa/na meetings are generally much older (the average participant is a 46-year-old caucasian male) and discuss issues that youth simply do not relate to (such as child custody, divorce, and financial problems) (2010, p 5. Reflection on aa and na meetings when i saw on my syllabus that i had to attend an aa meeting, i was vey nervous, frightening and anxiouswalking through the door of my first aa meeting was, stressful and uncertain, since i did not know what to expect.
7:00 am - aa - daily reflections o 9:30 am - aa - saturday morning women's group(children welcome) ow 11:30 am - na - living clean book study o. Morning reflection 2 chronicles 7:14 if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways then will i hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Narcotics anonymous just for today daily meditation narcotics anonymous just for today publication has daily readings for persons who are in recovery na jft narcotics anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.