Recovery Support Experience Paper
June 23, 2012
Week 4 Assignment
There are a lot of things that people can be addicted to, but I am going to stick to one, which is alcohol. When addicted to something it’s when you are being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is expressively or physically habit forming, especially alcohol or narcotic drugs. There is different ways that people can go get help with something that they are dependent on, well in other words addicted to. You can get help in person, over the one, and even online.
There are many different times and places where people can attend an A.A program. I attended a program on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 1:30p.m. This meeting was being held at the Stairway Club II (3441 N. Rancho Drive Las Vegas, NV 89108). At the Stairway Club II they have meetings everyday at many different times. They have meetings as early as 5:45 a.m. and as late as 8:00 p.m. When I attended this meeting there was not that many people as I thought it was going to be. Once when the meeting had started, the person that is leading the meeting read the AA preamble and then she lead the group prayer. I did not know that they said a prayer at AA meetings; I was not expecting that. The lady asked if there was any one who was new or if it was there first time attending the meeting that would like to introduce themselves by their first name. The name of the meeting was called the 12 steps. I am not sure if the lady was doing the steps in order, but she only talked about one step. I do not remember what step she talked about, but I do know that after she talked about that step, she asked if anyone had any experiences related to the step in which she talked about and if they would like to share. This is the part of the meeting that I found was the most interesting. The reason why is because out of all the people that had talked I remember each and every one of their stories, but I am only going to talk about...
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