"Narcotics Anonymous" Essays and Research Papers

  • Narcotics Anonymous

    Olivia Ferrell Informative Outline April 7th, 2014 Specific Purpose: I will inform my audience about Narcotics Anonymous. Central Idea: Narcotics Anonymous is a worldwide self-help organization that has been around for many years and continues to impact our society. Introduction Attention Getter: Imagine 60,000 people in one city, all dealing with the same problem, addiction. According to an article written by Carter M. Yang for ABC news on March 14th of this year, there are 60, 000 people...

    Addiction, Alcoholism, Drug abuse 1447  Words | 7  Pages

  • Narcotics Anonymous: Twelve Steps To Recovery

                                       Narcotics Anonymous: Twelve Steps to Recovery                                                      By         Faye Stottrup         15 November 2001                                                                                                   Stottrup 1         The basis of the Narcotics Anonymous recovery program is a series of personal activities known as the Twelve Steps, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous or AA is perhaps the prototype for...

    Addiction, Alcoholism, Drug addiction 1501  Words | 4  Pages

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 12-Step Program

     Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the largest and most commonly known self-help group in the world. Since the creation of AA in 1935, there have been many programs modeled after it, which are also based on the 12-Step Program. Some of these include Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Chemically Dependent Anonymous, as well as programs for specific drugs, such as Cocaine Anonymous (CA) and Crystal Meth Anonymous (NIDA, 2012). Attendance and participation for self-help groups are open for anyone to attend...

    Addiction, Drug abuse, Drug addiction 2160  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Importance of Spirituality in Addiction Recovery

    look at N.A in Ireland and where it started, I will also look at the 12 step programme- what it is and how it works. To get my information I will search the internet interview people in recovery look up books in the library get literature from narcotics anonymous and speak to agencies. Spirituality To some people spirituality is religion and formed worship like going to mass or group prayer, customs like communion, confirmation, and marriage. To others it may be a belief from within a religion to...

    Addiction, Drug addiction, Drug rehabilitation 1926  Words | 5  Pages

  • Trip to Narcotics Anonymous meeting, NA.

    Attending the narcotics anonymous meeting was definitely an experience I will never forget. When my mom and I first pulled up I couldn't have been more nervous, all the people smoking outside, but as I made my way in I began to feel a bit more comfortable. I did see Ani, the girl who spoke to our class. I overheard others talking about Bo who showed up later on in the night. As I went inside the church, the basement had been arranged with a circle of chairs, with children tables on the side. As members...

    A Great Way to Care, Addiction, Circle 605  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Early Impact of Involvement in Narcotics Anonymous Self Help Groups

    MONOGRAPH 02 THE EARLY IMPACT OF INVOLVEMENT IN NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS SELF- HELP GROUPS A report from the Role of Self-Help Groups in Drug Treatment Research Project John W Toumbourou1 Margaret Hamilton2 With the assistance of: Alison U'Ren, Gordon Storey, Pru Stevens-Jones, David O'Halloran & John Campbell of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne 2 Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Melbourne and Faculty of Medicine, University of...

    Addiction, Drug, Drug abuse 6625  Words | 19  Pages

  • Support Group Paper

     Narcotics Anonymous: Support Group Report Kaitlin Clark Liberty University Narcotics Anonymous: Support Group Report Group Counseling There are many different types of therapies that are available to help individuals struggling with addiction; group counseling is one of these. Many studies show that individuals may benefit from attending group therapy or group counseling. However, it is not something that everyone will benefit from. In our Jacobs (2012) text we read that...

    Addiction and substance abuse organizations, Higher Power, Narcotics Anonymous 1593  Words | 7  Pages

  • Exploring the World of Addiction

    EXPLORING THE WORLD OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Jennifer Kayle Charles, Student Nurse Gwinnett Technical College Exploring the World of Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous (2008) describes itself as a fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem (p. 2) . There are two basic types of meetings, "open" and "closed". Anyone is welcome to attend an open meeting, while closed meetings are limited to addicts and to people who think they may have a problem with drugs...

    Addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism 1066  Words | 3  Pages

  • anonymous

    anonymous anon·y·mous adjective \ə-ˈnä-nə-məs\ : not named or identified : made or done by someone unknown : not distinct or noticeable : lacking interesting or unusual characteristics 1 : of unknown authorship or origin 2 : not named or identified 3 : lacking individuality, distinction, or recognizability — anon·y·mous·ly adverb — anon·y·mous·ness noun See anonymous defined for English-language learners » See anonymous defined for kids » Examples of ANONYMOUS ...

    Adjective, Ancient Greek, Anonymity 474  Words | 3  Pages

  • Aa Meetings Essay 2

    she was the one to lose it. There were a few things in this NA meeting that I learned. First was, when discussing your drug usage or your drug of choice you don`t mention the name of the drug. It was also stated to keep the conversations about narcotics and not alcohol, which surprised me, being that this was my first NA a meeting, I have talked and listened to addicts and recovering addicts many times before but sitting in on a meeting touched me differently. I felt more comfortable attending...

    Alcoholics Anonymous, Drug addiction, Narcotics Anonymous 991  Words | 3  Pages

  • Narcotic Drugs

    Narcotic drugs CRJ 311 December 13, 2010 Introduction: In this paper I will discuss the details the classification of narcotic drugs in criminal law, forensic evidence needed to obtain a conviction in a drug case. The term narcotic implies a state of lethargy or sluggishness...

    Cocaine, Drug addiction, Morphine 671  Words | 3  Pages

  • Internet and Anonymous Label

    [pic] About Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is an Internet meme originating 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. Anonymous, or Anon, is a movement made up of a number of nameless internet activists from around the world. For many, the ‘hacktivist’ group has become the face of the new cyber-war against oppressive governments and all-powerful corporates. Others say the group’s...

    4chan, Anonymous, Freedom of speech 770  Words | 4  Pages

  • Narcotic Drugs

    Newton Narcotic Drugs CRJ 311 Forensics Seitu Stephens February 27, 2013 Narcotics are classified as drugs that bring relief from pain or sluggishness. Unfortunately, the line between narcotics and illegal drugs has blurred and many illegal drugs are known as narcotics instead of what they truly are. One example used in our studies was cocaine. Cocaine is viewed as a narcotic, but is actually a stimulant that inhibits the central nervous system. Opiates are analgesic narcotics that help...

    Drug addiction, Heroin, Hydrocodone 779  Words | 3  Pages

  • 12 Step

    12-Step/Mutual Support Group Meeting Directions and Requirements Read Chapter 10 in advance of attending the meeting. 1. Students should choose the type of meeting they wish to attend: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Reformers Unanimous etc. Look in Chapter 10 for a list of others. Often these meetings are held at churches, shelters, and helping agencies. They are offered at various times of the day and multiple times each week. Rocky Mount has some really...

    Addiction and substance abuse organizations, Drug addiction, Narcotics Anonymous 645  Words | 2  Pages

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    this is the case, there is means of arresting the disease. Before rehabilitation programs individuals were places in sanitariums with the mentally insane. One program changed all that. The program titled Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) was the first of its kind. Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-step program. To the common person A.A. may seem mystical. Except for the millions of individual who have gotten clean through A.A the steps are no magic fairy dusts. This paper will examine the first four of...

    Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous, Drug rehabilitation 1046  Words | 3  Pages

  • Alcoholic's Anonymous

    The overall culture was similar. People introduced themselves as either alcoholics or compulsive gamblers. There was no cross talk. Certain literature was used to guide the meeting and help it flow. It seemed as if Gamblers Anonymous was simply an offshoot of Alcoholics Anonymous or any other 12-step program. I have learned in the past that each group has its own culture as a result of the personalities and differences of its members. I began to learn this as a young adult when I entered the rooms...

    Addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism 1142  Words | 3  Pages

  • Needless Suffering

    potential legal liabilities, and they take an oath stating just that. Therefore, it is unethical and unacceptable for physicians to refuse to prescribe painkillers because some patients have abused the drugs or overdosed. Those unfamiliar with narcotic painkillers may be interested to know a basic history of their origin. The treatment of chronic pain is in its infancy. In the late 1980s, physicians trained in managing the pain of terminally ill cancer patients began to recommend that the “opioid...

    Drug addiction, Heroin, Hydrocodone 2307  Words | 7  Pages

  • Marijuana

    most congressional hearings on new laws which last for days and days). There were exactly three bodies of testimonies testifying at these hearings. The first was Commissioner Harry Anslinger, the newly named commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (who happened to be appointed by his uncle-in-law, Andrew Mellon, who was the Secretary of the United States Treasury). Commissioner Anslinger testified on the government’s behalf. Not surprisingly he was working from a text which he had not...

    Cannabis, Cocaine, Drug addiction 1363  Words | 5  Pages

  • Legalize Marijuana.

    most congressional hearings on new laws which last for days and days. There were exactly three bodies of testimonies testifying at these hearings. The first was Commissioner Harry Anslinger, the newly named commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics who happened to be appointed by his uncle-in-law, Andrew Mellon, who was the Secretary of the United States Treasury. Commissioner Anslinger testified on the government’s behalf. Not surprisingly he was working from a text which he had not written...

    Cannabis, Cannabis laws, Cannabis sativa 2436  Words | 7  Pages

  • Problems Faced by Teenagers in Hong Kong

    supply and manufacture of all narcotic drugs and nearly all psychotropic substances listed in the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. The maximum penalty for major drug offences such as trafficking and manufacturing of dangerous drugs is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million. - The Control of Chemicals Ordinance (Cap. 145) controls all chemicals listed in the 1988 UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances...

    Drug, High school, Hong Kong 1171  Words | 4  Pages

  • Death of a Salesman: Willy Loman - a Tragic Hero

    a Salesman, leads to very severe consequences. Willy never really does anything to help the situation, he just escapes into the past, whether intentionally or not, to happier times were problems were scarce. He uses this escape as if it were a narcotic, and as the play progresses, the reader learns that it can be a dangerous drug, because of it's addictiveness and it's deadliness. The first time Willy is seen lapsing off into the past is when he encounters Biff after arriving home. The...

    A Good Thing, Death of a Salesman, Drug addiction 1067  Words | 3  Pages

  • Participant observation of Alcoholics Anonymous

    This paper is an attempt to explore the possible research stances available to me involved in participant observation of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of the Lehigh County. For this field study I chose to be a complete observer. I have to stay in many assignments I've done I never thought I had to study a group of people with a drinking problem, it was quite sad to listen to a young girls story. I felt like some sort of snitch, spying on a serious group of people, so please take this study seriously...

    Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Bill W. 1447  Words | 4  Pages

  • Anonymous Research

    ------------------------------------------------- Anonymous (group) Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It (is estimated to have) originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.[2] It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment...

    Anonymous, Attack, Attack! 2906  Words | 8  Pages

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group Report

    Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group Report Liberty University Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group Report Group therapy has evolved so much that the participant are learning how to help themselves and others. Self-help groups are one of the most popular forms of group therapy. One of the most known self-help groups is Alcoholics Anonymous also known as A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organization...

    Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse 1186  Words | 6  Pages

  • Alcoholic Anonymous and Al-Anon Meetings

    Alcoholic Anonymous and Al-Anon Groups Nicole P. Thompson SWK-339 Coker College Professor: Jean D. Keefe April 13, 2009 Abstract Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon groups have helped a lot of people become sober, and to deal with an alcoholic family member. It takes a lot for a person to first admit to having a drinking problem, and then share their experiences with a room full of people. If they want help, that is what they have to do. Research on two AA meetings provided a lot of...

    Al-Anon/Alateen, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous 2743  Words | 6  Pages

  • chemical dependency

    Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Group Structure: Type of group: This meeting was a “Narcotics Anonymous Open Sharing Meeting”. This component, where anyone attending had the opportunity to share. There was no direct feedback from the other participants during the “share”, thus only one person spoke at any given time during that portion of the meeting. Organizational affiliation: Narcotics Anonymous as a group has no affiliation outside of Narcotics Anonymous. As a group they have...

    Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Bill W. 1022  Words | 3  Pages

  • William Griffith Wilson: Co-Founder of Alcoholic Anonymous

    married on January 24, 1918 right before Bill had left for World War I. (“Bill Wilson”, 2012). Bill W. served as a Second Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery. Bill had finally, in the military, experienced his “first drink”. According to Alcoholics Anonymous (2001), Bill stated, “ I had found the elixir of life.” This first drink led to the second and all the drinks in the years to come for Bill, as he began drinking heavily and excessively. After the war, he went to live with Lois in New York City,...

    Addiction, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous 1390  Words | 4  Pages

  • Suppport Group Summary

    Narcotics Anonymous: Support Group Report Laketha Brown Liberty University Dr. Margo Farwell HSER 511 Narcotics Anonymous: Support Group Report Group Counseling With individuals batting all types of addiction in today’s society, different types of therapies have become available to help individuals overcome these obstacles. Studies are showing that some individuals may be benefit from group therapy or group counseling. However, group therapy may not be beneficial to everyone. “Individuals...

    Alcoholics Anonymous, Drug addiction, Self-help groups for mental health 755  Words | 3  Pages

  • Lessons Learned From An Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

    Interactive Assignment – AA Meeting Alec Heffner For this interactive assignment, I chose to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting in the local area. I chose to attend this event out of pure curiosity. I like to enjoy alcoholic beverages on a regular basis, so I felt it would be very enlightening to sit down and really listen to what these people had to say. Throughout the rest of this essay, I would like to recreate that experience. Over the course of this meeting I was able to walk...

    Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism 1116  Words | 4  Pages

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group (Aa) - Essay

    N121L Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group (AA) Location: Wesley Church on Barstow The support group I attended was on October 19th, 2012 at 12pm at Wesley Church located on Barstow Avenue. It was in the Winterburg Education Building in room 3. A gentleman by the name of Andy was leading the group. He first said a prayer and then asked if there were any new members. There were none so he asked if there were visitors. I introduced myself and said I was a Fresno State nursing student. He then...

    Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Diabetes mellitus 791  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Experience at Al-Anon

    Therefore, I knew this assignment would give me the perfect opportunity to attend a meeting. I have been to several meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and I also have attended a few meetings of Narcotics Anonymous. It was at those meetings, several years ago, that I first heard of a group called Al-Anon. There was a Wednesday evening Alcoholics Anonymous meeting that I enjoyed attending in Jeffersonville at the Jeff Token Club. I found it to be a friendly environment and full of twelve step gurus...

    Addiction, Al-Anon/Alateen, Alcohol abuse 1270  Words | 4  Pages

  • Chemical Dependency

     AA Analysis Alcoholics Anonymous, AA, is an open discussion meeting with anyone who wants to be a part of it or learn options for help. Many people join AA for the idea that they can relate to others and not feel judged on their past and present life choices. I personally, have a hard time understanding alcoholics and what their need for over use of alcohol. I went to an AA meeting with the hopes of understanding and being able to put myself in “their shoes” so that I can learn to help more...

    Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Cognition 936  Words | 3  Pages

  • Alcohol Essay 17

    centers is to aid alcoholics through the withdrawal stages. Withdrawal symptoms include sleeplessness, sweating, depression, headache, weakness, vomiting, alcoholic seizures and delirium tremens (D.T.'s). There are support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) to help people stop drinking and start dealing with their problems. There are also recovery homes and halfway houses that help aid alcoholics to sobriety. There is no one way to recover from alcoholism. The family also needs help recovering...

    Addiction, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol withdrawal syndrome 1462  Words | 4  Pages

  • Aa Meeting

    Brian K. Rayfield Prochaska SPH – 106 T/TH 10:15 – 12:20 12 July 2013 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous is a self-help support group. Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by Bill Wilson (Bill W.) and Dr. Robert Smith (Dr. Bob) in 1935 and is based on a twelve step program. Bill W. felt the need for the program because he struggled with alcoholism for many years and had been hospitalized on numerous occasions and finally obtained soberness with the Oxford Program. After his journey to soberness...

    Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism 1227  Words | 4  Pages

  • Aa Meeting

    time well spend. There are hundreds of studies that had shown, alcohol have destructive short term and long term effects yet some people drink excessively without minding any of these harmful effects. By the way, what is AA meeting? “Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 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.” With my notebook and a pen I healded to the meeting with specific...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous 2544  Words | 7  Pages

  • Alcoholics Anoymous Ethnography

    Daniella Levy 11/19/12 MH31 Ethnography On Sunday November 18th, I attended my first alcohol anonymous open meeting at Gerritsen Beach. The church was called St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the session started at 7pm. I was actually very nervous going by myself, so I asked my best friend to come with me for support. This meeting occurred in the basement of the church. My best friend and I began walking down the stairs into the basement, and we already saw people sitting around in a...

    Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse 1021  Words | 3  Pages

  • Aa Assignment

    AA Meeting This was my first experience at an alcoholics anonymous meeting and it was very interesting and in a way uplifting. At St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Middleburg, Fl. the AA group was called “Soul Savivors” there were people who had come from different walks of life such as a single parent that started when she was fifteen to a School teacher that started when he was eight. The group meeting that I attended was rather small, a total of six were in attendance and 3 were missing...

    Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse 851  Words | 3  Pages

  • Aa Meeting

    AA Meeting Mandeep Kaur RN 40L July 02, 2013 Group Selection: I selected an Alcoholic anonymous meeting. I wanted to see what they do and how it works for people who are alcoholics. I searched alcoholic anonymous meetings in Fresno and found this community service group online at http://fresnoaa.org/home/ Purpose of the group: In Alcoholic Anonymous meeting, people gather from community in groups to help one another achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol. These meetings are free...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous 905  Words | 3  Pages

  • Recovery Support

    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...

    Addiction, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous 1343  Words | 3  Pages

  • week4groupd 445interventionstrategiessummary

    occurring that are a byproduct of her drinking. Once the problem has been clarified, the therapist makes an initial recommendation for action based on her assessment. In this case, the therapist suggests that Tonya participates in three Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) classes in the next week. The therapist then strengthens the thought of action with a very simple, but affective question, “What would it hurt?” This simple question creates a deep thought for Tonya’s purpose for therapy. Tonya’s willingness...

    Addiction, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous 1502  Words | 7  Pages

  • Effects of Alcohol on the Family

    desires to try has a multitude of options. There are certain medications in use that may be prescribed as part of treatment, but these usually accompany group therapy or psychotherapy, which is usually found to be the most effective. Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, is the most common program, due to its availability, anonymity, efficacy, and affordability. It is a free international program based on the mutual support of its members, where alcoholics learn to take responsibility for their actions,...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholic beverage 2174  Words | 7  Pages

  • Assessment Project Analysis

    to drinking because people don’t think about the consequence but the moment that they get drunk. Here are the treatment options people can use: AA meetings- these are confidential meetings where alcoholics can go to and it stands for Alcoholics Anonymous. People can go here for whenever they are having problems with drinking and they can also learn to be sober by talking to others and getting ideas of how to stop drinking for good. Therapy- People can go to therapy if they are having a problem for...

    Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse 1179  Words | 7  Pages

  • Aa Meeting Reaction Paper

    SAB 210 April 12, 2010 Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Reaction Paper I attended an A.A. meeting on April 5, 2010. Before the meeting I seemed very anxious. This was not my first meeting I have been to meetings before but they all seem to make me nervous. When I arrived the nervousness had eased off because everyone had made me feel welcomed. I was made to feel like a part of their family from the beginning to the end of the meeting. I seemed to have realized I missed going to these meetings...

    2005 albums, 2006 singles, Alcoholics Anonymous 1086  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hacktivism Ethics

    therefore nullify any argument from ethical grounds that the action originally held. 3) The participants of an act of hacktivism cannot remain anonymous. The purpose of civil disobedience is to bring attention to an injustice in an ethical and responsible manner while maintaining fidelity to the system and rule-of-law. [11] Therefore, one who remains anonymous with respect to their actions is not allowing the general population to come to an informed opinion regarding the injustice. The general populace...

    Activism by method, Anonymous, Business ethics 7214  Words | 24  Pages

  • Problem Gambling and Argument

    non-gamblers” this according to National Research Council on Pathological Gambling. Gamblers forget or get very angry with them that they blame it on other people, and for some wife’s are the victims. 3. Argument with evidence#3: Studies of Gamblers Anonymous (GA) members report that approximately half of the participants had stolen to gamble and over one-third had been arrested. Gamblers at this point are addicted to gambling. Connective: Now that I explained why gambling is a big problem “addiction”...

    Addiction, Casino, Gamblers Anonymous 1318  Words | 4  Pages

  • Shopping Addiction

    bestselling author (192-198). Is there a cure for someone who has a shopping addiction? The answer is yes. The first thing to do it to admit one has a problem. There are different levels of a shopaholic. Individuals will have to find a debtors anonymous 12 step program to go to. This program is important for ongoing support and maintenance. Individuals will also have to go through credit counseling. “There are no standard treatments for shopping addictions” says Donald Black, MD (quoted...

    Addiction, Commerce, Compulsive buying disorder 1767  Words | 5  Pages

  • Foucault - Death of the Author

    the rise of the author and how the idea of the figure's importance came to be. Foucault considers Greek mythology when debating this claming that once it was the hero in such plays that was granted his immortality and the author remained largely anonymous. In the middle ages, this assumption changed as names of those who were involved in scientific discoveries were used to verify their truthfulness. Foucault states that in arguments, statements were in the order of "Hippocrates says… or Pliny tell...

    Anonymous work, Discourse, Literature 1746  Words | 5  Pages

  • Staying Sober

    and probation violations has risen with the program coming to an end due to budget cut backs. Some alcoholics replace on drug with another, there are great risk replacing on drug with another drug. There is no scientific evidence for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) there are just the principles of the program. It is a self help program and for it to be successful individuals have to be will to work the steps that are provided by the program. AA and other programs are sometimes court ordered. Some individuals...

    Addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism 1494  Words | 5  Pages

  • Compare Contrast

    balance between work and leisure (Robinson). A workaholic must also set firm boundaries between work and life outside of work so they do not over commit themselves. There are also programs that aid in the recovery of workaholism such as Workaholics Anonymous which is a self help program designed to help members stop working compulsively and to carry the message of recovery to workaholics who still suffer. They also utilize the 12 steps of recovery method (Robinson 236). Likewise, alcoholics must also...

    Addiction, Alcohol, Alcohol abuse 1561  Words | 5  Pages

  • Alcoholism (Aa )

    Shaniqua McIntosh Jan 2, 2012 Alcoholics Anonymous Alateen/al-anon What is Alcoholics Anonymous? Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international movement created to help alcoholics to recover and live better, alcohol free lives. It was found by Bill Wilson and Robert Holbrook Smith in 1935. Robert Holbrook Smith was a doctor who struggled with an alcohol problem since his teens that tried unsuccessfully for many years to get rid of. His alcoholism had a progressing negative impact on...

    Al-Anon/Alateen, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous 719  Words | 3  Pages

  • kjkl,,,m

    of occurred a long time ago, and due to the chaos and lack of records being kept during the medieval times on music, there is only one source that exists to draw information about Perotin and Leonin.This source came from a treatise called Anonymous IV. It is in this treatise that we find Leonin and hissuccessor Perotin who are mentioned as important contributors to the music being written at Notre Dame during the 12th and 13th century. Rhythmic Modes See all 3 photos The six rhythmic...

    Anonymous IV, Gregorian chant, Léonin 1368  Words | 5  Pages

  • 12 Step Meeting

    On February 13th, I attended and overeaters anonymous meeting. I’ve never been to any type of support or 12 step meeting before, so I was not really sure what to expect. When I first arrived, there were a group of women waiting outside for the meeting to start. Once the meeting started, the person who chaired the meeting began. She started with an introduction of what Overeaters Anonymous was. She then had someone come up and read the 12 steps and 12 traditions. The leader of the meeting went on...

    Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Bill W. 1013  Words | 3  Pages

  • AA Meeting Report

    as a friend and a mentor for the newcomer in A.A. (Whelan, 2009). The “Big Book” In the A.A. meeting, there were a lot of times where the “Big Book” was brought up by the people attending the meeting. The full name of this book is Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. It is currently on its fourth edition and the first edition was written by William Wilson and Bob Smith. This book contains the twelve steps and twelve traditions in the...

    Addiction, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol dependence 2347  Words | 7  Pages

  • Understanding Addiction

    Understanding Addiction Limestone College Abstract As early as 1939 with the publication of the first edition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous the medical community was aware that addiction was more than a moral shortcoming. In the first addition of the book in the chapter The Doctor’s Opinion, Dr. William Silkworth (1939) wrote the following, “We believe, and so suggested a few years ago, that the action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; that...

    Addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism 1317  Words | 2  Pages

  • Aa Paper Philosophy

    2. Philosophy Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. The primary purpose of AA is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. Although AA was founded on Christian principles and by white men, the organization has evolved to be multicultural. AA doesn’t keep a list of members' names, but estimates that it has 2 million members who come from all backgrounds. The philosophy behind Alcoholics Anonymous is that alcoholism is a disease. Even...

    Alcohol, Alcohol abuse, Alcoholic beverage 1446  Words | 5  Pages

  • 12-Step Research Paper

    organization stressed the importance of anonymity for individuals attending their program and an open structure of gatherings. No one person of authority was over the entire group. Many of the Oxford Group teachings and doctrine were adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous after its formation in 1936 (Trice, 90). Shortly after hospitalization, Wilson contacted the Oxford Group to seek help, and he was introduced to Henrietta Seiberling, an influential member of the Group. Seiberling saw Wilson’s need and distress...

    Alcohol abuse, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism 1506  Words | 5  Pages

  • Family Dynamics

    you have mood or mind altering substance inside of you. Susan realizes after making her own family that “what happened is just what happened to her (1473). She accepted things for what they were. It talks about this in The Big Book of Alcoholics anonymous; the first step is “We admitted we were powerless of our addiction and that our lives had become unmanageable” (Bill W.). Things are powerless in our lives, just a fact of life. It does make a difference in the way you were raised on whether or not...

    Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous 1618  Words | 5  Pages

  • Controversial Argumentative Essay

    Looney in 1998 stated, “80 to 90 percent of people in Gamblers Anonymous will tell you they did something illegal in order to get money to gamble. A lot of them do white collar crimes, fraud, credit card and employee theft.” Most of the problem gamblers admitted to doing the white collar crimes to get money. The ways of getting money were non-violent like fraud, embezzlement, selling drugs, and petty theft or robbery. From Gamblers Anonymous 63% of the gamblers admitted to writing bad checks and 30%...

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  • Alcoholism: Disease or Choice?

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