How did the meeting start?
It all started with an opening speech from the guest speaker who was once an alcoholic and has been sober for over 22yrs.
Was one of the 12 Steps discussed, or many?
Yes, all 12 steps were discussed in brief during the meeting since it was the first 12 steps meeting for this new group.
Was there a personal testimonial?
Yes, the floor was opened to all members who are willing to share their personal testimonies. Eleven people shared their personal testimonies during the meeting.
What did you like about the meeting?
The sense of belonging that was given to each member without condemnation was very inspiring to me. Members were able to share their personal alcohol issues without been ashamed or laughed at by other members.
What did you dislike?
It requires genuine honesty for success.
For which individuals does a 12 step approach work best?
This works best for individuals who are ready to be committed to the program and also ready to welcome the support group into his life by been open minded.
Which individuals does a 12 step not work well?
Anyone who doesn’t open up to members for support.
Please include a one to two page typed summary of the meeting which incorporates an overview of the meeting along with your thoughts, feelings, and overall experience.
12 STEPS MEETING SUMMARY
The meeting started with an opening speech by the guest speaker who also was an alcoholic and has been sober for 22years. The guest speaker started by sharing his personal issues with alcohol, how he overcame it and the consequences he suffered while he was an alcoholic. The guest speaker was able to relate with each member based on the common ground they all share that is, alcoholic. He then opens the floor to members to share their personal testimonial with the group. Eleven members stood up to share, and they all began their statement the same way; “My name is… and I’m and alcoholic”.