Running Heading: ALCOHLICS ANONYMOUS
I choose to do my observation on alcoholism, because it is a major problem that affects all different types of people throughout and remains to be a ongoing problems; these people may become alcoholics for varies reasons. A program was originally developed back in the 1930’s to help people with this problem and get them on the track to becoming sober. The program was developed to be an AA's Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. Within the development of this program a book (Alcoholics Anonymous also known as the Big Book) was written with the objective is to help the alcoholic find a power greater than himself that will solve his problems the problem being an inability to stay sober on his or her own. The program that I went to was located in the Houston Heights area at the Heights Group, this organization has been operating since 1949 and developed with Jack N., George R., Bill W., Stanley G, Tommy P., Dutch D. and Pappy S and have moved several times since then, they have been at their current location since 1983. I found the Heights Group online and it said that they had an open meeting and it gave the schedule, although it was open I still called ahead to make sure it was okay for observers to attend. I went to the meeting it was a little hard for me to fine, because I wasn’t familiar with that area of town and also the building looked like a house, but luckily it had its name on all sides of the house. As I pulled up, I saw several people standing around outside talking, drinking coffee and smoking. Walking in the people seemed to be very friendly and inviting. As I entered the building, I walked in this large open room with several chairs, a few recliners and a sofa, the head person was sitting in the front corner of the room, he was reading pages from the alcoholics anonymous blue book, in which he started to explain the topic of the day, which was humility. The...
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