A.A Today I went to my Alcoholics Anonymous class, and needless to say, I did not know what to expect. I went to the Step program at Memphis Memorial, and the entire group was very accepting of having nursing students attend. The class began with one lady reading from their big book, and then the group recited the serenity prayer and the 12 steps. Once this was completed, the nursing students in attendance introduced ourselves and stated our reason for being there. The leader of the group asked to members if they had anything to discuss, and since nobody offered any discussion topics, he brought up the topic of “Are you doing everything you can to get the most out of the program?” This became a very emotional topic to the members. One man brought up the thought that since his disease is Alcoholism, he made the reference that going to the A.A meeting was equivalent to a patient with diabetes using insulin. He said that he regularly attends three to four meetings a week. One lady read from the big book about the allergic reaction alcoholics feel when they taste alcohol that causes them to drink until they become drunk. There was one man who was recently discharged from rehab, and he expressed his concern about how he was going to be able to get on with his life since drinking has been a large part of his life for so long. He did express how he was being hounded about the bills he had missed while in rehab, but he told the group that he does not get stressed out about these situations as a result of rehab. One man broke down in tears about how he was fighting with the “Devil inside him that is encouraging him to drink,” and the group was very comforting to his needs. Near the end of the meeting, they passed out coins for the amount of time people had been sober. To end the meeting we stood in a circle and held hands as we recited the serenity prayer revised. I learned a lot from this meeting because I always assumed that these people just lacked self
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….
The type of meeting I decided to attend was an Alcoholics Anonymous held on campus by a fellow University of Cincinnati student. She said that she decided to begin to hold the meetings on the UC main campus because she has had a long history of being an alcoholic and she knew that out of a university of 30,000+ students, she could not be the only person suffering from this condition. There were two additional people who attended the meeting (a male and a female), as well as six classmates who were….
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ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC WRITING
NAME : NURHAZWANI HIKMAH BINTI HARME
MATRIC NO. : 2120245
CLASS : 1 TSK 3
DATE OF SUBMISSION : 11.03.2013
ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY – CHEATING HELP STUDENTS LEARN BETTER
Plagiarism, or basically known as cheating have been applied widely among the students nowadays. Having a friend text message test answers, extracting the discussions from various websites to complete the assignments and buying essays online are all ways in which….
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The Logistics Sector in India: Overview and Challenges
Pankaj Chandra Nimit Jain W.P. No.2007-03-07 March 2007
The main objective of the working paper series of the IIMA is to help faculty members, Research Staff and Doctoral Students to speedily share their research findings with professional colleagues, and to test out their research findings at the pre-publication stage
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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.
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….
Hacktivism: The Anonymous Hackers.
Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose. The anonymous hackers are part of the hacktivisim, it originated in 2003, however, in 2008 the group began to move toward political and social change. “We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us” (Brian 2012). The anonymous hacker group has presented itself in the street of different cities in the world after….
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….
What I learned from Alcoholic Anonymous is that AA is meant for people who promise that they will never drink again and they drink again anyways. Its singleness purpose identifies that alcoholics work best with other alcoholics and the only difference from the twelve step fellowships out there is the first part of the first step and the middle part of the twelfth step. What I am powerless over and who we carry the message too? Many alcoholics in AA raise their hands introducing….
Alcoholics Anonymous, appears to offer even better results. This group has existed for over 76 years and in many countries around the world. “Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.” (Alcoholics Anonymous website….