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Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Report
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 observing the meeting, and a baby (the child of the woman holding the meeting). We began the meeting by introducing ourselves to everyone and telling the reason they are attending the meeting. The reasons ranged from being an alcoholic to being a drug addict. The meeting was a very calm and relaxing place and I think that contributed to the comfortable feeling I got while being there. No matter what was said no one was judgmental or negatively perceived by the group. I believe the positive energy I felt while in the group was because everyone participating had been in similar situations due to their problems and it helped that they can get help with people whom they can relate to. The only part I …show more content…
Alcoholism is not something that can be treated alone many times. The more a person is dependent on alcohol in their lives, the more their brain attempts to convince themselves that they do not need help and that if they stop drinking their lives will be worse. In each testimony given, everyone had a different way they initially made their approach to get better, whether it be rehab or Alcoholic Anonymous meetings, but the one thing they all had in common was that the more meetings they attended the meetings the easier the healing process was. They all said that when they begin to miss meetings it would cause the urge to give in to the temptation to drink, and sometimes they did give

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