On monday afternoon i drove to happy hour a group of about twenty, gathered to share their experiences under the deadly addiction of alcoholism i walked in quietly to a room filled with the stench of cigarette. Meetings page printable meeting list district 5 al-anon members and district 5 web site visitors share their personal stories of experience, stories by al. Aa meetings for nurses i went to a womens aa meeting, a few minutes later in walked my 7 female patients share about in meetings is your experience with the.
I found this experience to be ver helpful because even though i am actually doing my internship at a residential place for people with substance abuse problems, i had never been to an aa meeting or a na meeting. My experience with the 4th and 5th steps of alcoholics anonymous june 20th, 2012 | 1 comment just a few days ago i reached a pivotal point in my recovery from alcoholism i completed my 4 th and 5 th step. What to expect at an oa meeting hear the recovery of oa members for yourself, listen and learn more about meetings oa meeting podcast podcast hi, my name is. - open aa meeting since this was my second aa meeting, i was still open but didn't know what to expect the last meeting was at a church is an african american neighborhood to get a different experience i wanted to change the nationality.
I'm taking the required health class in my first semester back to college my assignment this week in that class was to go to an open alcoholics anonymous meeting as an observer and write about my observations and thoughts on the meeting and it's structure. It has been my experience that doing the steps has brought me serenity and the welcome realization that aa is not just a program where sick people get well—it is a way of living that is rewarding in and of itself. This is a series of podcasts, especially recorded to introduce you to al-anon meetings why did i feel afraid to go to my first al-anon meeting isn't the.
Yes, al-anon suggests to us to take the focus off the alcoholic and put it on ourselves, but it is my experience that most of the people sitting in an al-anon meeting remember what it was like when we were new and allow time for someone to learn about our principals by watching others actions in meetings. Alcohol term papers (paper 12672) on field experience at aa : on wednesday march 15 and 22 i attended meetings of the serentiy group, a local meeting group of alcoholics anonymous that were held at the. Experience strength and hope fortunately i have never been one of those people in alcoholics anonymous who feels the need to tell the room what aa is and what it is not in a way i was lucky and met a guy early on who told me some stuff about sharing in meetings. Through the motivation of helpful and caring people like jen, heidi, and eden i attended my first aa meeting on sunday it surpassed many of my expectations however it ruined others and left me slightly dumbfounded.
Alcoholics anonymous meeting essaysalcoholics anonymous strives to create an inclusive group philosophy anyone who wishes to make a commitment to sobriety, is dealing with the issue of alcoholism because of a loved one is afflicted by the disease, or simply wishes to learn more about substance abus. Many people ask me about aa: if i go to meetings, if i went to meetings, what is my opinion of aa and so on, so i thought i would share exactly the experience of my first meeting in the hope that it will relieve some of the anxiety felt by those who are considering going along. Will you share some experiences on arranged marriage meetings but this is my experience as a woman in the. My personal experience has been that new aa meetings are often attended by friends and family concerned about someone else's drinking this has been the case in albania as new members are brought to meetings by friends, family and clergy.
Twelve-step programs such as alcoholics anonymous (aa) have saved many lives since bill w and dr bob first got sober in 1935 although aa meetings are occasionally depicted in films or on television, nothing can compare to the experience of attending a meeting firsthand for people who are. Last weekend i attended the national rifle association's annual meetings of members in atlanta, georgia the nraam was held at the georgia world congress center (gwcc) and attendance has been announced right at 81,000 for the weekend. Recently i had an experience at my usual friday night aa meeting that opened my eyes to the beauty of sober thinking and the freedom that comes when you experience emotional pain in a healthy waysomething i once drank into oblivion to avoid altogether. View essay - singkaew experiential paper 2 from behs 364 2165 at university of maryland, baltimore 1 running head: my experience in alcoholics anonymous my experience in alcoholics.
My experience as a gsr my experience as a gsr and i went to my first aa meeting on the westside of new york city on october 19, 1972 but my experience is. So, as per my experience, meetings should have a agenda and purpose too should prepare all the points ready that you would discuss and share with attendees so, they can be prepared too and even they also keep some points with them self for discussion. My al anon experience that has tapered off, but there are a lot of double winners in my groups, so i can hear their shares before and after my al anon meetings. I'm two weeks into my psychiatry clerkship, sitting quietly in the back of a crowded alcoholics anonymous meeting and watching a middle-aged man discuss his past struggles with alcoholism he starts with his difficult childhood, describing his abusive father when he was eleven years old, his.