Alcoholics Anonymous

Founded on the 10th of June 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a global organisation that aims to help those struggling with alcohol addiction. It’s an organisation run by recovering alcoholics for those trying to live a life clean & sober. It costs nothing to join and has no political, religious or law enforcement affiliation.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope to help each other recover from alcoholism. It is a support group that follows a 12-step program to guide individuals towards a life free from alcohol dependency.

Alcoholics Anonymous has a long-standing history within the world of addiction treatment. Since its inception, AA has helped countless individuals across the globe achieve and maintain sobriety.

One interesting fact about Alcoholics Anonymous is its emphasis on anonymity. The term “anonymous” in its name signifies the importance of confidentiality and privacy in the recovery process. This approach allows participants to feel safe, share openly and support one another without fear of judgment or exposure. Anonymity has become a core principle of Alcoholics Anonymous and it is respected by members worldwide.

When attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, you may come across some commonly used terms. “Sponsor” refers to an experienced member of AA who guides and supports newcomers through the 12-step program. Having a sponsor is highly encouraged as they provide a source of accountability and wisdom during the recovery process. “Big Book” refers to the foundational text of Alcoholics Anonymous, which contains personal stories, insights and guidance for achieving sobriety.

Meetings are an integral part of the Alcoholics Anonymous community. They provide a safe space for individuals to share their struggles, triumphs and experiences in a non-judgmental environment. Meetings can vary in format, including speaker meetings where one person shares their story or discussion meetings where participants engage in open dialogue regarding recovery related topics.

Alcoholics Anonymous has had a significant impact on addiction treatment and has inspired the development of similar fellowships for various substance addictions. Its open-minded approach and focus on peer support have proven to be instrumental in the recovery process for many individuals.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous may be worth exploring as a resource for support and guidance. Remember, you are not alone and there is hope for a life free from alcohol dependence.

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