Tolliver AndersonRecovery and Support Groups PaperGrand Canyon University-PCN 501January 10, 2018Introduction In today’s society self-help groups are a popular from of group therapy. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are among the most commonly visited by individuals. These groups assist individuals in recovering from substance use disorders using the twelve steps traditions and give them the ability to live alcohol and drug free lives.
Attending the MeetingThe AA group meeting took place at Journey Christian Church 3828 Leila Place Jefferson, LA 70121 for noon. There were roughly thirty people in attendance male and female with an age range of thirty-five to sixty-five and different ethnicities. Journey Christian Church holds AA meetings seven days a week on Monday-Friday from noon to 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The individuals in attendance were normal looking employed people that appeared to be on his or her lunch break. No one appeared to be dysfunctional or under the influence of alcohol; they were friendly and welcomed me into the meeting with hugs and directed me into the direction of the coffee station. The meeting started promptly at noon with the Lead AA member asking if anyone was new to AA. The environment was clam and was conducted in an orderly fashion.
No one was put on the spot if an attendee did not want to say anything it was not mandatory for him or her to do so. Followed by a sobriety call out asking how long participants have been sober. Ranging from one week to twenty years or longer. Acceptance was the topic for discussion members who wanted to share spoke about how they accepted the face that alcoholism had taken over their lives and how they knew it was time to seek help. The meeting in attendance was open to any who wanted to attend without any stipulations.Individual Recovery MethodsConclusionReference