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Alcoholics anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Chapter 13

By Ashley Garrett

Definition of an alcoholic
Definition of an Alcoholic

  • A person addicted to intoxicating drinks.

  • A person suffering from alcoholism

  • Alcoholism: A chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages, the development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include cirrhosis of the liver, and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally.

What is aa
What is AA?

AA is a support group or self-help group that allows people who suffer from excess drinking to come and resolve problems.

Alcoholics anonymous

  • AA is run by peers who have also struggled with alcoholism.

  • It helps people realize they are not alone and other people deal with the same issues.

  • AA can also be harmful. Other members can encourage others to be counterproductive by drinking their problems away.

12 steps
12 Steps

  • 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.

  • 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  • 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

  • 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  • 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

  • 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

12 steps continued
12 Steps Continued

  • 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

  • 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

  • 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  • 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

  • 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

  • 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Aa statistics
AA Statistics

  • Today AA has more than 2 million members.

  • 185,000 group meetings around the world.

  • Studies show that those who have attended AA have a great success of overcoming drinking problems than those who have not attended.