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Is alcoholics anonymous effective?

Is alcoholics anonymous effective?

If u work the progra: It is effective provide you work the program. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Alcoholics Anonymous (Definition)

AA, or Alcoholics Anonymous, is an organization of men and women who share their experiences, strength, and hope with one another regarding their struggles with alcohol. These individuals provide support for one another to achieve the shared ...Read more


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How effective alcoholics anonymous?

How effective alcoholics anonymous?

Ask the people: Who are still alive and sober today because of this 12 step program. ...Read more

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How do I find a local alcoholics anonymous?

411 or go online: There are meetings everywhere and all the time.... ...Read more

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How do you get trained to volunteer in alcoholics anonymous?

Positive 12 steps: First you need to attend meetings consistently. Then you pick a sponsor and work with them. Once you are ready can can sponsor (volunteer). It takes time to ripen. My sponsor (master co) says "growth takes time, effort and lots of dumb mistakes" try to have weekly meeting and be consistent. Learn more at http://positive12steps. Org. ...Read more

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How can I convince a family member to try an alcoholics anonymous meeting?

How can I convince a family member to try an alcoholics anonymous meeting?

Care for self 1st: Taking care of you first, is important. You can attend alanon meetings, which are for family and friends of alcoholics. This group can familiarize you with typical family patterns in alcoholism, and the 12 step process also. Thus supported, you'll be better able to deal with your family member. S/he may notice the changes in you, and be curious enough to seek aa help. I've seen this happen. ...Read more

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Why do they say now that alcoholics anonymous is kind of outdated and their approach is somehwhat wrong? They have been around and helping forever.

Why do they say now that alcoholics anonymous is kind of outdated and their approach is somehwhat wrong? They have been around and helping forever.

Not Complete Approac: Alcoholic Anonymus has been around since 1935 with a primary purpose to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve Soberiety. It has helped many alcoholics over the years.
It is not a complete approach to alcoholics, it helps some but not all and success rate is low. And has been replaced with traditional rehab programme which treats the withdrawl and anxiety associated with it, some people need ...Read more

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Is alcoholics anonymous a spiritual/ religious program?

Sort of: Aa believes in a "higher power, " but they are not per se a religious organization nor does one have to be religious to benefit from the program. ...Read more

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Can alcoholics anonymous meetings actually be addictive?

Can alcoholics anonymous meetings actually be addictive?

Controversial: There are some people who believe that 12-step programs can resemble a "cult" process. However, most professionals in this field definitely do not believe this, and having met tens of thousands of people in aa and na, I do not believe that this is true either. People who benefit from meetings go to more meetings, and get more out of it. Addiction implies it does harm- in most folks it does good. ...Read more

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How would you start an alcoholics anonymous and narcotic anonymous meeting in a local community?

Positive 12 steps: You can start a neutral program - positive 12 step program. You can find either local library or town/ church to give you space. Try to have weekly meeting and be consistent. Learn more at http://positive12steps. Org. ...Read more

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How can I stop drinking and smoking weed without going to alcoholics anonymous?

How can I stop drinking and smoking weed without going to alcoholics anonymous?

Meditation, herbs: People can become dependent on alcohol & marijuana and often use it to calm anxiety & self-treat depression. Finding other ways to calm yourself can help. I advise regular meditation, exercise, magnesium, b vitamins, herbs like tulsi (holy basil) & ashwagandha & Amino Acids 5-htp and l-theanine. Emotional freedom technique can help too- see eftuniverse. Com. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Do the twelve steps of recovery work for alcoholics?

Yes, absolutely: Why else would people be hanging out in those rooms for over 70 years, it works without a doubt. It takes a lot of work though, 1-2 meeting is not a cure. People who listen to others go to lots of meeting, 90 in 90 days, do the steps and get a sponsor have amazing results. Its not the only answer and others find excellent recovery in other ways this is true, but it does work. Its also free! ...Read more

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Help please! Is alcoholic's anonymous and the twelve step program the same thing?

Help please! Is alcoholic's anonymous and the twelve step program the same thing?

AA & the 12 Steps: The 12 steps are the program outlined and recommended by alcoholics anonymous. So aa is the organization, and the 12 steps are the method it offers its members for staying sober. The 12 steps have been adapted by many other organizations for recovery from a variety of addictive and compulsive substances and behaviors. ...Read more

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Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Yes: The steps are largely the same. All 12 -step groups are based on the same steps. Admitting they were powerless over their illness/problem. And admitting that a power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. Then following a series of steps to come to terms with their past actions and to enable them to lead fruitful productive lives and to be of service to others who suffered simil. ...Read more

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What makes one an alcoholic?

What makes one an alcoholic?

Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read more

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Alcoholic dimentia symptoms?

Alcoholic dimentia symptoms?

Confabulate: One of the manifestations is korsakoff psychosis, characterized by confabulation. ...Read more

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How could you define an alcoholic?

How could you define an alcoholic?

Alcoholism: An alcoholic is a man or a woman who suffers from alcoholism - they have a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of all rules of common sense. Signs of alcoholism are drinking alone, drinking in secret.
Not being able to limit alcohol. Blacking out. Trouble with the law, relationships or work due to drinking ...Read more

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What causes a person to get alcoholic?

What causes a person to get alcoholic?

Alcoholism is a: Progressive condition that starts out as novel drinking, then habitual drinking, then compulsive drinking. It can be chronic or binge in nature and can take weeks or years to develop this pattern. Some say its a bad habit (Rational Recovery) while others say its a disease (Alcoholics Anonymous). Go to a psychologist or perhaps an AA meeting for more information. ...Read more

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How to know is someone is an alcoholic?

How to know is someone is an alcoholic?

Depends: Some people with alcoholism are almost always intoxicated, lose family and friends, can't hold a job, and have every area of their life ruined by their drinking. Other people are very skilled at hiding it, drink alone and can still maintain work and family, but usually it catches up to them. It is less a matter of how much or how often people drink than what bad things alcohol does in their lives ...Read more

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Can you be fired for being an alcoholic?

Can you be fired for being an alcoholic?

Good question: Can you be fired for having a disease. They answer would be no, you can't, that discrimination. Can you be fired for your behavior, absolutely. Alcoholism is a disease, yet many alcoholics have done horrific things, they have killed people while driving drunk, there are consequences for this. Having alcoholism explains a lot of bad behavior, however it does not excuse it. ...Read more

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How to determine if someone is an alcoholic?

Behavior: This biggest clue to a potential drinking problem is does the person continue to use despite negative consequences. Harm to their physical, mental or emotional health, or causing problems with work, at home, with other people. Then the denial that goes along with this; not seeing these as a problem from drinking. Defensive about their drinking, blame others for drinking. Can't stop at one drink. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my child becoming an alcoholic if I am?

What are the chances of my child becoming an alcoholic if I am?

See below: Higher than if you were not. There is a genetic component that may account about 50%. Also if you are active in your disease currently, he learns from you, your emotional status, how you regulate your feelings, etc. These are areas active alcoholics seriously lack. However recovering alcoholics that learn a new way of life such as in aa, remarkable transformations can take place! There is hope! ...Read more

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What are the chances of my child becoming an alcoholic if I am an alcoholic?

What are the chances of my child becoming an alcoholic if I am an alcoholic?

Higher...: ...Than in the general population, and higher still if the child grows up in a household centered on alcohol. ...Read more

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Do alcoholics crave salt?

Do alcoholics crave salt?

No: No more than anyone else craves salt. (unless margaritas are the drink of choice and then, only around the rim of the glass). ...Read more

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Least harmful alcoholic beverage?

The least: Harmful alcoholic beverage is the one that you don't drink. ...Read more

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Confused about my alcoholic boyfriend?

Confused about my alcoholic boyfriend?

It's understandable.: The best way to become less confused about the alcoholic in your life is to learn more about it. Encourage you to explore al anon meetings. It will provider you with support, teach your ways to cope & help you to understand the concept of tough love. It is a sister program to alcoholics anonymous (which your boyfriend could use). Take care. ...Read more

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How dangerous is alcoholic withdrawal?

How dangerous is alcoholic withdrawal?

Treatable: Untreated, back in the old days delirium tremens carried a mortality of up to 40%. ...Read more

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Alcoholic who can't stop shaking, why?

Alcoholic who can't stop shaking, why?

DTs or Nerve Damage: Shaking is part of alcohol withdrawal. If they've been sober a while it could be neurologic damage from alcohol--or they might have several other types of tremor. Your doctor can probably tell. ...Read more