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Doctor insights on: Aa Meetings

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Is it wrong to go to an aa meeting if I am not an addict of any kind?

Is it wrong to go to an aa meeting if I am not an addict of any kind?

Motif?: Your motif for this is what matters, to support a friend or family member, absolutely, make sure it is an open meeting and not a closed meeting which is only for alcoholics or addicts. Just out of curiosity or to people watch, probably not, going into a field such as counseling or social work, maybe. Looking for some support for yourself, look online, there are 12 step meetings for many issues. ...Read more

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What if I need support in between aa meetings?

See below: Could go to more meeting, there is not a limit. Also individual counseling could be very helpful. If struggling with cravings or mood, see your doctor. Medications can be helpful as well. They can all complement each other. Good luck and keep up the good work. ...Read more

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What should a visiting family member do at an aa meeting for a loved one?

Listen, learn &: Accept. Be as respectful as you would be if you were visiting someone's home. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I start working 12steps now, since I can't get to inperson aa meetings until september?

On line: There are online meetings thru various user groups, do you have microphone or you could just listen. I know I am answereing this late as it is now november, so hopefully you are now going? Order a "big book", the alcoholics anonymous text and the 12 step book. Though especially the big book is much better to go through with some one experianced but its a good start. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the topics covered in an aa meeting?

Dealing with life!: Topics pertain to everyday life issues that somebody with alcoholism struggles with on there own and causes them to drink. Dealing with feelings toward others, feeling of anger, loneliness, resentment, the list goes on. Learning how to forgive, relax without alcohol, letting go of problems and issues you don't have conrol over. It is a spiritual program, but not religious. Give it a try! ...Read more

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Is there a minimum age to attend an aa meeting?

No: Even people under 18 can become an alcoholic and can then therefore attend aa, many times in larger cities there are meetings geared for younger people. ...Read more

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Can I still attend an aa meeting if i'm under 21?

Yes!: There is no minimal age, although some very young adults or teens may find it uncomfortable with so many adults in the room. That being said, i would commend you on any decision to attend a meeting and encourage you to go first, i suspect many of the attendees would welcome you and even help steer you toward other meetings with younger members. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to go to an aa meeting with a significant other if i'm not an alcoholic?

Yes: Your can definitly go for support, what you need to make sure is that the meeting you go to is an "open" meeting and not a closed meeting which is for alcoholics only. ...Read more

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How do aa meetings help a person deal with the symptoms of withdrawal?

How do aa meetings help a person deal with the symptoms of withdrawal?

Although Alcoholics: Anonymous supports through all - alcohol withdrawal is a medical condition that warrants medical assistance. ...Read more

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