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How many aa meetings will i need to undergo to not be an alcoholic?

How many aa meetings will i need to undergo to not be an alcoholic?

Sobriety is the goal: One can not quantify when and how you will need the support of a 12 step program like alcoholics anonymous. It would nice if you could just stop being alcoholic. The bottom line is that sobriety is a day by day, lifelong endeavor. Aa is the backbone of a good sobriety program. This is a process - not just a number of meetings to be checked off on a calendar. ...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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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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Does anyone know if there are any aa meetings for the children of alcoholics (the kids not being alcoholics)?

Yes: Yes i agree with other answer, al-anon is for any family member or friend affected by someone else's alcoholism, however there is also a specific 12 step group for adult children of alcoholics. If in a big enough city it is actually amazing how many different kinds of 12 step meetings there are. There is also ala-teen and ala-tot for kids and teens. ...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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Is there a different kind of aa meeting for people addicted to opiates?

Narcotics Anonymous: Is a 12 step program that is based on the same philosophy as alcoholics anonymous. In some small towns there might only be aa meetings - in that case attend aa (you can also do more specific narcotics work on -line). ...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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What should I do about an alcoholic father who won't attend aa meetings and is physically addicted?

What should I do about an alcoholic father who won't attend aa meetings and is physically addicted?

Consider becoming : Part of al anon. This is where you can learn both to cope and deal with the addiction of a loved one. This is often about planting a seed and then praying it will grow. Explain to your father what your concerns are and emphasize your love (not your frustration). Offer to take him to an open meeting (expecting full well that he will likely say no). Let him know that the offer remains open. ...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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