Topic: Alcoholics Anonymous
This is also an opportunity to work on an all-important issue in early recovery: personal boundaries.
And I needed that gift of desperation to allow the rest of the Steps to work in my life, as I worked them.
When I first got into counseling, I had this sneaky feeling that it couldn’t possibly be that simple.
People attend AA for a variety of reasons, in different stages of readiness, and with diverse objectives in mind.
AA and NA weren’t designed by professionals and they do not operate like professionally-developed behavioral therapy programs.
AA and NA aren’t designed to have a ‘success rate’. Their mission is to reach out a helping hand to those who still suffer.
Sending somebody to meetings without some prep work is like making a referral for therapy without bothering to find a therapist.
What’s likely to provide you with the best recovery guidance? There’s your ‘recovery guide’- maybe a better description for nonbelievers than “higher power.”
As addiction progresses, the addict or alcoholic grows away from the larger culture from whence they came.