Dating within the aa program
He discovered beer, too, and loved the earthy, bitter taste on his tongue when he took his first cold sip.His drinking increased through college and into law school.Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) the group has become synonymous with the concepts of recovery and lasting sobriety and has been instrumental in changing the conversation surrounding addiction since its inception roughly 80 years ago. As the science and psychology of addiction evolves, the role of Alcoholics Anonymous may change somewhat, but is likely to remain a cornerstone of many people’s aftercare efforts, if not their overall recovery journeys. Given the number of individuals struggling with or at risk for an AUD, it is understandable that AA has grown to what it is today—an organization with more than 115,000 groups worldwide. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
However, they can also be confusing to the person who is relatively new, and that confusion often stems from contradictory information provided by other members of the fellowship.This article will illuminate some of the issues and hopefully – and humorously – clear up that confusion.Because newcomers receive so much advice “in the rooms,” both solicited and unsolicited, one of the most important things a newcomer can learn to say is, ”thank you for telling me that; what page is it on?AA was founded by Bill Wilson and his physician, Doctor Bob Smith in 1935 and eventually grew to include two more groups by 1939. Over the years, the 12 Steps have been adapted by other self-help and addiction recovery groups, such as Gamblers Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, to those struggling with other forms of addiction.
Additionally, many groups have changed the explicitly Christian overtones of the original 12 Steps to reflect more secular or agnostic philosophies.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Role of Mutual-Help Groups in Extending the Framework of Treatment.