12 Step and other types of support groups

tiffanyrober's version from 2016-12-16 06:29

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What are 12 step groupsapart of many treatment programs
part of treatment & aftercare
not designed to be treatment, are a support network for people trying to remain sober
many different 12 step programs (AA, NA, GA, ect.)
groups for family and friends (alanon, alateen, codependency anonymous, adult children of alcoholics)

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What is the AA methodalcoholics talking to other alcoholics in order to remain sober

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AA requirements for memebershipthe desire to stop drinking

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Closed meetingsfor AA members only or those who have a desire to stop drinking

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Open Meetingsopen to anyone interested in AA

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What is cross talkwhen someone speaks at an AA meeting, subsequent speakers do not address previous speakers

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What does a sponsor provide involves two alcoholics, one of whom has made more progress in recovery and who shares that experience in an ongoing manner with another who is trying to achieve or maintain sobriety
Sponsors help with an assortment of problems, ranging from how to stay away from the first drink to what do if a relapse occurs to how to work the 12 steps of the program

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Advantages of AAFree
Meetings are available to a variety of times and places
Group of people with similar concerns and problems who can provide structur, routine, and ritual
Spiritual nature may help with self-improvement and general contentment with life
views addiction as a chronic conditioin that requires management throughout a person's life

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Disadvantages of AAspirituality, religion and powerlessness
lack of diversity
some may feel so strongly about the program that they do not recommend other interventions such as therapy and medication
switching addictions from AOD to meetings

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Many Roads, One Journeypowerful vs powerlessness
awareness of child abuse, sexism, racism, poverty, homophobia
groups are more flexible & less rigid
the only requirement for membership is a desire to maintain sobriety as we each define it

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Women for Sobriety founder felt AA meetings were too rigid, dogmatic, and chauvinistic that they increased her desire to drink
developed through feminist movement
women take full advantage of self
challenges women to learn their strengths & values
belief that women drink because of frustration, loneliness,emotional deprivation, & harrassment, while men drink for power
holistic approach to recovery

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Secular Organization for Sobriety/ Save our Selvesrejects the notion that spiritually is a necessary component of recovery
AA was not particularly fulfilling or supportive to me as an alcoholic free thinker
suggests 5 secular guidelines for sobriety
-acknowledgement of alcoholism
-choosing to remain sober 1 day at a time
-reaching out to those who have been directly or indirectly affected by the person's alcoholism
-taking responsibility for providing meaning in life
closed meetings ONLY

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Moderation Managementdeveloped to assist problem drinkers with modifying their use of alcohol
not designed for those who have diagnosed with a substance use disorder
designed for those who are concerned about their drinking and want to cut back or quit drinking before serious problems develop
based on the premise that alcohol abuse is a learned behavior rather than a disease, therefore it can be moderated
9 step program

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SMART Recoveryself-mamagement & recovery training
claim to have scientific rather than a spiritual orientation
teaches self-reliance rather than powerlessness
talk with one and other, rather than one to one and other
attendance is nto encourages for a lifetime
no sponsors
discourage lables
4 points: enhance & maintain motivation to abstain; cope with urges; manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; balanve momentary & enduring satisfactions