How to Stop Drinking Alcohol with AA Meetings
Although far from perfect, there are countless reasons to recommend it.
You may think, having read some pages on this website, that I do not approve of AA’s way to stop drinking alcohol, that I have ‘issues’ with it.
I have no problems with Alcoholics Anonymous and , I got sober with AA, and I stayed sober for a year by going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Then, and only then, did I move on.
No, my issues lie with those who believe that Alcoholics Anonymous is the only way to stay sober. It just isn’t true. It is arrogant and presumptuous to suggest that just because a method works for you, that it is the only method that works.
Anyway, enough of my ranting, if you want to read more then go to my page on what’s wrong with the 12 step program of AA to read my ramblings on this topic.
As I said above AA has its merits and has helped many get sober and stay sober. Click on the titles below to read more about this unique self-help group.
The way that Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are able to work so effectively is because of a variety of different factors, like social interaction.
For more read Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings.
Alcoholic Anonymous Online Meetings
With the rise of the Internet, AA’s message and way of sobriety has spread as never before.
It is now possible to attend AA meetings from the comfort of your home.
But is this a positive development, or are there risks?
For more read The Pros and Cons of Alcoholic Anonymous Online Meetings.
AA Meetings Online – How do they Work?
However, what it wont do is tell you how they work, read AA Meetings Online – How do they Work? to discover the ins and outs of AA Online Meetings.
AA Chat Rooms
There are many chat rooms discussing the 12-step method and AA, the question is how can you find them?
Read AA Chat Rooms to learn more.
Alcoholics Anonymous Cult
Read Alcoholics Anonymous Cult to discover if AA really is a cult and whether it matters anyway.
The Lingo of AA Online Meetings and Chat Rooms
To a certain extent they are. Decipher the acronyms that are in use in these online ‘rooms’ by reading the lingo of AA online meetings and chat rooms.
These slogans not only inspire those participating but also serve to create a sense of belonging and togetherness.
Read AA Slogans to get a flavor of this unique aspect of AA.
Alcoholics Anonymous Gifts
Read Alcoholics Anonymous gifts to discover the best online retailers for Alcoholics Anonymous merchandise
Alcoholics Anonymous Books
We have sifted through the rubbish to bring you the best AA books out there.
Discover the top ten Alcoholics Anonymous books.
History of Alcoholics Anonymous
Read the history of alcoholics anonymous to learn about the origins of AA and its founders.
What does an AA Sponsor do Exactly?
Having an AA sponsor is highly encouraged within Alcoholics Anonymous.
Why are they so important? What do they do exactly? How do you go about getting one? For the answers to these questions read, AA sponsors explained.
AA Serenity Prayer
However, unbeknown to many it is actually part of a much longer prayer. Read AA Serenity Prayer to discover the full version, who wrote it and its place in early Alcoholics Anonymous.
I am a Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in both New York (LMHC) and North Carolina (LCMHC). I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2015. I have worked in a residential setting, an outpatient program and an inpatient addictions program. I began working in Long Island, NY and then in Guelph, Ontario after moving to Canada. I have since settled in North Carolina. I have experience working with various stages of addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, stages of life concerns and relationship concerns.
I tend to use a person-centered approach which simply means that I meet you where you are and work collaboratively to help you identify and work towards accomplishing goals. I will often pull from CBT when appropriate. I do encourage use of mindfulness and meditation and practice these skills in my own life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion.
I recognize that reaching out for help is hard and commend you for taking the first step. We have professionals available who would be happy to help you move closer to reaching your goals related to your drinking concerns. You may reach these professionals by calling 877-322-2694.