Why AA Meetings Are Important
Alcoholics Anonymous: How Does It Work?
When it comes to a person’s sobriety, it is important to have support in the matter. Alcoholics Anonymous provides a shelter for one to safely and without judgment, work on the steps to finding and maintaining sobriety. The 12-step process that AA uses is to promote the welfare of an individual with steps that will help to eliminate the need for a drink. In fact, anonymity has been a cornerstone for the organization since its inception. Let’s look at ways in which AA is important in the journey of one’s sobriety.
Nobody is going to participate in anything unless they feel protected. You see many website that insist you click here and click there for support, but it can seem unprotected. AA takes pride in protecting the identity of its members so they can take appropriate steps in the life of their sobriety. When one feels comfortable with something, then he or she will be more likely to participate in it. This is why AA goes far in protecting the individual’s identity. They don’t want to use you as marketing scheme or a pawn to show their power. No, they simply want to help you get sober and maintain that sobriety once it has been found. From a person to person basis, AA’s mission will never be to exploit its members. There are other ways in which AA works.
Let’s face it
it helps to have support from others going through similar experiences as you. If a person is going to AA meetings, it is fair to assume they are looking for sobriety. And when they are spending social time with people who are also engaging in the same search, they will feel encouraged to continue trying to be sober. On the contrary, if they are spending most of their social interactions with folks who are encouraging them to hit the bottle, then it is more likely than not that they aren’t going to find sobriety from drinking.
When one attends AA meetings they may be met with anxiety or fear that they will indeed be able to reach sobriety. All they have known for a long while is drinking and they have sought out people who drink. Now all of a sudden they are spending time with individuals whom are promoting the complete opposite. If a person continues to feel encouraged by the results of attending the AA meetings, they will gain confidence over time that they can beat the rigors and demands associated with sobriety.
This will lead to a change in behavior as their spirit may feel uplifted from the search for sobriety and they will begin to seek out people who will promote it. Instead of going to the bar or a club that is promoting social situations in which alcohol is readily served, individuals will rather seek out social situations where those around them are supporting the sobriety efforts.
People have been attending AA meetings for quite a while now; the organization has inspired many people over the years in its promotion of sobriety. It has helped individuals with a core of support that encourage them and give them confidence in the search for sobriety. There is no question that goals are easier attained when one has support from his or her peers, Alcoholics Anonymous can be a tool to achieving this success.