The Benefits of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Self-help group Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a resource for those trying to overcome their alcoholism.
AA follows a program of recovery based on the 12 Steps, which involve admitting powerlessness over alcohol, turning one’s life over to a higher power, and making amends to those harmed by the individual’s drinking.
Some benefits of AA include:
- Support: AA provides a supportive community of people who are also in recovery from alcohol addiction. This can be particularly helpful for people who may feel isolated or alone in their recovery journey.
- Structure: The 12 Steps provide a structured program of recovery that can help people stay on track in their recovery.
- Sharing experiences: AA meetings provide a safe and supportive space for people to share their experiences with alcohol addiction and recovery. This can be therapeutic and help people feel less alone.
- Sobriety: Many people find that participating in AA helps them maintain sobriety and avoid relapse.
- Improved relationships: As people work through the 12 Steps and make amends to those they have harmed, their relationships with family and friends can often improve.
- Increased self-awareness: The 12 Steps encourage people to examine their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to take responsibility for their actions. This can lead to increased self-awareness and personal growth.