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  Alcoholics Anonymous :
We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism.
And when we got rid of alcohol, we found that life became much more manageable.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS© is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org /en_is_aa_for_you.cfm?PageID=71   (1028 words)

  Alcoholics Anonymous - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alcoholics Anonymous (known commonly as "A.A. " or "AA") is a world-wide fellowship of alcoholics whose primary purpose is to stay sober and carry the message of recovery from alcoholism through the Twelve Steps.
He told Wilson that, in his view, alcoholism was akin to an allergy, in the sense that it produced abnormal reactions to alcohol that were not observed in non-alcoholic drinkers; he called these reactions a "phenomenon of craving" -- once started drinking, the alcoholic finds it very difficult to stop.
Alcoholics who do not drink can recover and function in normal society, but should they drink again, their active alcoholism will re-emerge quickly and be as debilitating as before.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Alcoholics_Anonymous   (2467 words)

 Alcoholics Anonymous - MSN Encarta
The A.A. program prescribes total abstinence, encouraging members to stay away from alcohol “one day at a time.” The first task for a new member is to admit that he or she has a drinking problem.
To do this, the person stands up during a meeting, states his or her name, and proclaims, “I am an alcoholic.” Members are encouraged to share their experiences and learn to rely on each other to develop the strength to break their addiction to alcohol.
Among the Twelve Steps, members are encouraged to admit they are “powerless over alcohol,” to surrender their lives to “the care of God,” to identify things they have done wrong and make amends with people they may have harmed, and to share the message of sobriety with other alcoholics.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566959/Alcoholics_Anonymous.html   (786 words)

 Alcoholics Anonymous
Members of Alcoholics Anonymous do not have to adhere to any rules or guidelines, but it is suggested that they follow a few simple principles to help them stay sober.
Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs are utilized in treatment and recovery centers through meetings, fellowshipping and literature, but A.A. does not have any affiliation with these organizations.
Alcoholics Anonymous also goes into hospitals and institutions bringing meetings, literature and hope to people who want to get sober but are not sure how.
www.aboutalcohol.us /alcoholics-anonymous.htm   (416 words)

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