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Community Experience At An Alcoholics Anonymous ( Aa )

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How you found the process (the ease/difficulty) of accessing your group. For the consumer, what might be challenges in finding and/or following through with going and committing to the group you went to? (Discuss potential practical and/or psychological obstacles.)

I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 pm at the St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) conference room 5. I found the process of accessing the group I attended easy. I used the website: http://coloradospringsaa.org/find-a-meeting. By entering a few parameters, I was able to locate a meeting within a few miles of my house. For the consumer, the challenge might not be in finding a location to meet their needs but simply following through and committing to attend a meeting. The meeting does not hold its members accountable for their presence (i.e., no attendance is taken). Participation is solely comprised of the self-dedication on the part of those maintaining sobriety. Moreover, attending a meeting is a lifelong commitment. This may pose as a hindrance or tedious task to devote time away from work, social, or family commitments. A client may easily persuade themselves out of going in light of a more appealing alternative.

Describe what the group’s purpose is. Was the stated purpose clear (written and/or verbally stated) and was that consistent with the experience you had? Was there a focus topic during your group? If so, what was that topic?
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