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1 Once an Alcoholic, Always an Alcoholic “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.” Millions of Americans have alcohol abuse problems, yet only ten percent seek medical help and counseling. As shown in our class texts, alcohol is very prevalent in the college atmosphere and often is over used by students. For this very reason, it is a good idea to be informed about alcoholism and know that there is a place you can go for help if you are developing bad habits with alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous (commonly referred to as AA), a not for profit organization, is one of the more prominent outfits attempting to help these people out. As the name suggests, everything is confidential and none of your information is shared outside of your group of recovering alcoholics. AA meetings are very diverse, structured to cater to all races and age groups. The meetings consist of mainly talking among your peers, making communication of the utmost importance for this service. They employ a twelve step program in order to detour alcoholics from their dependency on alcohol. I chose to focus my interview around the steps and which step is the most important in recovery. These steps include admitting your problem; believing your sanity can be restored; deciding to turn your life over to the care of a higher power; making a moral inventory of yourself; admitting to a higher power, yourself, and another human being the exact nature of your wrongs; being ready for a
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