The notion of drinking as a privilege rather than a

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84 The notion of drinking as a privilege rather than a right would be a hard sell to voters in
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Essay Questions – 50 points each 88 Describe in detail the 6 assessment dimensions of the ASAM patient placement criteria. Discuss their impact on proper placement and treatment planning.
89 Describe Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), its origins, history, foundations, and development. Detail the AA program of recovery, philosophy, how it works, and spin-off programs.
Oxford Group. AA’s philosophy is that alcoholism is not only a disease but it is also a moral and spiritual deficiency. The principles that AA uses to help its members stop drinking are the 12 steps. Part of the program also includes members taking over a form of spiritual transformation where the members give themselves to their respective higher power. This is crucial to remaining sober and working the program. When one commits they go through the five phases to be affiliated. The steps are making a commitment, accepting ones problems, telling your story, and finally doing the twelfth step work. The twelfth step work is having the spiritual awakening then surrendering to the higher power. Spin offs include Gamblers Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous and Workaholics Anonymous, to name a few. , 90

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