The meeting that l will is called The New Reality. Their meeting is about those who want to share their experience, strength, and hope with other alcoholics from home.
The topic will be The New Reality.
Experiential Paper 2 Note: Prior approval of the meeting is needed before you attend. (You can attend an AA meeting beginning Week 4 – no earlier, and then the paper is due no later than the end of the Week. Before you attend a meeting starting in Week 4, you must indicate where, when (night and time), the name of the meeting, type of meeting)
Compose a 2000 word paper detailing your experience at an A.A. 12-step meeting (can only be AA or Ala-Non to receive credit) attended during the semester. First, you will need to post under the Discussion Module – Self Help Meeting Information, the meeting that you will attend: time, place, name of the meeting, type of meeting. You can do this ahead of time. I want to make sure you are attending the right meeting.
You will attend an open meeting (open means that the meeting is open to everyone; a closed meeting is only for those who identify as alcohol dependent or have a desire to stop drinking. Do not attend or join an online Closed meeting!).
When you attend, introduce yourself as a student attending the meeting for a class on alcohol misuse. Remember you are there to listen only. No notes, recordings, or pictures are to be taken during the experience.
You will also need to write about the following content. Each of these is headings too:
- Your own personal experience and how it relates to you, g., the topic in general.
- What was the topic?
- What was the format of the meeting?
- Do you view people with alcohol dependence differently than yourself? In what ways?
- Were there any surprises about the meeting, the meeting content, people,?
- Did you feel more or less compassion for those who are addicted to alcohol?
- What was most meaningful to you?
- Would you use this support group, if you had difficulties with alcohol use? (Remember this is not treated, this is a support group run by those affected by alcohol dependence).