Self help group - psychoactive substance use disorders, Biology

Self Help Group:

The first and perhaps the most influential of substance abuse rehabilitation is Self Help Group. The self help programme was founded in 1935 by two men, Dr. Bob, a surgeon by profession and Bill. W, a New York stockbroker. These nien were unable  to take help for their suffering from alcoholism from the health professionals. They found that by sharing their life experiences with each other and identifying with each other in their common problems with alcohol they were able to overcome their compulsion  to drink.  

In the self help group Alcoholic Anonymous (A.A.) group, Narcotic Anonymous (N.A.) group are popular,and found all over from recovering addicts. There are also Cocaine Anofiymous (C.A.) and Adult Children of Alcoholics (A.C.O.H.) are also developed. 

The Twelve Steps  of Alcoholic Anonymous 

I)  Admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our life had become unmanageable. 

2)  Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanily. 

3)  Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him. 

4)  Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 

5)  Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being to exact nature of our wrongs. 

6).  We're entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of  character. 

7)  Humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. 

8)  Made a list of all persons we hadhmed,  and willing  to make amends to them all. 

9)  Made direct amends to such people wherever possible and accept when to do so would injure them or others. 

10)  Continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admit it. 

11)  Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious, contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out. 

12) Having had a spiritual experience as the result of  these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.  

Posted Date: 10/27/2012 2:00:17 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Self help group - psychoactive substance use disorders, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Self help group - psychoactive substance use disorders, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Self help group - psychoactive substance use disorders Discussions

Write discussion on Self help group - psychoactive substance use disorders
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
what is binomial nomenclature? What are the importance of it?

Describe the monomer unit of a protein and how monomer units are assembled into peptides.

Q. What kind of exoskeleton do some molluscs present? Some molluscs, like gastropods and bivalves secrete an external calcareous carapace (the shell). Calcium carbonate is a fo

Which of the following is true for SA node cardiac muscle cells? A. An increase in the binding of norepinephrine to beta-adrenergic receptors in SA node cells will lead to an i

Q. List the four objectives of counselling a diabetic patient? Objectives of Diabetes Counselling 1. Facilitating decision to start treatment and change life style 2.

Normal 0 false false false EN-IN X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

Increase in population size is known as population growth. It depends upon number of persons added to the population and number of persons lost from the population. Addition in pop

Nature of Stress - Responses of Plants to Stress As mentioned in the preceding section, stress can be considered as any deviation in environmental condition from optimal for t

What are the "chiasms" of homologous chromosomes seen in prophase I? Chiasms are intersections of two tracts in the form of X. The chiasms seen in prophase I are chromosome

Q. How does the pulmonary ventilation affect the carbon dioxide concentration in blood? What happens to the carbon dioxide concentration and to the blood pH when the respiratory fr