My husband & I were approached by our pastor, wanting us to start a support type group for addicts & alcoholics. I would appreciate any tips or advice on how to get this going & the types of things to do. Any kind of literature we can use anything of that sort.Answer Question
Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 6:01 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by thehairnazi at 7:41 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
while I agree that you should get a recovering addict to help you know what to expect, etc, and that you should look online at the official AA sites.. I also want to tell you 1- I think what you are doing is great and 2- this is not going to be easy. A user normally has problems that stem from other problems, mostly depression, so you may want to pick up material on that subject as well. Your going to need to stay extra strong for these people.. I agree that they will probably benefit from a sponsor(someone to help them/call when they are having a decline in progress, because it will happen). Be prepared for set backs, and to listen, and don't give up.
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:24 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by jdmyangel at 8:38 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by micrespo at 9:00 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
Answer by ria7 at 9:59 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
What you SHOULD do...
Is find local AA & NA meetings in your area and talk to them about opening a meeting.
I myself am in recovery... so i just feel like its kinda weird for you to just OPEN a meeting and think it would be better to go to a meeting in your area and talk to people there... and you cant put an AA meeting TOGETHER with an NA meeting.... totally diff recovery...
Those meetings are critical to an addict, that could be their last hope to stay clean.... I think you should go to a recovering addict and talk to them about it. I mean you could help in finding a location and stuff but in the end... How are you going to go about getting the meeting on the area meeting list?? How are you going to open a meeting?? ....
Answer by onefasttatortot at 4:31 PM on Feb. 7, 2009
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