Alcoholics Anonymous AA Essay
Due by the end of Week 4 (Saturday, ), click the 3 links below and read about the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Write a summary synthesizing the information from the 3 links and explain what you have learned about the program.
http://www.aa.org/pdf/products/p-42_abriefguidetoaa.pdf (Links to an external site.)
http://www.aa.org/pdf/products/p-1_thisisaa1.pdf (Links to an external site.)
http://www.12step.org/the-12-steps/step-4.html (Links to an external site.) – *For this 3rd source click on the Step 1 tab, read the narrative an then click on an audio and listen to someone’s story (find the box that says “Sharing”). Include what you’ve learned from this narrative and audio in section 3 of your paper.
Use APA format: Title page, 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, use citations in the body of the paper, and include a reference page.
Address these 5 questions in your paper. Please include the following headings/subheadings in your paper which are in bold below (or points will be deducted):
Summary: What is alcoholism?
Summary: What is the AA 12 Step program involve?
Step 1 (Powerlessness): Using the 12 step.org source listed above, click on the Step 1 tab, read the narrative and then click on an audio and listen to someone’s story. Cite examples describing the unmanageability which often occurs with addiction that Step One of the AA program addresses.
Step 4 (Inventory) and 5 (Confession): Go to this same website provided (12step.org) and click on the step 4 tab and step 5 tab, reading the narratives and selecting an audio to listen to. Answer this question based on the information from this new website: What examples were given in the narrative that you listened to describing how the individual approached step 4 and step 5 of the AA program.
General Conclusion: After reviewing the 3 websites (make sure you cite them on your References page), what general conclusions can you draw regarding addiction/recovery?
Your paper should be 750 words in length (equivalent to about 3.5 – 4 pages double-spaced). Make sure to use reference citations in your paper.