Alcoholics Anonymous Dr Bob & Bill W – Akron, Ohio, USA - 1935 2 Million Members Worldwide – 114,000 meetings. Narcotics Anonymous Jimmy K – California, USA - 1953 58,000 meetings per week in 150 countries Cocaine Anonymous Hollywood, USA - 1982 2,000 USA & Canada meetings (UK – 174)
Structure Responsibilities Confidence & Self Esteem Empowerment Cost Effective Hope & Inspiration Recovery Capital Abstinent Recovery Journey Improved Health Visible Role Models Improved Social Skills Law Abiding Unity Diversity
15 Year Addiction – Heroin, Crack & Methadone Health Related Problems– DVT, Septicaemia, Limb Abscesses, Under Nourishment Criminal Justice Issues – Prison Sentences Broken Family Relationships Periods of Homelessness Failed Suicide Attempts Limited Social Skills Lack of Confidence & Self Esteem
10 Year abstinent recovery journey Excellent Family relationships Positive Relationship with children Improved Health & Well Being Exercise – 3 x Marathon & 10 Triathlon Events 9 Employment Year History Senior Manager BA Hons – Social Work Degree Married Experienced Worldwide Travel Self Esteem & Confidence
http://www.cauk.org.uk http://www.na.org https://www.ndtms.net/default.aspx Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (2001) 4 th Ed. Alcoholics Anonymous. New York. Narcotics Anonymous World Service Office, Inc. (1988). 5 th Ed. Narcotics Anonymous. Van Nuys CA. NA Helpline – 0300 999 1212 AA Helpline – 0845 769 7555 CA Helpline – 0800 6120225
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