For many who are struggling with alcohol addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) offers a lifeline – however, with only a 10-15% success rate, is there a better alternative to AA? This post will provide all of the details on what Alcoholics Anonymous is and the possible alternative methods out there to conquer your addiction!
What is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its purpose?
Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as AA, is a worldwide organization that provides help and support to individuals who are struggling with alcohol addiction. The primary goal of AA is to help people achieve and maintain sobriety. Members gather at meetings, which are typically free and open to anyone who wants to attend. At these meetings, individuals share their experiences with addiction, lean on each other for support, and work together to overcome their struggles. AA also works to provide educational resources and information to the public about alcoholism and recovery. For some, AA is great as it allows them to have a structured program to stick to however, with an extremely low success rate what happens to those who aren’t able to stick to AA? For those who do not want to stand up and make affirmations about themselves, “I am an alcoholic” which can be quite damaging to ones self-image. Taking a more holistic approach, which focuses on you changing your mental framework and mindset may be a better alternative and equip you with the tools needed to finally conquer your addiction.
Tips and advice on how to stay sober after leaving an AA meeting:
Addiction recovery is a journey, often filled with challenges and setbacks. One of the key pillars of this journey is attending support group meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or group coaching via a coach. These meetings provide a supportive community where individuals can share their experiences and learn from others who are facing the same struggles.
Yet, as crucial as these meetings are, they are just one piece of the puzzle. The real test of sobriety comes when you step out of the meeting room and face the daily triggers and temptations that could potentially lead to relapse. This is where many individuals struggle and unfortunately find themselves returning to their old habits.
While AA provides a solid framework for recovery, it may not address the deeply rooted mindset issues that often fuel addiction. To truly overcome addiction, a more holistic approach is needed - one that not only addresses the physical aspects of addiction but also the mental and emotional factors.
This is where my program can make a significant difference. I aim to equip you with the tools and strategies to change your mindset around addiction, making it easier for you to maintain your sobriety in the long run. Together, we can tackle the root causes of your addiction and set you on a path towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
A good starting point, if you’re considering taking this approach to addiction recovery is to book a strategy session with me!