Some of them are full of discussion about God; others don't emphasize it as much, but focus more philosophically on the nature of being and existence.
"Certainly the basic frame is about minimizing selfishness, minimizing grandiosity, giving to others, accepting character flaws, and apologizing when you’re wrong," Humphreys said.
"That is a spiritual process." Alcoholics Anonymous has more than 1.2 million members in the United States, encompassing more than 55,000 groups across the country.
Founded in 1935, participation in this group has shown to be effective in short-term and long-term outcomes in numerous scientific studies.
The way that Alcoholics Anonymous members share their experiences of suffering is akin to what happens in a military unit or a musical group or a family, where the idea of "we’re all in this together" becomes particularly strong, said Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University.
"Someone will say something profound that everyone can connect with beyond themselves, and it can be very moving," said Humphreys, who was not involved in the study but also researches the effects of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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In your exploration you will learn who we are and how we can help you might know, Jason International is the brother ministry of Homosexuals Anonymous.I think the best you can do there is argue is was stolen and point to the other people that have been ripped off.If the transactions were chip and pin you will find it really hard to dispute.They found that participants in Alcoholics Anonymous said they increased their spiritual beliefs and practices, especially people who were low on those measures when they first began Alcoholics Anonymous.Moreover, spiritual beliefs and behaviors appear to at least partially be responsible for successful recovery from alcoholic behaviors.Since a large body of research has found that this and similar groups work (Narcotics Anonymous for drug use, and other organizations), more studies are turning to a deeper question: Why do they work?