Going to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings can be really helpful for someone with an addiction. SMART Recovery is another option, only it is not based on a 12-Step program. All of these are free of charge and offer excellent peer support.
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Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-anon Meetings in Casa Grande, Arizona
There is help available for people in Casa Grande, Arizona who want to stop abusing alcohol. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can lead to health problems and can ruin relationships. Alcohol use disorder is defined as the inability to stop consuming alcohol even after there have been serious social, health, or work problems caused by the alcohol. This is more commonly known as alcohol abuse, or being an alcoholic.
What is Alcoholics Anonymous?
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is a worldwide group of people that have had alcohol problems. They meet locally and share their experiences with each other and focus on staying sober. Each local meeting is independent, deciding on their own where, when, and how often to meet.
AA is the original 12-step program. The members follow the 12-steps, one at a time to help themselves quit drinking. The 12-steps do have a spiritual root, but those who are not religious have still found it to be helpful. Many stay in the group after they have stopped drinking for encouragement to stay sober.
AA does not keep an attendance list or follow up with the members. The organization does not conduct or sponsor any kind of research on alcoholism. AA does not report to any government agency or medical group. It is completely peer-led and anonymous.
What is Al-Anon?
Al-Anon is an organization for friends and families of someone with a drinking problem. The members meet in local groups. Living with someone who is an alcoholic can have negative effects on emotional well-being, relationships, and even their health. At meetings members share their experiences and strategies for coping with the stress of living with an alcoholic.
Members of Al-anon also practice the 12-steps from Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholism affects an entire family, not just the person who is drinking. There are behaviors from the non-drinker that they can change to manage how they react to what they cannot control.
Is There an Alcohol Problem in Casa Grande?
Casa Grande is part of Pinal county. The Pinal County Community Health Needs Assessment that was published in October 2020 does show a need for alcohol recovery services. The results showed:
- 70% believe that alcohol abuse is one of the leading risky behaviors in the community.
- 53% of the people believe that drug and alcohol addiction and overdoses are one of the top health problems.
- 56% of the people answering questions in that survey said they, a friend or family member had experienced alcohol abuse or addiction.
Get More Information About Recovery Meetings in Casa Grande, Arizona
Alcohol addiction is a tough situation for the addict and the people that care about them. There are AA and Al-anon meetings available in or near Casa Grande, Arizona every day of the week. SpringBoard Recovery wants to help each person. Contact us today for more information.