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You can only post when sober. And for many, it does tremendous harm. Cult-Like Characteristics But do all of these program- and community-related problems within step fellowships mean we can accurately describe them as cults?
I asked Bernstein about the extent to which AA and the rest resemble the bona fide cults in which many of her patients have been involved. Part of her answer depicted an environment gay kik sydney which unregulated autonomy—from group to group and from sponsor to sponsor—sees abuses go unchecked.
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Despite fear that her parents—who had sent her to a tremendously expensive step rehab and were very invested in her AA participation—would be horrified, she called her sponsor the next day and said she was going to take a break from doing the Steps.
Before long, people at the meetings she attended daily began to shun. They would talk about how, since she was pursuing a graduate degree, she thought she was too smart for the program.
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Gradually, Katherine cut back on her meeting attendance. She would find her days interrupted by intrusive thoughts of AA. In this facility, she would have been isolated from the general population and made to go to daily meetings and group therapy with non-professional Looking for New Philadelphia woman public fun, while working a minimum-wage job. She would walk home from meetings at night terrified.
She was afraid that she would be blamed. Seeking help, Katherine reached out Wives want sex tonight OR Portland 97206 Monica Richardson, who recommended Rachel Bernstein, the cult deprogramming therapist. Katherine worked with Bernstein for nine months to recover from her AA experience. Even more frightening, Alice said, is that she looked and even believed she was happy.
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Another important characteristic of patients that is particularly intriguing when it comes to AA is gender, as the appropriateness of AA for women has been questioned. About one third of AA members are women, placing them in minority status in a predominantly male Aa female seeking aa male Alcoholics Anonymous, Moreover, during AA's formative years, the organization was almost entirely composed of men.
Consequently, it Aa female seeking aa male remained somewhat unclear whether a program derived from its successful application to male alcohol dependent cases, would cater to and be as effective for women. Also, much of the literature on which AA is based is written using the male pronoun i.
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These Lonely in long island, Aa female seeking aa male, have not been borne out empirically. Studies that have examined whether women engage and benefit from AA as much as men have found that women become as, or more, involved, as their male counterparts, and also benefit as much or more than men Del Boca et al.
Unclear, however, is whether women benefit from AA in the same or different ways as men. For example, recent findings suggest AA le to enhanced alcohol outcomes by mobilizing recovery-supportive social changes in the networks of its members i. As noted above, AA participation has been shown also to lead to better outcomes by reducing depression symptoms and by increasing spiritual practices, particularly for more severely alcohol-impaired individuals Kelly et al.
However, given gender differences in the prevalence of depression among men and women Maier et al. Insistence upon applying the practice beyond the sponsoring of newcomers to more established members, may not be appropriate in all circumstances.
For example, difficulty with trusting members of the same sex due to a history of abuse or neglect other reasons may apply.
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My sponsee is two years sober, has formally worked through the Twelve Steps with a sponsor and is very committed to her recovery.
There is no sexual motivation or inappropriate emotional involvement between us, and the relationship seems to be very beneficial for both parties in terms of recovery.