п»їDaniella Levy

11/19/12

MH31

Ethnography

Upon Sunday November 18th, I attended my own first alcohol anonymous available meeting for Gerritsen Beach front. The house of worship was known as St . James Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the session started out at seven. I was in fact very stressed going by myself, so I asked my best friend to come with me personally for support. This getting together with occurred in the basement in the church. My best friend and I started walking throughout the stairs in to the basement, and already found people resting around within a circle. All of us grabbed each of our chairs, and sat with them, as well as for another few minutes, the place started to fill up quickly. I noticed there were a person in the middle of the space, who we later found, was the chairperson. She was very nice, and dressed incredibly proper. Your woman began with reading the Alcohol Private preamble, an organization prayer, and after that the shorter version with the Serenity Plea. It was wonderful to see that everybody participated, but I did not because I terribly lack a problem with alcohol.

After the praying, the chairperson asked most of us to present ourselves, and asked if there were any newcomers in the group. My best friend and I increased our hands, and we launched ourselves with just the names and sat down again. It was very interesting hearing information about other people. One individual that captured my eye was a newbie who merely recently started to be addicted to liquor, who was just 22. Call him by his name was Eric, and this individual stated that if this individual continues to drink, and spend his just money in alcohol, he'd be started out of his parents' house. Everyone was moved by simply his tale, and some persons even provided him encouragers, and quick advice. After everyone released themselves, and said a few facts about all of them, I noticed that everyone concluded their stories with " …and I actually am an alcoholic. ” I thought it had been nice that they can said this kind of, because the first step of any issue is always acknowledging you have 1. So it was nice to determine that everybody admitted that they have a problem, and are coming to talk about...