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Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

AA Meetings will resume on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Every Wednesday


Student Health Services, Room 268

For more information, contact Linda Pena at (562) 985-1732.

Check out our flyer! AA Meeting Flyer

The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program (ATOD) is aware of the need and significance of offering open AA meetings on campus for any and all students that might wish to attend, whether they be a sober alcoholic, someone with a drinking problem, or must attend due to a court order.

Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive illness. It can never be cured. However, alcoholism can be arrested. Many sober alcoholics feel that the illness represents the combination of a physical sensitivity to alcohol and a mental obsession with drink, that, regardless of consequences, cannot be broken by willpower alone.

Before attending an AA meeting, many “practicing” alcoholics think of themselves as morally weak or, possibly, mentally unbalanced. The AA concept is that alcoholics are sick people who can recover if they will follow a simple program that has proved successful for more than 1.5 million men and women.

Symptoms of the Disease of Alcoholism

Drinking to calm nerves, forget worries, or boost a sad mood

Guilt about drinking

Unsuccessful attempts to cut down/stop drinking

Lying about or hiding drinking habits

Causing harm to oneself or someone else as a result of drinking

Needing to drink increasingly greater amounts in order to achieve the desired effect

Feeling irritable, resentful or unreasonable when not drinking

Medical, social, family or financial problems

Spending a great deal of time getting alcohol and drinking alcohol

Drinking in risky situations, such as before driving or before engaging in unwanted/unprotected sex

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