Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in New Brunswick

AA meetings are excellent aftercare support options for people in recovery. The listing is detailed to help you or your loved one find an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in New Brunswick. Always confirm the time and location to make sure it is still available.

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List of AA Meetings in New Brunswick

The information below will help you on how to find an AA meeting in New Brunswick. Since meetings change regularly, the list may be inaccurate. If you need more information on a specific meeting, please visit the website provided with that meeting.

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One of the most common forms of rehabilitation for residents of New Brunswick is Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide program who is committed to helping alcoholics conquer their addiction and become productive members of New Brunswick’s society.

Since Alcoholics Anonymous relies on donations for funding, there are now dues or membership fees making it possible for addicts of all economic ranges to participate. The program is no affiliated with a religious group, businesses, organizations, or universities, it is completely independent. The program relies on a twelve-step program to help addicts. The program approaches an addiction to alcohol as if it a mental illness and not a weak character.

Most people are very familiar with the idea of the twelve-step program that Alcoholics Anonymous is famous for. Variations of the program are used in alcohol rehabilitation programs all over New Brunswick. What people are less familiar with is the concept of sponsors.

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Some people feel that it is the Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor program rather than its twelve-step plan that has turned the group into such a success. A good sponsor can go a long way towards making sure that the addict never reaches for a drink again. They offer support and counsel whenever the addict needs them. For many, the sponsor becomes a lifelong friend that they could not imagine life without.

One of the things that make the sponsorship program so good is that the sponsor is also a recovering alcoholic. Granted they have usually been sober for a longer period of time, but they can still remember going through the same things that the person they are sponsoring went through, this firsthand knowledge usually makes their advice easier to take than when the same advice comes from a counselor who has never struggled with any type of addiction.

The addict who is being sponsored cannot take advantage of their sponsor. This means that they have to treat the person with respect. Even if the addict doesn’t like what the sponsor is counseling they should listen to what they are saying. The only time the addict should ever call their sponsor in the middle of the night is when the urge to reach for a drink is unbearable.

If the chapter of AA a person is using is set up that the addict chooses their own sponsor, there are some things the addict should keep in mind. You want to choose a sponsor who not only has been around for a while but who has also been sober for quite some time. You also should try to choose a sponsor who has a similar lifestyle and personality to your own. The more the two of you have in common the better.

At some point, the person who is being sponsored will be asked to sponsor someone. When this happens they need to think about what advice worked for them and what things they like about their sponsorship experience. They should then try to do everything they can to be an even better sponsor.

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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