On Thursday February 13, 2014 at 8:00pm I attended an AA meeting located at 97 Lakewood Rd, New Egypt, NJ. As I observed the meeting began with everybody coming to the room you can see that there was a lot of people that were familiar with each other. People walked around until they found there seats that they were comfortable with. The speaker of the meeting started quieting the room to begin by leading in a small prayer. The prayer was known as the Serenity prayer. After the small prayer announcements were made regarding meeting activities such as fundraising for the coffee and donuts helping members in need. After the announcements the meeting leader asked if there are any new members, which would like to share. Some raised there hands some sat quietly. Then began the proceedings of senior members going over how they came to realization of there drinking problems, what drinking has done to there families jobs and business. After that new members who volunteered gave their stories and received support. Through this whole process everybody was let known that they were not alone in their struggle. Then there was a review of the twelve-step program listed as follows:
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or...