Wherever you are in the world, you can find and attend an AA, Alanon, NA, GA, OA, or Nicotine Anonymous Twelve-step group meetings. The fellowship continues to grow and now through Zoom, it reaches every corner of the globe. For most people in recovery, attending Zoom meetings in other countries expands the scope and feel of the program and fellowship. You immediately feel connected and ‘at home’, with people who understand. At meetings, you will be able to share your personal experience, strength, and hope with others. As we say in the program,
‘We can only keep what we have by giving it away.’
Twelve-step-based six-day-a-week meetings at Serenity Vista introduce guests to a variety of styles of meetings. They are also a great opportunity to meet new people and share in the fellowship. We listen to a variety of AA, NA, GA, SA, or OA Speakers tell their stories, and we join Charlie and Joe in their Big Book Study Recordings.
Membership in AA or other Twelve-Step groups works the best for the most, especially in conjunction with a comprehensive rehab treatment program, enhancing long-term sobriety post-treatment.
The most recent and comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of AA conducted by the world-leading Cochrane Collaborative Research Group concludes:
“These results demonstrate A.A.’s effectiveness in helping people not only initiate but sustain abstinence and remission over the long term”
“For people already in treatment, if they add A.A. to it, their outcomes are superior than those who just get treatment without A.A.”
Cochrane Reviews are the reputable gold standard in medicine for integration of all available research about a particular intervention.
These findings are consistent with Serenity Vista’s approach of incorporating 12-step Principles and Fellowship into rehab treatment and recommending regular long-term meeting participation as part of a comprehensive aftercare plan.
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