Attend 2 DIFFERENT 12-Step/Some type of recovery meetings of their choosing (e.g., Cocaine Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and/or Narcotics Anonymous). Students need to submit a paper. Listed below are some guidelines:
1. Attend two (2) Open 12-Step Support Group meetings (e.g., AA, NA, CA, CODA, AlAnon, etcâ€¦) These must be 2 DIFFERENT meetings, i.e. an AA and an NA group).
2. One must be face to face (the other may be an on-line meeting)
3. Submit an APA formatted paper, 4 pages (Not including title/reference pages)
a. List dates and what types of 12 Step meetings you attended
b. Body of the paper (Do not provide a documentary of the meetingsâ€™ content) but rather your personal reactions to meetings (This part of the paper does not need research/citations)
i. Discuss self-awareness gained from attending the meetings
c. Integrate one or two theories of addiction counseling and how the 12-step meetings may play a role in recovery/relapse prevention (Include 2 or more scholarly citations)
d. Clarify how you may incorporate the use of support groups in working with clients.
4. Support your responses to parts c and d with outside, scholarly support (A minimum of 2- 3 references are required, all peer-reviewed).