A Proven Way That Women Can Quit Drinking Without AA

Written by Jeannie Long

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I like that WFS permits a wide range of meeting topics. And one ofrepparttar best aspects ofrepparttar 134954 WFS meeting format is that conversation is encouraged whereas AA has a strict "no cross-talk" rule during meetings.

Another difference between WFS and AA is that one-third of WFS members also attend AA meetings because they need more frequent meetings to stay sober and they likerepparttar 134955 fellowship and support. Women for Sobriety is open to this approach and, in fact, states that their Program "can be used with or without AA."

AA, however, tends to discourage attendance at alternative programs. This can be seen through some ofrepparttar 134956 wording inrepparttar 134957 introductory portion ofrepparttar 134958 meeting where it is stated, "rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path," and, later: "many of us thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not."


Power comes from looking forward not back. It is very important for women to have a positive, proactive force supporting them when it comes to quitting drinking. This is different thanrepparttar 134959 AA approach of focusing on negative memories ofrepparttar 134960 past to prevent drinking inrepparttar 134961 future.

A classic example of this is I have had many women come to my Women for Sobriety group and tell me that after hearing a person's drinking story at an AA speaker meeting, they felt so badly when leavingrepparttar 134962 meeting that they just wanted to go out and drink. In contrast, many women share with me that they feel positive and hopeful forrepparttar 134963 future when they get out of our WFS meeting.


If you are curious about learning more aboutrepparttar 134964 Women for Sobriety Program, click onrepparttar 134965 link I've provided below. There you will find some resources that I have put together for you. Some of these resources include:

- Statistics on reasons why women like or dislike WFS and AA

- Specific details aboutrepparttar 134966 entire Women for Sobriety Program

- A revealing book describingrepparttar 134967 AA Program from a woman's perspective

- Whyrepparttar 134968 Women for Sobriety Program may not be for you


AA has been responsible for helping women get and remain sober for many years and I applaud their efforts. However, I spent 3 years in and out of AA atrepparttar 134969 beginning of my sobriety and I was never able to get my heart intorepparttar 134970 program.

During that 3 years I purchased and read allrepparttar 134971 WFS literature and finally engagedrepparttar 134972 help of a private therapist. When I finally got empowered enough to start a WFS meeting in my area, my ability to stay sober became permanent.


I have been sober for 8 years now. I attribute my continuous sobriety to several things thatrepparttar 134973 WFS Program revealed to me:

- The importance of getting to know myself andrepparttar 134974 reasons why I drank

- How to develop a lasting positive self-image

- The power was within me to pursue my true interests

- That long-term sobriety is possible withrepparttar 134975 support of like-minded women in my WFS group

Jeannie Long

Jeannie Long now enjoys 8 years of continuous sobriety. She leads a weekly support group for women using the Women for Sobriety Program. She helps women achieve better physical and mental health through her health related web sites and newsletters. To read about the subjects covered in Jeannie's Commit to Recovery newsletter, click on the following link: http://www.ajpip.com/addictions/anopi/dir/jncrb.htm


Written by Valerie Goettsch

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