Over 9,000 people from across the globe travelled to Akron, Ohio during June 2022 to mark the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. This year was the 87th Anniversary at the University of Akron where speakers share their journeys of sobriety and guests could tour places that were pivotal in the organization’s history.
According to the Alcoholics Anonymous website, the purpose of this organization is for anyone who wants to solve their drinking problem to meet for fellowship. It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings and anyone looking for sobriety is welcome. Support systems like A.A. have been a tremendous solution for those in crisis trying to find recovery from addiction. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention as of June 2020 report 13% of Americans reported starting or increasing substance use as a way of coping with stress or emotions related to Covid.
Locally, the Summit Counseling Center provides addiction support to families in the North Fulton area. Mount Pisgah Church offers Stephen Ministry support for families who are looking for prayer partners and direction during a difficult time like addiction. Please see click here for a list of AA meetings located throughout the Johns Creek area.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.