Withdrawing from alcoholism, which is a dangerous and destructive addiction, is not a walk in the park especially if one is already deep in the habit and there are no support structures available from the individual’s family or friends that can help lighten their already difficult ordeal somehow. Alcoholics Anonymous, a non-professional organization, was built by recovering alcoholics themselves from the understanding that they can be better understood by the individuals going through the same journey, which is very helpful as those that have successfully recovered can also help the others at the bottom to reach their goals as well.
Today, Alcoholics Anonymous has managed to grow into millions of dedicated international members with groups formed in many locations that meet on their own set schedules and manage their own programs where members are guided through their progress, as the non-professional organization do not use any form of higher and central management like supervising therapists or physicians, which enables groups to function independently. This is because the organization is a self-supporting group that also prefer to not have any affiliations with any political or religious organization so they can accept anyone as long as the members have the same desire to stop alcohol dependence regardless of their race or religious beliefs.
To show their appreciation of every milestone reached by every member, Alcoholics Anonymous makes use of symbolic medallions known as AA recovery coins, which indicates the amount of time the recipient has continuously abstained from alcohol to remind them of their progress and keep them motivated to pursue their goal of abstaining from the habit permanently. Each coin contains the period abstinence, often in months, and some in years, which come in many colors and different logos because there is no official design employed in the production of most AA coins.
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These coins can also be bought in token shops, which can also be found online, usually in novelty stores that sells different types of medallions or similar items, although AA medallions or coins are already more common today than before. For the organization, AA coins also represent their commitment to their members, as they aim to help every member recover permanently from the destructive effects of alcoholism.
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Being a part of a fellowship of similar individuals that aim to help each other towards the same goal is very helpful especially for alcoholic individuals that are only beginning to recover, as this puts them in an environment where people can understand them better without being judged or mocked for their ordeal, which significantly reduces the chance of them bouncing back to their dangerous habits, as a bigger support group will always be available for them to also keep track of their progress and appreciate their milestones.