Alcoholics Anonymous – Twelve Steps – What Does Step Ten Mean?

Fine: You will pay a fine of from $500 to $1000. The fine is doubled, however, if your blood alcohol level (BAL) is 0.15 or higher or there is a minor in the vehicle.


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) organizes meetings all over the world to help those who have a desire to stop drinking. You can also receive education, information, and support to help you stop drinking by asking your doctor, calling an alcohol treatment hotline, or asking your local hospital or alcohol treatment facility.

F.A. (Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous) is also very strict like CEA-HOW. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous expect you to get a sponsor almost immediately, and they won’t let you share (stand up and speak about yourself) until you have at least 30 days of abstinence. That means you have to follow their food plan exactly and be in daily contact with your sponsor, with no slip ups. F.A. do not have their own books on food addiction or weight loss, but they do have a Guide to Living Abstinently and other leaflets and booklets. At F.A. meetings they read excerpts from the Big Book of alcoholics anonymous.

If you have been drinking and driving and you get stopped by a police, there is no question that you would taken to jail at least for a night to sober up. If this is your first offence, you will be warned, a proper report will be created and you are let off. However, the penalties for subsequent arrests for drunk driving would be far more serious. Depending on the level of alcohol in your blood, you will be punished. Many states across the US require you to submit the blood alcohol tests. If you refuse, then you are faced with a higher penalty.

Ironically, once a loved one learns to detach from the behaviors of the alcoholic and starts taking care of their emotional and spiritual well being is when the alcoholic realizes they have a drinking problem. You see, when a loved one is too emotionally consumed with the alcoholic and their negative behaviors it keeps the alcoholic stuck in the addiction. This is because they don’t have to take responsibility for it if you are already doing it for them.

If you’re not ready to speak what’s most important to you about the drinking, know that there is support to assist you in sorting through and figuring your best options. You do this at a pace that is right for you.

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