You have come to the Addiction Awareness Group -AAG- resource page. Our group exists to provide information and experiences to help educate students, faculty, and friends that are interested in:
· What addiction is (and what it is not), and how it affects individuals (including church leaders) and their families;
· What are the available resources to treat addiction,
· How church leaders can assist people struggling with addiction and codependency.
Please scroll down and explore all the links and information, especially the upcoming events area!
Visit www.youtube.com to view our most recent panel discussion on
Addiciton, Young Adults & Church.
AAG organizes an outing to an open AA meeting for all members of the Trinity community at least once during the school year. Here is the link to the meeting search on the website of the central office of AA here in central Ohio, in case you are interested in attending other meetings. Open meetings are designated by "O" and you can see that there are many types of meetings: S=Speaker (which is what we went to); BB=Big Book (reading and discussing the textbook for Alcoholics Anonymous, where the fellowship got its name); D=Discussion (on topics raised by the chair or people attending), etc. Meetings usually last one hour; all begin with some set of readings (like last night) and conclude with a prayer in a circle (not always the Lord's Prayer--sometimes the Serenity Prayer, with is always said at the beginning of every meeting, too).
Al-Anon & Alateen Family Groups offer meetings and support for anyone (family or friends) who is affected by someone else's drinking. If you or someone you know could use Al-Anon, please call(614) 547-1550 or visit:http://www.coafg.org/ for a list of meetings.
There are resources for clergy and church leaders on addiction that are provided by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, including two informative handbooks that can be downloaded as PDF files.
The chart on page 13 of this paper was referred to by Erin K. in her presentation to the community on Food Addiction. The slides from that presentation have been uploaded below ("Food Addiction Notes").
AAG also invites you to check out our new literature rack across from the mailboxes on the ground floor. Thanks to Life Together for the funds that provided this literature that will feature pamphlets from Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon and other recovery resources.
Thanks again for your interest in this important topic!
AAG Faculty Representative