NON-RELIGIOUS alternative or supplement to AA and NA in australia

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As "Unhelpful Addictive Behaviour" seems to be a common HUMAN condition, with solutions.

Meetings

TUESDAY - Peer Support - 7.00pm

Drinking/Drugging/Acting Out? Support to reduce or stop an unhelpful addictive behaviour.

7.00pm - 8.30pm

Preston Neighbourhood House - The Bridge - 218 High Street PRESTON 3072

Event Details

TUESDAY - Peer Support - 7.00pm

Drinking/Drugging/Acting Out? Support to reduce or stop an unhelpful addictive behaviour.

I might learn a science and evidence based tool that I might use to alter my thought, or action, and outcome.

7.00pm - 8.30pm

Preston Neighbourhood House - The Bridge - 218 High Street PRESTON 3072

SUNDAY ONLINE - Family or Friend - 8.00pm

ZOOM - Meeting ID - 418-088-835

8.00pm - 9.30pm

ZOOM Meeting - Speaker Required - Video Optional - Microphone Optional - Text Box Available - Register anonymously

Event Details

SUNDAY ONLINE - Family or Friend - 8.00pm

ZOOM - Meeting ID - 418-088-835

Learn how science and kindness might help a person move from their unhelpful addictive behaviour - with an emphasis on helping the helper.

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8.00pm - 9.30pm

ZOOM Meeting - Speaker Required - Video Optional - Microphone Optional - Text Box Available - Register anonymously

Where might I start?

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Increasing my awareness might help

In the "Tools" section above are the Hierarchy of Values - HoV - and the Cost Benefit Analysis - CBA.

Increasing my awareness of how my behaviour might affect ME and those around me has been shown to increase the likelihood of a helpful choice.

Rather than easy, a solution is very possible.

Seeking this information is likely a POWERFUL start.

Using a tool to increase my awareness is often as seen helpful. Rather than "motivation" finding another "reason" to change - and reinforcing this - might help - it has helped others.

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What about a thought, an urge, a slip or lapse?

Attempting to REPLACE an unhelpful habit of thought or action, with a helpful habit or habits, might take time. It is far from a smooth path.

"Rather than wait to be great, before I start, I might START, to be great." - Zig Ziglar

There is no requirement, nor is it logical, to be on "day one" after such an event - each experience might add to my knowledge bank.

Planning, Practice, Persistence and Patience - particularly with MYSELF and my HUMANNESS - are shown to be pretty helpful.

I might look at an 'Urge Tool' in the "Tools" section above.

"What might I learn from what just happened?"

"What might I CHOOSE to do differently?"

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Who might I see in a meeting?

Another person - a HUMAN.

I might meet a person who is struggling with a drinking problem, substance abuse issue, gambling, or another activity or substance. Rather than using an unhelpful label like "alcoholic," or "addict," the focus is on my shared HUMANNESS and exploring a more helpful way to think or act.

A common challenge might be me building momentum to move in a more helpful direction - or dealing with a trigger, an urge, or thought to act out - MY COMMON HUMAN UNHELPFUL THINKING - or dealing with a life challenge of mine in a perhaps more helpful way.

Attendance is FREE - a "hat" is passed at the end to cover costs.

A handbook is also available at a cost.

"I aint got to do nuthin!"

Rather than being required to think or act in a certain way, I have the ability to CHOOSE my own path.