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2 Compare Contrast FFD/ AA vs NA

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Kristin McNultyProfessor StrawnEnglish Writing 10201 October 2009Comparison and Contrast FFD(TS)The slogan “Just for Today” is far from the only likeness between the twoorganizations known as Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.).(PS)Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are both twelve step programsfor people suffering from addiction to mood altering substances. (SS)AlcoholicsAnonymous is a fellowship designed for those who have a desire to stop drinking.(SS)Narcotics Anonymous is a program designed for those who have a desire to stopusing any form of mood-altering chemical. (SS)Incidentally, N.A. literature specificallystates “…our identification as addicts is all-inclusive with respect to any mood-changing,mind-altering substance. Alcoholism is too limited a term for us; our problem is not aspecific substance, it is a disease called addiction.” (PS) Another way that A.A. andN.A. are similar is they are both spiritually based programs, believing that a faith in aHigher Power is needed to conquer the disease of addiction. (SS)This is not to say abelief in God specifically, rather a belief in something having a power greater thanoneself. (SS) Each member of either organization is encouraged to choose their ownperception of a Higher Power, or a “God of their own understanding”. (PS)Additionally,Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide organization, as is Narcotics Anonymous. (SS)Asof August 25, 2008, A.A. meetings were available in more than 180 countries, with anestimated 2 million members worldwide. (SS)By comparison, in the year 2007 there was

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