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 Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Public Information Meet at Punjab Police Jalandhar
Report on PI at Punjab Armed Police HQs at Jalandhar on 19th July 08
A God sent opportunity came our way through the person of Shri Rajiv Ahir IPS. Commandant 7th PAP battalion and with whole hearted blessings Shri Rajan Gupta ADGP, Incharge of Punjab Armed Police, to address all ranks of PAP and their families at the police HQ’s at Jalandhar.
Local AA members from Jalandhar & members from Chandigarh, Karnal & Kapurthala came together for this event.
The audience consisted of about a thousand persons.
Shri. Rajiv Ahir introduced us and Alcoholics Anonymous and his experience with AA of last three years since we conducted a workshop for police personnel under his command, when he was the police chief of Kapurthala.
Sudeep S. was given to conduct proceedings thereafter, which he did with plenty of flair. (With his tall frame he was an attractive presence.)
Sunil G. of Chandigarh shared his vast experience & informed the audience of the history of AA, its presence across the world, the Preamble of AA & his own brief story.
Sandeep S. (Sandy) of Chandigarh, in his native Punjabi, spell-bound the audience with his story. That really got the audience interested in the proceedings.
Sidhu sahib, himself an ex serviceman and an international sportsman & his gentle wife spoke of their own AA & Alanon journeys
Ramchander of Haryana police talked about his 8 months of sober life in AA. Also proof that AA works in police ranks.
Aloke D. of Karnal informed about how AA & Haryana police are co-operating for the last 3 years.
Are you an alcoholic? Questions were thrown at the audience, for each person to anonymously check his own relationship with alcohol.
That AA can be used as a resource by the police force, suggestions were put forth.
AA posters can be put up at police stations, police personal desirous of quitting can be encouraged to attend AA meetings & through the majority of police persons who are non-alcoholic; this life saving message can reach the masses in every village.
It was our good fortune that while this session was going on, Big FM radio, brodcast live interviews with Shri Rajiv Ahir & Anurag C. from Chandigarh. A one hour program with the underlined theme of AA & alcoholism was aired. Help calls came in. This radio station has offered to air more such programs. 

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AA en prison

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Wharf Rats

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Au départ, les wharf rats * (d'après une chanson ** célèbre du groupe) sont des fans ("deadheads") de Grateful Dead qui ont décidé de vivre sobres (et aussi clean) et d'assister aux concerts de ce groupe et d'autres. Et donc de se réunir à ces occasions.

Fondé à l'origine par un petit groupe de membres NA (narcotics anonymous) lors d'un concert du Grateful Dead à Philadelphie début 1980, leur première dénomination (assez brève) est  "The Wharf Rat Group of Alcoholics Anonymous"

Puis, pour diverses raisons (e.a. comment s'insérer dans la structure AA ou NA et respect de l'anonymat), the wharf rats, tout court.

Les participants sont généralement membres de AA et/ou NA ou autres, organisent des meetings (12 step meeting) sur les lieux mêmes des concerts (à l'entracte, par exemple), et sont un peu le point d'entrée pour ceux qui cherchent de l'aide (abstinents ou non).
Il se définissent comme "a group of friends sharing a common bond, providing support, information and some traction in an otherwise slippery environment".
 
Encore maintenant, ils tiennent des réunions lors de différents concerts ou festivals aux USA. On les reconnait à différents signes et aux ballons jaunes près des tables d'accueil.
 
A noter que les musiciens de Grateful Dead semblent être devenus eux aussi sobres et/ou clean...
 
 
Leurs meetings     http://www.wharfrat.org/?page_id=20
 
Leur devise "one show at a time" (un concert à la fois)...
 
Il existe d'autres groupes copiés sur le modéle des wharf rats : The Phellowship, The Gateway, The Jellyfish, Happy Hour Heroes, Digital Budhas, chaque fois pour un groupe musical en particulier.
 
 
* traduction : 1/ rat d'égoût  2/ rôdeur (sur les quais)
 
** chanson qui contient l'histoire de August West, rôdeur alcoolique 

 

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le sens de l'anonymat

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brochure "le sens de l'anonymat" en PDF

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