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AA

The second-highest bond rating by S&P and Fitch. AA is subdivided (in decreasing order) into AA+, AA, and AA-. Bonds with AA ratings are investment-grade, meaning that banks are allowed to hold them. AA bonds are low-risk and low-return. The rating is equivalent to an Aa rating by Moody's.

AA

A grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a very strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. Such a rating indicates only slightly lower quality than the top rating of AAA. Also called Aa.
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Predictors of engagement in the Alcoholics Anonymous group or to psychotherapy among Brazilian alcoholics: A six-month follow-up study.
With a protocol established, participants began to see how the Alcoholics Anonymous slogan "progress, not perfection" represented the tasks they were working out in their therapy groups:
Step 1 of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous - "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable" - is the foundation of recovery, for alcoholics trying to get well through the AA program (AA World Services, 1976; Chappel, 1992; Covington, 1994; Kurtz, 1979).
Comments on the Cochrane Review on Alcoholics Anonymous effectiveness.
District Court, Bergin argued that the state medical board had violated his First Amendment rights when it ordered him to enroll in a substance abuse treatment program that followed the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous.
However, by the time I turned 11 years old, both of my parents were sobering up in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The author, who is a teacher, a licensed professional counselor and a columnist for the Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, focuses here on the spiritual experience in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), establishing spirituality as a core element of illness and recovery.
Far from offering 'spirituality lite' to its members, or encouraging self-indulgent navel gazing--as I sometimes see 12-Step programs caricatured in the media--I have found that AA fosters a solid and selfless spirituality," writes Sister Molly Monahan (a pseudonym) in Seeds of Grace: Reflections on the Spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous (Riverhead).
ALCOHOLICS Anonymous is reminding drinkers of the evils of booze - by advertising on bottle banks.
The last quarter of Lewin's article is about "Natalie, 17, a senior at a Brooklyn private school who attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
The inmate objected to the Nu Way Drug Treatment Program, which is operated by a private provider, and is modeled on the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.