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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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Affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous after treatment: A study of its therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action.
The Alcoholics Anonymous Affiliation Scale: development, reliability, and norms for diverse treated and untreated populations.
Indeed, as this study demonstrates, central tenets of AA's 12-step recovery program, or conventional philosophical guides to members' practice, are sometimes transgressed and may manifest themselves in tension with theoretical/ideal Alcoholics Anonymous.
Participants used, or learned to use, the parlance typically found in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as well as customs such as not interrupting or correcting others.
Their ideas were eventually written in a book so thick and bulky that the original volume of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA World Services, 1939 was called "the Big Book," a title affectionately, and perhaps metaphorically, used by AA members ever since, even though after several revisions it is now a regular-sized book (Kurtz, 1979).
Considering the emphasis that is placed on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in alcohol and drug treatment units, and the success of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is appropriate for the counselor to be familiar with the Twelve Steps.
Through their efforts (Smith concentrated his in Akron, Wilson went national) and through the publication of Wilson's book, Alcoholics Anonymous, A.
The theme of this year's International Convention - "A Vision for You" - comes from the last chapter of the first 164 pages of the volume Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as the Big Book.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a world wide organization that is a social support group for people with a desire to quit alcohol.
If you would like help to help you reduce your alcohol intake, call the national Alcoholics Anonymous helpline on 0845 769 7555 or visit their web site at www.
When Ricky Inouye, a Buddhist, meth addict and ex-con in Hawaii, was arrested for trespassing and tested positive for drugs, his parole officer ordered him into a treatment program based on the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous.
ON THE SEVENTH DAY, SHE STAYED SOBER: Lindsay Lohan says she's been going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for a year but hasn't talked about it because ``it's no one's business.