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Panama City, Florida
is by no means, a disease experienced solely by the male
gender. Women share many of the same afflictions and problems
which men experience. Little in the past had been done with
women in mind.
it was in April, 1984, that a woman alcoholic named Juanita
S., decided it was time to do something for her female alcoholic
friends. A building was located at 3407 North East Ave.,
Panama City, Florida, and became the first "halfway
house" in the Panama City area. Since this new activity
of C.A.R.E. was not to be considered an AA group per se,
it was named an A.W.A.R.E. Meeting.
open A.W.A.R.E. meetings were held each Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
at this location. these meetings continued until early 1987
when, due to conflict with the male population, all meetings
became closed meetings for women only. This approach has
proven very effective since women are much more willing
to discuss their own private problems with other women.
closed A.W.A.R.E. meetings are held every Sunday evening
at 7:00p.m.at 3407 North East Ave., Panama City, Fl. These
meetings are for women only.
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