Figure 2 shows what the symbol for Alcoholics Anonymous looks like and the components of it. Because of the fact that I have a personal connection to Alcoholics Anonymous and the members of it, I had no negative perceptions or preconceptions. If anything I would say I’m biased in favor of AA because of what it has done to change my family. My personal perceptions of it are nothing but positive because I know it is an accepting community that improves people and helps them with this terrible disease that some people unfortunately are afflicted with. I had some preconceptions that were mainly about the aesthetics of the meeting, what it looked like inside, the people inside, etc. Mainly due to things I’ve seen in popular culture like TV and Movies about AA meetings. Nothing really changed my perception rather it only reinforced it. The more research I did and the more interviews I conducted I found myself respecting AA more than I thought I ever could. One of the most valuable pieces of research I found can be accessed here, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1360-0443.1989.tb00607.x/abstract.