VA (Vampires Anonymous)
A support group which is a cross between the AA and the PTA. The group is made up of victims of vampire attacks (the Hunted). Friends and families are also welcome during open meetings.
The VA has been in existence for 5 years and is the brainchild of Joe Allen, a camp counselor turned vampire activist. The group meets on a regular basis (Wednesday nights at 11pm) in different locations each time to keep one step ahead of the vampires. They keep in contact with each other through websites and email. They also have a 1-800 number they can call in case of emergencies, which will page other members of the group including the Slayers.
In addition to special events (such as fund raisers, walkathons, social mixers), the VA provides discount garlic pills to members, club pins and a bumper sticker that reads "Don't Suck" - all for the low membership rate of $85 a year. Club members refer to themselves as vampires even though they have not been fully turned. This is similar to the AA where people who no longer drink alcohol but still refer to themselves as alcoholics, or a church that refers to its congregation as "sinners."
Much like the AA, the VA has a 12 step program to help members cope with blood addiction, their attack, and general condition.
We admitted we were powerless over blood - that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others like us and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
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