Glad I have left AA and the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous behind!

Glad I have left AA and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous behind! I recently read the book "A.A.- How Alcoholics Anonymous Steals Your Soul: Indoctrinating America in 12 Easy Steps'' and reviewed it on the site. It took me...

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AA-How Alcoholics Anonymous Steals Your Soul

AA-How Alcoholics Anonymous Steals Your Soul Indoctrinating America in 12 Easy Steps Robert Warner   AA certainly divides opinion, which I suppose is why the one size fits all solution, which it claims will work for everyone, does not achieve great results. Most...

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Ain’t Drinkin’ Beer No More – Robben Ford

Ain't Drinkin' Beer No More - Robben Ford I love playing guitar, and was in the music business when I was younger. Some of my crazy behaviour was influenced by others that I hung around with back then. Anyway there...

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Gabrielle Glaser in Reader’s Digest talking about alternatives to AA

Gabrielle Glaser in Reader's Digest talking about alternatives to AA Here is a good piece by Gabrielle about different methods of recovery and how they are suitable for women in particular who may be put off by the 12 step...

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Story in the independent about alcohol

Story in the independent about alcohol I thought this was quite a good piece for a change for something in the British press about the alcohol problem the UK faces. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/owen-jones-the-drug-we-ignore-that-kills-thousands-9139239.htmlAlcohol is compared to other drugs, and many of the comments...

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Debate about addiction and the disease theory

Debate about addiction and the disease theory. I am really not a fan of the disease theory and I feel it is insulting to those who have a real disease such as cancer. Here is a link to a good...

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Running in recovery from alcoholism and addiction

Running and keeping fit in recovery from alcoholism, has helped me more that AA! Running has been a great help to me in the years I have been in recovery. I can see the changes in my body, feel much...

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Moderation for addiction and alcoholism

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After 75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous, It’s Time to Admit We Have a Problem

After 75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous, It’s Time to Admit We Have a Problem BY MAIA SZALAVITZ  in the Pacific Standard. http://www.psmag.com/navigation/books-and-culture/75-years-alcoholics-anonymous-time-admit-problem-74268/#.UvlY8xvu3WY.twitterAbove is a link to a great piece which questions how effective the 12 step recovery model used by AA is....

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Recover! Stop Thinking Like An Addict and Reclaim Your Life with the PERFECT Program – Stanton Peele

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