Quicksand and Deprogramming book

QUICKSAND: THE DARKER SIDE OF 12-STEP PROGRAMS Here is a quick shout out about a new book which I am looking forward to reading in the near future. Here is a bit of info from the writer, but I will...

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Time for recovery methods to work together

Time for recovery methods to work together I find a lot of people become evangelical about their approach to recovery and often consider it the best way for everyone else to recover regardless of circumstance. People are obviously relieved to...

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Watching relapse in friends

Watching relapse in friends One of the worst thing in recovery is watching a friend or somebody you know relapse. It sadly happens from time to time over the years.I gave up drink and drugs a few years ago and...

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Internet Addiction and Trolling by those recovering from substance addiction problems.

Internet Addiction and Trolling by those recovering from substance addiction problems. This is an old post but I can see that many people are reading it via a link from women for sobriety at the moment. I hope you do not...

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http://www.orange-papers.org/forum/ points at AA on 75th anniversary of the Big Book.

http://www.orange-papers.org/forum/ Anti AA site points at AA on 75th anniversary of the Big Book. This is an out of date post as the Orange Papers site does not seem to exist anty more. It therefore contains some dead links. I...

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Criticism of AA is nothing new

Criticism of AA or Alcoholics Anonymous is nothing new! AA ignores the doctor's opinion! I recently read "The Sober Truth" which is an excellent book by Lance Dodes. It questions the methods used by Alcoholics anonymous such as the steps, and shows...

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Have you been 13th Stepped?

Have you been 13th Stepped? This is a re post from Leaving AA site http://leavingaa.com/have-you-been-13th-stepped/I’m a producer for CBS NEWS. We’re working on a story that focuses on safety issues coming out of contacts made at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. If you...

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Is AA simply faith healing with a higher power?

Is AA simply faith healing with a higher power? Would you treat Cancer with a "higher power". The 12 steps of AA do not always "work if you work it", although that is what is often claimed by faithful members...

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Problem drinking: Moderation or abstinence?

Problem drinking: Moderation or abstinence? I found this piece in the Vancouver Sun which interested me. Dr Michael Pond talks about the different stages of problem drinking at matching people to a solution which will help them most. I think...

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