Some options and alternatives to AA and 12 Step, in Alcohol and Addiction recovery.

Some options and alternatives to AA and 12 Step in Alcohol and Addiction recovery. I do actually feel sorry for anyone trying to establish a more modern type of Alcoholic or Addiction support group, these days, because the area has...

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Be careful of social media in Recovery

Be careful of social media in Recovery I saw a post ironically on Facebook from the St Judes people and followed the link which made interesting reading http://talent.adweek.com/gallery/17548227/Prep-Your-Social-Media-Profile(s)-for-the-Job-HuntI have had a few bad experiences with people being rather inconsiderate with my...

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Dangers of Self Help Groups

How to Protect Yourself against Bad Self-Help - Maia Szalavitz - Scientific America http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-protect-yourself-against-bad-self-help/I came across this article in Scientific America and thought some of you may find it interesting. I think there are good and bad sides to self-help programs...

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The future of Addiction – Stanton Peele

The future of Addiction - Stanton Peele I have long been a fan of Stanton Peele's writing and he has certainly helped me recover with his ideas which have often questioned old ideas that have become accepted parts of addiction...

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10 things rehab centers won’t tell you Charles Passy

10 things rehab centers won’t tell you Charles Passy I was told about this article by Kenneth Anderson's Facebook page and decided to have a look. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-rehab-centers-wont-tell-you-2014-05-16?pagenumber=1I have seen a lot of people go to rehab and many of them do not...

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Chicago Tribune piece about Smart recovery

Chicago Tribune piece about Smart Recovery. http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80446223/I have liked the look of and heard good things about Smart recovery in the last few years and have decided to try going to a few meetings and try out more of the...

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Good posts on other sites this week

Good posts on other sites this week I thought this post on the Fix was great http://www.thefix.com/content/why-i’m-more-sober-you  It is an over the top satire of a Big Book thumper, anti medication, full on "steptard" from AA.  They often boast how they...

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The Heart of Addiction – Lance Dodes

The Heart of Addiction - Lance Dodes I became aware of the work of Lance Dodes, after reading the excellent "The Sober Truth" which describes the rise of AA and importantly the way that the treatment industry, has grown out of...

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Lance Dodes interview on the Fix

Lance Dodes interview on the Fix about "The Sober Truth". I tend not to read The Fix too often these days as I feel it has lost its way a bit, with fairly lightweight articles, but thought this quite good....

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Moving on in Recovery. Is long-term AA membership a waste of time?

Moving on in Recovery. Is long-term AA membership a waste of time?  I think it is important to continually evolve when attempting to recover from addiction. It is easy to get stuck in a rut and do the same old...

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