End to Abstinence

End to Abstinence. Here is a link to a great piece that I found on the "Financial Review" website.  http://www.afr.com/p/national/an_end_to_abstinence_V7cmexeD0uehMBEdmijlYOI am always really pleased when I see pieces such as this in mainstream publications or on websites. Many people have...

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Karla Brada Trial

Karla Brada Trial I was very pleased to receive this link from Monica who runs various websites such as https://stop13stepinaa.wordpress.com , www.LeavingAA.com , and is making a film about safety issues and other problems in AA and the 12 step world http://the13thstepfilm.com  . The...

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Stick with the winners.

Stick with the winners and avoid the losers! In alcoholism recovery groups like AA When there is a post on a site such as "the Fix" which offers a view on AA, either for or against, you will always get...

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New clip from the 13th step film

New clip from the 13th step filmThis came from Monica earlier and so I have put it on the site. We have met a couple of times and she is doing a great job, after trying to change AA...

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Here’s What I’ve Finally Concluded About 12-Step Programs

Here’s What I’ve Finally Concluded About 12-Step Programs I came across this piece by Maia Szalavitz who writes some great pieces about addiction. It is on http://www.substance.com which is a good resource for people wanting to look at different sides of the addiction world....

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Reflection on AA

Reflection on AA, the good and bad points of Alcoholics Anonymous People seem to love or hate AA, especially on online recovery forums such as http://www.thefix.com. You often see people from either side, trying to take over any discussion about...

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Depression, Addiction and AA

Depression, Addiction and AA Earlier this week, we all heard the terrible news that Robin Williams had died as a result of suicide. I was very shocked to see this news, as he had been pretty successful in his recovery...

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What is recovery

What is recovery? When are you recovered? Recovery means something different to many of us who have suffered from addiction or alcoholism. It often depends on if you are a 12 step group member, or if you have left, or...

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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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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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