Leaving AA

Post that mention leaving AA or Alcoholics Anonymous.

New Blog Critical of AA

Here is a new blog critical of AA by another person who has left. https://ileftaa.blogspot.com/It was a difficult decision for me to leave AA, even though I was questioning what was going on in meetings and its effectiveness. Other people...

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Rational Email

It is always good to get an email from somebody who has found the site helpful. I got permission from Tim who wrote this to put this on the site. I also used some of the ideas from Rational...

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Monica Richardson- The 13th Step Film

The 13th step Film - Monica Richardson Today I met up again with Monica Richardson who has made The 13th Step film, which is a documentary about issues in AA. it is well worth watching and if you are in...

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Recovery Meetings

This piece on Recovery Meetings was written by Jay.  I think this a really good, balanced piece, which talks about the good and not so good side of attending recovery meetings. He also looks at the idea of moving on from...

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Left For DeAAd.

Mindfulness Meditation in Recovery It is always great when people get in touch having read the site and identify with some of the things on it. It is even better when they want to write a piece for you! This...

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Lifton’s Eight Criteria of Thought Reform and AA.

Does AA use thought control and fit the Lifton’s Eight Criteria of Thought Reform. On the latest podcast that I have done with Jon Stewart who blogs at https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com we discuss the idea of thought control or thought reform, being...

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Podcast on Observer piece comments.

This week we have decided to reflect on the piece in the Observer about Jon Stewart. The piece got over 650 comments and was one of the most popular pieces of the week in the paper. It is quite...

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AA Saved my Life – now I’ve lost my faith

AA piece in the Observer The piece is now online http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/29/alcoholics-anonymous-saved-my-life-but-i-lost-my-faithRegular readers of the site will know that I have a lot of time for the site https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com and that I have done a few podcasts with Jon who writes it, over the past...

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How I came to leave AA

How I came to leave AA! I decided to leave AA after about 18 months of attendance. I had remained alcohol free or sober as AA members refer to abstinence in meetings throughout this time. It was not a decision...

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Addiction.com

I am very pleased to announce that I have been asked to write some pieces for addiction.com which is a great new site which deals with all aspects of addiction and recovery. There will be a mixture of people...

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