Web stories about Addiction

This is a section where I will collect news and other stories from around the web. It is separate from my main blog

Why We’re Losing the War on Addiction – Stanton Peele

Here is a link to the latest piece by Stanton Peele for the online journal called the influence which I am sure will interest many of you. http://theinfluence.org/why-were-losing-the-war-on-addiction/I like the way that Stanton continues to challenge the way many people...

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Videos on Alcoholism recovery worth watching

I'm An Alcoholic: My Name Is... Here are a couple of things that I have watched this week. The first was on Channel 5 in the Uk and was called  I'm An Alcoholic: My Name Is….  You can watch the...

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Medical solution in the Telegraph

Here is a  link to a piece in the Telegraph today, which talks about new ways to beat alcoholism including the use of Nalmefene. I am glad to see that the mainstream press are starting to publish more pieces...

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13 stepping in AA mentioned by The Guardian

13 stepping in AA mentioned by The Guardian Newspaper. It is always good to see some progressive piece written about the reality of recovering from addiction and alcoholism in the press. People are realising there is more to recovery than...

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Jon Sleeper and Monica Richardson

Here is a quick post to mention that Jon Sleeper who often comments here and has his own blog about why he left AA, after being a staunch 12 step stalwart after over a decade of membership, will be...

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Amy Winehouse Film

Here is a quick post linking to my piece on www.addiction.com about the new film by Asif Kapadia about the life of Amy Winehouse. http://www.addiction.com/expert-blogs/amy-winehouse-documentary-opens/ . I went to a special screening of the film in London where the director Asif Kapadia, the producer...

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New post on 13th step film

Just a quick mention that I have a post about Monica Richardson and her 13th Step film which highlights issues on safety in AA and other 12 step groups on the magazine site www.addiction.com  You can find my post...

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Addiction.com – Sinclair method

This is just a quick post to mention that I have another post on www.addiction.com which is about Dr David Sinclair who did the research that led to the Sinclair Method using  Naltrexone. Here is a direct link  http://www.addiction.com/expert-blogs/why-isnt-the-sinclair-method-used-more-often/...

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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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The Atlantic The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Atlantic Piece Here is a link to piece by Gabrielle Glaser in the Atlantic called "The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous" http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/03/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/ I feel it is a generally good piece that highlights the fact that the 12 step method first used in AA,...

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