Unhelpful AA sponsors

I try not to be critical of other people's recovery solutions. I feel is a private matter for the individual to decide which solution is best for them. I have been critical of those who call themselves anti-AA. I...

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Rehab Doc and Jon

Rehab: Lives Addicted Here is a quick post about a couple of interesting things in the last week you may have missed. I watched a fairly good documentary on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p053f013/rehab-lives-addicted called Rehab: Lives Addicted. It showed the state of treatment in...

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Death of a drinker.

Death of an old friend. It is always sad when somebody passes away but even more so when it is relatively early in life. It is a real shame when addiction is behind death, as it is something that can...

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The Thinking Atheist 12 Step Episode:

Here is a quick post to link to an excellent podcast about recovery. It is by The Thinking Atheist  and the topic is 12 Step Recovery. Many who go to AA etc, are put off by the religious side of...

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Destructive Cult?

Jon who often does podcasts with me and has his own blog https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com which is really worth reading has done this podcast with Chris Shelton about the cult side of AA. This is what he says about it. I did a podcast with...

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Anti AA forums and blogs.

Old Post about Anti AA sites Back when I started this blog in 2013, I wrote a post about the Anti AA world https://www.recoveringfromrecovery.com/anti-aa-sites/  which generally gets about 20 views a day, despite being quite old. I suppose this is...

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Key Players in AA history

Just before Christmas, Jon did a great podcast for this site with Bob K about AA history and the issues that atheists have in 12 step fellowships. I thought it was really good and decided to read Bob's book on...

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Larry Coryell RIP

Larry Coryell Passed Away I was very sad to find out that Larry Coryell had passed away on Sunday. He was one of my favourite guitarists and I had got to know him a bit over the years. He was...

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