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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Why has AA grown in the UK?

I was asked why I thought AA had grown so much in the UK yesterday, when I was talking to the author Gabrielle Glaser. This threw me a bit as I had just accepted it being there as I have...

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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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Another sad suicide due to Alcoholism, and crazy conclusions on web forums. Audrey Conn (Audrey Kishline)

I am always sad to read about somebody taking their own life after a battle with alcoholism. Many alcoholics battle with inner demons, and the suicide rate for those with alcoholism is high, especially for those who used drink...

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Two good pieces from the British press about alcohol issues

New Scientist As usual at the start of a new year there are many looking to change their lives and make a fresh start, dumping those life style choices, that cause problems or harm and attempt to move on. The...

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CBS 48 Karla Brada AA Full length

Here is the full length version of the CBS 48 documentary about Karla Brada and safety issues in AA. It features Monica Richardson, and Gabrielle Glaser, who both want to make AA a safer environment.Here is a direct link....

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CBS 48 Karla Brada

CBS 48 has been taking an interest in the Karla Brada case recently, which resulted in the conviction of Eric Allen Earle with a 26 year prison term for murdering Karla. They met in AA, where Eric had been sent...

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Women drunk drivers

Women drunk drivers - a mention for the Soberistas site. Here is a link to a good piece about the rise of female drunk drivers in th UK, which seems to be on the rise. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/09/the-rise-of-women-drink-drivers it is from the quality UK...

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A Different Path to Fighting Addiction

A Different Path to Fighting Addiction- New York Times - Gabrielle GlaserI just saw this great piece that takes a realistic view of treating binge drinking in young people by using evidence based methods rather than the old 12...

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Gabrielle Glaser in Reader’s Digest talking about alternatives to AA

Gabrielle Glaser in Reader's Digest talking about alternatives to AA Here is a good piece by Gabrielle about different methods of recovery and how they are suitable for women in particular who may be put off by the 12 step...

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