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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Podcast about Changing Attitudes To Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is by far the largest support group for alcoholics in the world and most people who need help to beat alcoholism do attend it at least for a while. AA and the 12 step world has a...

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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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How I came to leave Alcoholics Anonymous – AA!

I recently wrote a piece that acknowledged the things in AA that helped me, which seemed to go down well, at least with the rational people that read this site! It listed some of the reasons a recovery community...

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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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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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New General Chat Section

General ChatI have decided to put a general chat thread on the site, as it has been going for 10 months now and there are a number of people coming here, who do not seem to go on other...

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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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Moving on in Recovery. Is long-term AA membership a waste of time?

Moving on in Recovery. Is long-term AA membership a waste of time?  I think it is important to continually evolve when attempting to recover from addiction. It is easy to get stuck in a rut and do the same old...

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Bain Capital’s grip on addiction–The profit behind 12-step treatment

Bain Capital's grip on addiction--The profit behind 12-step treatment By Jamie WendlandI just came across this article and agree with a lot that is being said. People often spend a lot of money going to 12 step rehabs expecting real treatment...

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