Guitars Save Lives

Guitars Save Lives The brilliant New Note Orchestra are appearing at Komedia, Brighton, Sunday 30th September alongside the legendary Herbie Flowers and the awesome The Sweet & Lowdown as special guests. Dr Jon Stewart from Sleeper will be joining them,...

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Alcohol Companion, by Phil Cain

Alcohol Companion, by Phil Cain Sometimes it’s difficult to cut through the hard feelings and strongly held views around alcohol and alcoholism. Phil Cain is a science journalist who was born in Manchester, a city with a strong tradition of...

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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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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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Stopping drinking in 2017 podcast

Giving up Alcohol in 2017 Happy new year 2017 to anyone reading this today, but especially those who have found this page as they want help stopping drinking. This podcast is with Jon, who has many years of sobriety and...

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Atheism in Alcoholics Anonymous, with Bob K.

Bob K lives in Ontario, Canada, and has been sober in AA for 25 years.  He is a well-known AA historian and published author.  His book "Key Players in AA History" is a revealing account of the true stories...

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“Bob K. on AA’s Past, Present and Future”

I was sent this link by Jon https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com who has done many podcasts with me over the past year or so. He listened to this podcast at AABeyondbelief.com which he recommended to me. I found it very interesting and will read the...

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Jon Stewart AA and recovery talk

 

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Inside Alcoholics Anonymous: Can a Non-Existent God Really Cure Alcoholism? with Jon Stewart

I have often mentioned the talks that my friend Jon Stewart does about the effectiveness of AA, and why Alcoholics Anonymous seems to help some people, but probably not for the reasons that many in AA will claim. Jon was...

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