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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The13th Step film in London – Monica Richardson

I am pleased that Monica Richardson who has produced the 13th Step Film, which shows problems in the 12 step AA world has been in contact to say that she is showing her film in Cannes at the huge international...

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What I found helpful in AA / Alcoholics Anonymous

My time in AA or Alcoholics Anonymous. I have been fairly critical of the 12 step "Alcoholics Anonymous or AA" approach in places on this site, to explain why I moved on from it, but have also given AA credit for being useful...

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Merry Christmas to everyone in recovery from Recoveringfromrecovery.com

I just thought I would wish everybody who drops by here and who subscribes to my blog, a merry Christmas, and I hope you have a great 2015. It is a couple of days before Christmas, but I can't imagine...

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End to Abstinence

End to Abstinence. Here is a link to a great piece that I found on the "Financial Review" website.  http://www.afr.com/p/national/an_end_to_abstinence_V7cmexeD0uehMBEdmijlYOI am always really pleased when I see pieces such as this in mainstream publications or on websites. Many people have...

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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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What is recovery

What is recovery? When are you recovered? Recovery means something different to many of us who have suffered from addiction or alcoholism. It often depends on if you are a 12 step group member, or if you have left, or...

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Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction

Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction Dr Lance Dodes I have read many books about addiction over the past eight years, to educate myself in way to prevent my old behaviour coming back. This has to be one of...

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The Heart of Addiction – Lance Dodes

The Heart of Addiction - Lance Dodes I became aware of the work of Lance Dodes, after reading the excellent "The Sober Truth" which describes the rise of AA and importantly the way that the treatment industry, has grown out of...

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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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