Jay

Jay Jay has very kindly written this piece for the site about his experiences in recovery. Many of his experiences are similar to mine and I hope we soon have a chance to do a podcast on the subject. I...

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Left For DeAAd.

Mindfulness Meditation in Recovery It is always great when people get in touch having read the site and identify with some of the things on it. It is even better when they want to write a piece for you! This...

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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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General Chat

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Mindfulness and self help

Mindfulness and Self Help as well as recovery from Alcohol and Addiction I was prompted to write this after reading a couple of articles in the Guardian,that criticised aspects of the way mindfulness is practiced and taught. Although I am...

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Good posts on other sites this week

Good posts on other sites this week I thought this post on the Fix was great http://www.thefix.com/content/why-i’m-more-sober-you  It is an over the top satire of a Big Book thumper, anti medication, full on "steptard" from AA.  They often boast how they...

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Meditation

I thought I would mention mindfulness again and how I find it works with recovery. I started doing it a few years ago, when my partner was introduced to it as part of a pain management course. I was...

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The mindfulness workbook for addiction

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Guilt after Leaving Alcoholics Anonymous

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Getting better

One of the best things that has happened in my time in recovery is having the time to try out new things. I used to waste so much time drinking, drugging and recovering afterwards, that it seriously limited what...

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