You take away the second word in Alcoholics Anonymous and what are you left with?
Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchill awoke his first morning and ordered "a tumbler of sherry in my room before breakfast,...Show More Summary
Leon Neyfakh addresses the question: [I]n Russia, despite the passionate efforts of its proponents, [Alcoholics Anonymous] has struggled for acceptance as a legitimate treatment method and has largely failed to catch on. Since 1987, when an Episcopal priest from New York convened some of Russia’s very first AA meetings, only about 400 groups have formed in the […]
The kind of alcoholic that is described in the book Alcoholics Anonymous seems to be a pretty rare thing. I don’t hear many people in meetings describe their use as black-out drinking from the first sip they ever took. Oh, they exist, to be sure, but they are relatively rare. With drug addiction it seems […]
Studies and testimonials have shown that 12-step mutual-help organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can play an important role in addiction recovery among young adults with substance use disorders (SUDs). Show More Summary
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can play an important role in addiction recovery. A new study examines the suitability of 12-step organizations for young adults with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders,...Show More Summary
Deric Lostutter, the 26-year-old Kentucky rapper who spearheaded Anonymous' campaign to bring attention to the Steubenville rape case, hasn't had an easy time since he was raided by the FBI and came out as the hacktivist KYAnonymous....Show More Summary
It’s not really news that Alcoholics’ Anonymous isn’t necessarily tailor-made for women with drinking problems, but a new study into the ways AA helps both sexes recover from addiction suggests that the organization isn’t quite as effective in treating female addiction as it is treating male addiction. Read more...
Cory Monteith had always been honest about his struggles with addiction: The Glee star gave many interviews discussing his dark past of drug use, and entered rehab in April… READ ON
I’m two weeks into my psychiatry clerkship, sitting quietly in the back of a crowded Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and watching a middle-aged man discuss his past struggles with alcoholism. He starts with his difficult childhood, describing his abusive father. When he was eleven years old, his parents divorced. Soon after, he resorted to alcohol as an escape [...]
If you don't want to be part of Alcoholics Anonymous because you don't want to give yourself to a "higher power," there are alternatives, but none in the city of Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada). That's why a group of people are trying to start the Kelowna Secular Sobriety Group: [Click headline for more…]
Quick as a flash, the Tea Party became the Alcoholics Anonymous of political donors, and it still is. That's what this IRS scandal is really all about: keeping political donors names a secret by using 501(c)(4) entities to make sure that the donations are written in invisible ink.
This color-coded map of Brooklyn shows much higher access to AA meetings in wealthier neighborhoods.
Alcoholics Anonymous in Cuba is the same as everywhere else. Only with more technicolor, enthusiasm and love than I've found anywhere else.
Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza Had No Drugs, Alcohol In System: Last week it was leaked by an anonymous official attached to the Sandy Hook investigation that Adam Lanza’s toxicology report did not turn up any illegal or prescription drugs in his system. As I’ve posted before usually charlatans and quacks come out after a [...]
Alcoholics are truly anonymous online.
In the late 1950s, Charles E. Dederich, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, developed his own recovery program called “Synanon.” At its center was “The Game”: The Game consisted of a dozen or so addicts sitting in a circle. One player would start talking about the appearance or behavior of another, picking out their defects and [...]
Miley Cyrus Sucks On A Fat BLUNT While Twerkin' At The Club! [CLICK HERE] Kristen Stewart’s Coachella Weekend Was Spoiled After Spotting Liberty Ross At Concert?! [CLICK HERE] Jason Segel Attending Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Following...Show More Summary
The latest research shows that even the taste of beer is sufficient to activate the brain‘s pleasure circuits. “It’s the first drink that gets you drunk,” Alcoholics Anonymous warns its members, reminding alcoholics that even a sip can set off cravings. Show More Summary
Apparently Alcoholics Anonymous isn't so anonymous after all. Jason Segel is so heartbroken over his breakup with Michelle Williams that he has allegedly turned to the bottle. Oh no!!! Fortunately though, the This Is The End star has supposedly recognized his growing dependency and has started to attend the 12 step meetings. It has been reported [...]