Naya Rivera is pregnant with her first child with husband Ryan Dorsey. This isn't based on anonymous sources or mysteriously flowy tops or a suspicious abstinence from alcohol at a party. This news came straight from the horse's mouth. Show More Summary
Volunteerism • Feature Articles • By Martin Gorfinkel (with Jan Masaoka) • August 7, 2009 • Email Print This article about Alcoholics Anonymous is not about how they help alcoholics, but reviews their unusual management and organizational practices, which fly in the face of much conventional wisdom about what good nonprofit management looks like. Show More Summary
Alcoholics Anonymous is a religious organization -- several of its famous Twelve Steps reference God (though a Higher Power is an acceptable alternative). One of the rules about forming AA groups is that you just need two people who have a desire to stop drinking and boom... Show More Summary
The past few months have been bumpy for tech pundit Robert Scoble. They have included a confession about being sexually abused as a teenager; a diagnosis of cancer; a decision to go to Alcoholics Anonymous; a new best friend who hadShow More Summary
Ernie Kurtz—a friend to The Fix, and the author of Not God-A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, died unexpectedly last week. The Fix remembers Dr. Kurtz and his achievements.
Alcoholics Anonymous is steeped in male dominance.
According to Juliet Abram and other victims, Alcoholics Anonymous is a narcissistic, bullying, sexist organization--and has been since the days of Bill W. And she has the scars to prove it.
Drs. Lakshman Rao Chervu and Shanta Chervu Paul Cox Trials: 1994 – A Confidantes Testify Against Cox Alcoholics Anonymous Member Paul Cox Brutally Murdered Couple He Thought Where His Parents In 1994 A Family Must Deal With the Murders of the Couple Who Shaped Their Lives Killings of Larchmont Doctors Described at Trial Carpenter Guilty […]
The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most influential texts for AA literature. Who was Fox, and how did this book become the basis for the Big Book?
A man Britney Spears dated during her darkest days has been fatally shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Mirror reports. Spears met John Sundahl at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in 2007, and he was credited with helping her overcome her drinking problems—he was in her life during...
The brand new BACtrack (makers of the Vio Smartphone Keychain Breathalyzer we covered in this article) alcohol consumption report is out. It was collected anonymously from users of the company’s smartphone breathalyzers and includes almost 300,000 unique pieces of hard … More » The post The Most Interesting Things About Our Drinking Habits appeared first on EveryJoe.
We’ve all got at least one Facebook friend who just can’t stand Alcoholics Anonymous and needs to let the world know it every chance that they get. I usually politely ignore them. But the latest anti-AA screed to show up in my newsfeed was too irritating to ignore. First off, let me start by saying [...]
No. But that isn't stopping AA critics from seizing on a tragedy to state their case.
Internal AA documents show that when questioned about the sexual abuse of young women by other members, the organization’s leadership decided in 2009 that it could not do anything to screen potential members....
In his first interview since he was banned from Cannes for his outrageous Hitler jokes, the Nymphomaniac director Lars von Trier told the Danish paper Politiken that he has been attending Alcoholic Anonymous meetings every day and will be 90 days sober as of this Sunday. He worries, though, that... More »
Karla Mendez Brada, struggling with addiction, sought help in an Alcoholics Anonymous program in California. She never could have imagined that through that recovery process she would fall in love with the man who would kill her.
In Keithville, Louisiana, a church has banned an Alcoholics Anonymous group from meeting on its premises for fear that they’ll later be forced to hold same-sex weddings. Last month, Pastor David Venable of Westwood Baptist Church (not to be confused with the Westboro Baptist Church) sent a letter to the leaders of the AA group, letting [Read More...]
I Am Not Anonymous hopes to raise awareness of drug and alcohol addiction and treatment.
A Louisiana church barred a local Alcoholics Anonymous group from using its sanctuary for meetings in fear of possibly being forced to perform same-sex marriages by the state.
“As I am sure you are aware, God’s church, his written word, and its values and principles have come under a constant and aggressive attack from the homosexual and lesbian community,” the letter read. The post Fearing Same-Sex Marriage, Louisiana Church Kicks Out Alcoholics Anonymous Group appeared first on ThinkProgress.