With rising numbers of alcoholics and substance abuse, resources for recovery have become more important than ever. In fact, it seems that one popular social media site is even playing a role in helping people overcome their addiction. It seems a certain subreddit on Reddit has become a sort of recovery group. Recovery.org analyzed the […]
Many doctors, even those who specialize in addiction treatment, do not have a good understanding of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its benefits for people struggling to give up drinking, says Marc Galanter, M.D., Founding Director ofShow More Summary
The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are so dominant in addiction recovery culture that it can be easy to forget there are other ways to get sober. If AA or NA works for you, that’s wonderful. If not, there are plenty of alternative tools and methods you could try. 1. Moderation Management Moderation Management is...
No, not that c-word! To be clear, we’re talking about the word cult here. If you’re familiar with the world of addiction recovery, then you’re no doubt acquainted with Alcoholics Anonymous—or AA as it is more commonly known. And if you’ve had more than two or three AA-related conversations, it’s highly likely that someone compared...
The first step in the program is admitting there's a problem.
Alcoholics Anonymous’ religious undertone is under fire in Canada, where an atheist lodged a human rights complaint and secular groups have been delisted The Almighty plays a central part in the hallowed 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Show More Summary
Last year, Lawrence Knight took Alcoholics Anonymous to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to take a stand against how non-believers have traditionally been treated in AA.
It’s your journey to sober living. If it’s AA, that’s great. If it’s another path, get on it. Recovery awaits.
Byron Wood, a nurse from Vancouver, was going through a rough time in his life a few years ago. After suffering the aftermath of a mix of alcohol and drugs, he went to a local clinic, where a doctor committed him to a hospital. WoodShow More Summary
Lot of bannngs coming. You can only be warned so many fucking times. Join Alcoholics Anonymous, assholes. No one else wants to see your drunken, irrational anger and girlish sniping day after day after fucking day. Get clean and get...
Anonymous Alcoholics by tomburns When the shadowy organization known as Anonymous started wearing those Guy Fawkes masks most people found the look equal parts scary and silly, but when the upscale fellows who frequent Tanner's Tavern saw the look they instantly fell in love. Show More Summary
A North Carolina church is offering a program called "Racists Anonymous" that helps people overcome racist tendencies by using a 12-step program similar to how "Alcoholics Anonymous" treats those working to overcome substance abuse.
There’s Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous…and then there’s Racists Anonymous. According to WCNC, a Concord, N.C. church has been holding Racists Anonymous meetings on a weekly basis for the past month and it’s been picking up new members. “What Jesus said is, ‘come see,'” Reverend Nathan King of the Trinity United Church of Christ told the […]
The Michigan Radio show Stateside aired a terrific segment on alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for those who don't subscribe to their religious Twelve Steps.
Is Paris Jackson headed down a dark path again? The troubled, 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson proudly claimed to be a member of Alcoholics Anonymous earlier this year. She seemed to be on the right track, but are new photosShow More Summary
Kelsey Grammer is speaking out and revealing that a lot has changed for the actor over the last few years. At one time, Kelsey was an alcoholic and going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He was staying sober and taking care of himself. Show More Summary
Kelsey Grammer, who was once sentenced to jail time for drunk driving and cocaine possession, has quit Alcoholics Anonymous, and now drinks every day. In an interview with The Times… READ ON
Paris Jackson, the daughter to the late pop icon Michael Jackson, has been open about her struggles as of late. Earlier this year, Paris revealed that she has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and her mother admitted to the teen’s attempt to commit suicide. Show More Summary
A decade ago, most college students with substance abuse problems had little help besides student health services and local Alcoholics Anonymous chapters. That’s changing. Today, roughly 150 colleges and universities in 49 states offer recovery programs, providing students with counseling, community and activities on campus. Show More Summary
Showtime’s historical drama about the duo who pioneered research into human sexual responses has a pair of new faces for Season 4 arcs. Niecy Nash will play an Alcoholics Anonymous veteran and Betty Gilpin is joining the practice ofShow More Summary