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 [...]
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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 [...]
How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segal has checked himself into alcoholics anonymous in a desperate bid to win his battle with booze in the wake of his heartbreaking… READ ON
A day after a Romenesko reader noted that Roger Ebert was an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor for reporters, A.A. sent this message to journalists on its email list: April 2013 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS A NOTE OF THANKS – A REQUEST FOR CONTINUED COOPERATION From time to time we write our public media friends to thank them for … Read More
His drinking has caused numerous problems for us in our 11 years of marriage. All of which are swept under the rug, and, for me, stored up as resentment towards this, otherwise, pretty awesome guy. I used to think that I would NEVER get a divorce. Show More Summary
Continuing the previous discussion: One reader feels that atheism and Alcoholics Anonymous are incompatible... but there may still be a way to merge the two worlds:
To add to the current thread: Frank B. writes at the Rationalist Association that even the godless can be saved:
As I alluded to yesterday, half of Alcoholics Anonymous' famous Twelve Steps (PDF) include mentions of how you must look to a higher power in order to overcome your addiction. One of the problems with that, especially in the past several...Show More Summary
We already know Alcoholics Anonymous is notorious for pushing the idea of God in their Twelve Step program (though there are secular alternatives to AA). But they're not the only ones. Will at Godless Teens is a freshman at a publicShow More Summary
Michael Shepard, the owner of a Seattle nonprofit club, is accused of selling oxycodone before and after AA meetings
The owner of a south Seattle club known for hosting Alcoholics Anonymous meetings was arrested last night for allegedly selling oxycodone before and after support group meetings for addicts and alcoholics, according to a press release sent by U.S. Show More Summary
I attended my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) seven months into getting my MBA at Presidio Graduate School—a program dedicated to sustainability. The irony wasn’t lost on me. After several years of using alcohol to calm high-achiever anxieties, I reached a breaking point; when I realized that my drinking was—go figure—unsustainable. Show More Summary
From Steven Petrow's Civil Behavior column in the New York Times comes this question: Dear Civil Behavior: I recently joined a gay Alcoholics Anonymous meeting after many years denying I had a drinking problem. Now I have a new problem: My birthday is coming up, and every year I throw myself a party to celebrate. Show More Summary
I grew up in a physically abusive home. Fueled by alcohol, my father's outbursts could be triggered by a bad day at work, my not picking up my things, my not picking them up properly, or, as was usually the case, absolutely nothing at all. Show More Summary
“Prison Break” actor Lane Garrison was ordered to undergo 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery for hitting his ex-girlfriend.
I once had a friend who gave her dog a shot of alcohol once. She posted it on Facebook and was pelted with angry comments about irresponsible pet ownership and
A Massachusetts man faces a drunken driving charge after driving onto the lawn of a Veront home once owned by Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Donald Blood III, 55, of Marlborough, Mass., thought he was driving into a parking lot, but actually it was the lawn of the Wilson House, built in 1852 in Dorset, the birthplace of AA co-founder Bill Wilson.