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Is AA Broken?

Alcoholics Anonymous once boasted a success rate of between 50-75%. Not anymore. The post Is AA Broken? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Recovering From Addiction Is Hard - This App Hopes to Help

Photo via SoberGrid.com Jason Thomas is sober. As a part of his recovery, the 36-year-old from Royal Oak, MI, has been searching for ways to help continue his sobriety by looking beyond programs like Alcoholics Anonymous. At the recommendation of a friend, he turned to the internet for help. Show More Summary

Enhancing Efforts of Those in Addiction Recovery, in U.S. and Abroad, to Help Themselves

As we’ve seen with Alcoholics Anonymous and other similar initiatives, individuals in recovery from substance abuse can be extremely effective in helping current users fight addiction.

Incorporating 12-step program elements improves youth substance-use disorder treatment

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A treatment program for adolescents with substance-use disorder that incorporates the practices and philosophy of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous produced even better results than the current state-of-the art treatment approach in a nine-month, randomized trial.

Profile In Lawyer Recovery: AA And Beyond

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Nicholas is a second-year associate in New York City whose recovery path started with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), but has taken him in a different direction in long-term recovery. He says… My drinking and drug use ramped up when I started law school. By the second year, I blacked out every night, and mostly always alone […]

In Texas, People With Mental Illness Find Work Helping Peers

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Recovery coaches and peer mentors — known in Alcoholics Anonymous as “sponsors” — have for decades helped those addicted to alcohol or drugs. Now, peer support for people with serious mental illness i...

Hold Your Head High, Princess Leia. You Are So Much More Than An Autopsy Report.

Addiction is a chronic disease. That’s what the Alcoholics Anonymous book says. It’s common knowledge in the recovery community that nobody is perfect. Relapse doesn’t make someone a saint or a sinner, but rather affirms the vulnerability that is part of addiction. Show More Summary

I told myself I was going to AA meetings to meet guys

I wasn’t exactly trolling for men when I attended my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, but I’d heard on good authority that a particular 12-step meeting near my home in Venice was the place to meet people on the Westside. Before you judge me: At the time I was trying on what it was like to be...

How Alcoholics Anonymous Psychologically Abuses the Marginalized

In some ways, AA helped me. But as an afrolatin trans woman, it also hurt me. “My name is Princess and I’m an alcoholic!” “Hi, Princess!” This ritualistic greeting used to be welcome. Now, it’s little more than a reminder of the worlds I became imprisoned in?—?the dual worlds of addiction and recovery. Show More Summary

Brad Pitt Dropping $4.5K A DAY To Stay Sober

Scrawny Brad Pitt is spending a fortune on staying sober — and he’s told pals the investment has saved his life! Radar was first to reveal Brad was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and has since discovered he’s hired a personal chef and dietitian straight out of rehab. “Brad’s sober chef has worked out a meal plan with Read More

Alcoholics Anonymous sues to recover original manuscript

4 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - The original manuscript that became the basis for Alcoholics Anonymous is the subject of a new lawsuit by the organization, which wants to reclaim it before it can be auctioned next month.

Mark Zuckerberg wants to make Facebook more like the Peace Corps and Alcoholics Anonymous (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg's whirlwind tour of the US has the Facebook CEO thinking about the future of his nearly 2-billion-user social network. And that future looks like a mix of The Peace Corps and Alcoholics Anonymous. Zuckerberg touched on...Show More Summary

I’m Brad & I’m An Alcoholic! Pitt Joins AA

Brad Pitt is so dedicated to his new sobriety that he’s been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, RadarOnline.com can reveal. In what could be a last-ditch effort to win back estranged… READ ON

Podcasters Are Bringing Alcoholics Anonymous Into The Digital Age

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

While there's no such thing as an "official" podcast for any 12-step program, "plug 'AA' or 'Alcoholics Anonymous' or 'Recovery' into your iTunes search and you'll find the options are abundant and growing." Emanuel Cavallaro meets several of the people making and distributing these podcasts.

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Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm. - Alcoholics Anonymous

Chris Cooley: I regret linking Scot McCloughan with alcohol

The strange saga of Scot McCloughan’s exit from Washington began with Chris Cooley speculating about McCloughan drinking and ended with the team firing McCloughan as its G.M. while anonymous sources told reporters that alcohol was, indeed, a factor in McCloughan’s firing. Now Cooley says he’s sorry he ever brought it up. Cooley, a former Washington…

Chris Cooley Denies Being Dan Snyder's Mouthpiece, Apologizes To Scot McCloughan

7 months agoSports : Deadspin

The dust is still settling in Virginia the day after Skins general manager Scot McCloughan was fired by the team, then burned on his way out the door by anonymous officials who claimed he was having problems with alcohol. Former Washington tight end and current ESPN 980 radio host Chris Cooley was the first person to… Read more...

SGR Ep123 - Michael Graubart

Todays guests is Michael Graubart and he’s got a great story to share and a new book out called Sober Dad: The Manual for Perfect Imperfect Parenting. Michael is a long-time sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous, has been a member of Al-Anon for decades, and attends Overeaters Anonymous meetings as well. Show More Summary

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