Resistance to changing the gendered text of AA literature places an unfair burden on the many people who want to get sober but feel ostracized by the oppressive language. Alcoholic Anonymous has a language problem. Humans are complicated, and 12-step programs do not work for […]
It took a lot of time and a lot of effort, but things have truly turned around for Kim Richards. After many years of legal issues and struggles with sobriety, Kim has completed her Alcoholics Anonymous classes and now she is done with all of her community service requirements. Show More Summary
Chad Anderson believes he will be able to help people seek treatment because of the way he does NOT remain an anonymous alcoholic.
Last time I was battling addiction and this time I’m growing a human, but the intimacy, inexperience, wisdom – and the level of gore – are pretty much the same Medium pregnant with my first child and turning up nervously on a Tuesday...Show More Summary
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.
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
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.
(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.
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 […]
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...
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 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...
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
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
(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'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
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
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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It's modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous.