There was a guy, a guy we'll keep anonymous (this case does involve Alcoholics Anonymous, after all) who was an insider at the Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corporation ("PHLY"). In mid-2008, he had a few relapses, and when he returned to AA, his long-time AA confidant, Timothy McGee, asked about the......
Working hard to stay on the wagon, Shia LaBeouf attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Los Angeles on Monday morning (August 25). The “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” star was hard to miss in a bright red t-shirt with black...Show More Summary
Do 12 step programs cause depression and suicide or cure it? The jury is still out on this question. read more
By Michael Lee Stallard and Colton Perry As seen on Fox Business. Change is hard. It requires energy and effort. Some people relish change; most resist, consciously or unconsciously. For them change is uncomfortable at best, painful at worst. CEOs who want to effect major change have their work cut out for them. It might [...]Show More Summary
FX has issued a second season to The Strain, its drama about how dealing with government bureaucracies, divorce and custody issues, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, putting your parents in a nursing home, making ends meet as an ex-conShow More Summary
HOLLYWOOD (CAP) - Buoyed by their ability to submit ballots anonymously, American teenagers have overwhelmingly chosen Underage Drinking, Risky Sexual Behavior and Peer Humiliation as their favorite things in the 2014 Online Teen Choice Awards. Show More Summary
Apparently what goes on at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting only stays anonymous while the attendee in question is still alive. Eddie Baca, screenwriter and founder of New York's 46th Street Club House, tells Page Six the Robin Williams attended AA meetings at the Club House a few times a week...
During CBS This Morning's coverage of Robin Williams' suicide Tuesday, the network aired a short interview with a San Francisco news photographer who said he attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings with the actor just weeks before his death.
Hopefully, anyone struggling with an addiction problem will give something that could help them a shot at least six times (apparently, that’s the magic number) before they make up their minds.
A Fremont, Nebraska man says his religious rights are being violated by being forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings because of the religious nature of their message. Marvin Sundquist, 43, of Fremont, was issued a probationary massage therapist license in late 2012 based on Sundquist’s history of drunken driving and other minor convictions. One of [...]
A growing wing of addiction treatment rejects the Alcoholics Anonymous model of strict abstinence as the sole form of recovery for alcohol and drug users.
He's still roaming free! Shia LaBeouf has not checked himself into rehab, despite earlier reports… But he HAS started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in LA! It was speculated the Transformers actor admitted himself into a treatment facility late yesterday afternoon — but when the news broke, he was actually spotted out in El Lay, and again today, stopping [...]
Shia LaBeouf showed strong signs today he's getting help for some kind of substance abuse issue in the wake of his string of bizarre meltdowns.Shia was in the L.A. area... clutching an Alcoholics Anonymous book.We don't know if Shia is just…
Shia LaBeouf was spotted holding a Alcoholics Anonymous book and both X17 Online and Radar Online is claiming he’s headed for rehab following last week’s arrest at a performance of “Cabaret” on Broadway. I was pretty sure Shia would excuse his behavior as, like, preparation for a role or some performance art thingy, so hey, [...]
X17Online followed Shia LaBeouf to a private rehab facility, where it also took photos of him carrying the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book. "It looked like he didn't want to do it, but he knew he had to," said X17's photographer, who also noted that Shia's stay was, so far, just... More »
Threats faced by A.A., including the intensity and endurance of polemical assaults on A.A., raise the question of how A.A. survived these challenges to become such a dominant cultural force.
Rick Perry, who had pretty successfully repaired his image as a back-country doofus by donning a pair of smart-guy glasses, has stepped in it again. This time, while speaking in San Francisco of all places, he explained hat being gay is like being a drunk: "Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not,," Perry said. Show More Summary
Keith Humphreys traces how addiction scientists came around to the idea that Alcoholics Anonymous works: A watershed in scientist’s views of the value of AA occurred in the 1990s with Project MATCH, the largest study of alcohol dependence treatment ever undertaken. Show More Summary
A physician named Robert Holbrook Smith had his last alcoholic drink 79 years ago this week. He and Bill Wilson, the friend with whom he had sobered up, thus anointed June 10 as the official founding date of the organization they created together: Alcoholics Anonymous. AA is the most commonly-sought source of help for problem […]
How Alcoholics Anonymous can fix Obama's counterterrorism strategy.