Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard revealed in an interview that, although she has never touched a drop of alcohol, she has adopted the Alcoholics Anonymous prayer. Bryce confesses that the famous Serenity Prayer has helped her to keep the different aspects of her hectic life in perspective. Show More Summary
Image: Philippe Le Tellier/Paris Match via Getty Images Image: Philippe Le Tellier/Paris Match via Getty Images Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in the U.S. in 1935, just two years after the end of Prohibition and three decades before these photos were taken, in the spring of 1964. Show More Summary
Indiana's First Church of Cannabis, an organization which is expected to test the limits of the state's new controversial religious freedom law by using marijuana recreationally during its services has purchased a former church building as its worship center where it plans to host alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous meetings.
Alcoholics Anonymous is part of the nation’s conflict between puritanism and libertinism.
It had all begun in the wee hours of the morning, when Herbert Tracy White got a call on his cell phone saying that someone needed his help. White was a sponsor for Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, so he was used to those late-night calls. The post Couple On Trial For “Ritualistic” Murder Had “Long-Held Fantasy About Dismembering A Body” appeared first on Crime Feed.
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Charles Abbott, who is suspected of violating a protection order issued after an alleged assault at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, appeared in court carrying a stuff owl that he introduced as his attorney. Abbott entered the court and placed the fuzzy gray and white horned owl on the defense table beside him. Show More Summary
In last week’s penultimate episode of Mom’s second season, most of the show’s major characters were sitting in a circle at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, where Bonnie Plunkett (played by Allison Janney) had to make an amends after falling hard off the wagon. Show More Summary
Every day, it seems, there's a new article on ways to treat addiction. The most contentious of late was Gabrielle Glaser's "The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous," in The Atlantic. There will always be a Gabrielle Glaser fighting for more evidence-based treatment. Show More Summary
As reported yesterday by LGF contributor Philosophus Invidius, a Las Vegas man named Larry Pfeifer pulled quite a prank on right wing blogs, by claiming to have seen Harry Reid's brother at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where he said he'd beaten up a relative -- implying that the relative was...
Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Breitbart, and Laura Ingraham all reported this month on the rumor that Larry Reid got drunk on New Year’s Eve and beat up his Senator brother, then showed up intoxicated to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with an injured hand and relayed that he had just assaulted...
A Georgia woman who decided she needed to stop drinking was arrested after telling her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor the reason why. According to an arrest report, the sponsor went to the cops after Rachel Lenhardt confessed to allowing her 16-year-old daughter and her friends to party at her house, where...
Separating treatment from selection effects is a longstanding problem in social and medical science. Here’s a look at why.
When it comes to taming destructive impulses, God may be your best bet. Just ask those who have turned their lives around through Alcoholics Anonymous. AA’s iconic 12 steps are unabashedly spiritual, directing members to surrender their agency to a higher power in exchange for the strength to overcome their drinking-related demons. Show More Summary
My friend recently forwarded me the April 2015 Atlantic Magazine article “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Gabrielle Glaser. If I did not have personal and professional experience with alcoholism and in treating alcoholics, then I imagine I would not have felt such a need to respond to this article.
Links for you. Science: The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous: Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective. Data science done well … Continue reading ?
There's a new brouhaha about Alcoholics Anonymous in the media in an article in The Atlantic and recent book about "The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous." Yes, I agree! It's totally irrational. How is it possible that a millionShow More Summary
Every now and then Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) catches a real and true ass whooping in the press. Recently and particularly this week, the volume of voices against AA reached a new height. The Atlantic published a painfully one-sided article by Gabrielle Glaser this week called The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. Show More Summary
Is Alcoholics Anonymous the most effective way to treat addiction? Some science and health journalists said yes this week. Others journalists said no. This puts readers in an awkward position: How do you make sense of it when good journalists...Show More Summary
The Atlantic magazine just published a lengthy piece by author Gabrielle Glaser that challenges the efficacy of Alcoholics Anonymous. Entitled, “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous,” the article takes aim at the organization and never lets up, and on Wednesday night’s All In with Chris Hayes, the author continued an assault that’s based on a fundamentally flawed premise, [...]