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Profile In Lawyer Recovery: AA And Beyond

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

last weekHealth : 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

2 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, 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

3 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

4 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

Is Reddit The New Alcoholics Anonymous?

With rising numbers of alcoholics and substance abuse, resources for recovery have become more important than ever. In fact, it seems that one popular social media site is even playing a role in helping people overcome their addiction. It seems a certain subreddit on Reddit has become a sort of recovery group. analyzed the […]

Medical Community Needs Better Understanding of Power of AA: Expert

Many doctors, even those who specialize in addiction treatment, do not have a good understanding of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its benefits for people struggling to give up drinking, says Marc Galanter, M.D., Founding Director ofShow More Summary

17 Ways to Get Sober You Probably Didn’t Know About (#8 is Controversial)

The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are so dominant in addiction recovery culture that it can be easy to forget there are other ways to get sober. If AA or NA works for you, that’s wonderful. If not, there are plenty of alternative tools and methods you could try. 1. Moderation Management Moderation Management is...

12-Step Thinking: Let’s Talk About AA and the C-Word (Uncovering Alcoholics Anonymous)

No, not that c-word! To be clear, we’re talking about the word cult here. If you’re familiar with the world of addiction recovery, then you’re no doubt acquainted with Alcoholics Anonymous—or AA as it is more commonly known. And if you’ve had more than two or three AA-related conversations, it’s highly likely that someone compared...

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