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If Not A.A., Then What?

If Not A.A., Then What?

July 7th, 2017

An exploration of some of the most effective alternatives to A.A. here, with a section at the end for your questions.

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

February 21st, 2017

I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.

1 Unmanageability: A.A.’s Greatest Contribution to Addiction Treatment

Unmanageability: A.A.’s Greatest Contribution to Addiction Treatment

December 2nd, 2016

A call to treat people where they are at. Are you ready to look at addiction from another angle? How Step 1 can influence the way that we view the disease model of addiction. Plus, more thoughts here.

2 Staying sober in the face of anxiety

Staying sober in the face of anxiety

November 7th, 2016

Tools to help you reduce anxiety. A practical guide for those in addiction recovery!

7 The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

September 25th, 2016

12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.

2 How to overcome addiction with a self help program? - INTERVIEW with LiveFree Online

How to overcome addiction with a self help program? – INTERVIEW with LiveFree Online

June 26th, 2016

Online addiction treatment programs are helping addicts work on their recovery without checking into a facility. Read our interview with LiveFree Online Recovery Program to learn more.

Powerlessness, AA, and addiction recovery: Developing a new relationship to your Higher Power

Powerlessness, AA, and addiction recovery: Developing a new relationship to your Higher Power

September 15th, 2013

Powerlessness is only a beginning point in recovery. Are you keeping a power greater than yourself outside, up there, and out there… somewhere? Learn how you can start to conceive of God inside yourself here.

3 Documentary on Bill W.(Wilson)

Documentary on Bill W.(Wilson)

August 14th, 2012

A.A. is not the most transparent of organizations on which to base a film or story. But the new documentary on Bill W. is excellent. Here’s why.

3 A.A. relationships

A.A. relationships

April 6th, 2012

In A.A., they say to wait at least a year before entering into a relationship. But can A.A. relationships help your recovery, too?

3 5 alternatives to AA 12 step meetings

5 alternatives to AA 12 step meetings

December 23rd, 2011

ISO alcoholism support group options? We introduce five (5) reputable alternatives to 12 step meetings here. As always, we invite comments and feedback about alcoholism treatment alternatives at the end.

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