Thursday April 17th 2014

support groups

Is the anonymity of A.A. outdated?

February 28th, 2014

Many addiction recovery advocates are speaking out for recovery. So, is anonmyity helpful or hurtful? We ask questions about anonymity and invite your feedback here.

Top 5 Al-Anon alternatives

January 21st, 2014

Al-Anon just doesn’t work for everyone who is close to an addict or alcoholic. What are some alternatives? We explore here.


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.


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.

SMART Recovery meetings: What to expect

December 5th, 2011

Looking to attend one of your first SMART Recovery® meetings? SMART Recovery Facilitator Patrick Garnett describes what happens during meetings here.


AA founder’s original message

August 29th, 2011

What did AA founders believe about alcoholism? The founders of AA believed that addiction is a curable disease. More here.

Working the 12 steps of AA – A lifelong effort or not?

May 26th, 2011

Are addicts and alcoholics ever cured of addiction? And is working the 12 steps of AA something you have to do for the rest of your life? More from Rabbi Taub on why working a 12 step program is important to recovery here.


PTSD support groups

May 15th, 2011

Here we outline the Top 3 places to find PTSD support: either in major cities, online or by starting your own PTSD support group. Learn more about PTSD support groups here.


Can personal narratives about drug addiction help others? BOOK REVIEW

May 13th, 2011

Personal narratives are the backbone of 12 step programs. But can a book about addiction stories actually help other addicts and those they love? Yes. More on Mary Addenbrooke’s book of addiction case studies (and their helpfulness) here.


Top 10 Alcoholics Anonymous gifts

April 14th, 2011

Want to give a gift to someone in recovery from alcoholism? We have a list of the top 10 gift ideas for members of Alcoholics Anonymous, plus tips for what to avoid. More on Alcoholics Anonymous gifts here.

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