Documentary on Bill W.(Wilson)
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
Should you be friends with your 12 step sponsor?
Friend or mentor? Or both? Can and should you be friends with a 12 step sponsor? We discuss here.
Admitting drinking to an AA sponsor
Fear, anger, and shame are all a part of the cycle of addiction. But you are not alone. Should you admit a drinking episode to a sponsor? What can you expect? More on admitting drinking to an AA sponsor here.