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Is it Time to Stop the God Bashing in Alcoholics Anonymous? One in Recovery Responds by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 31 Mar 2012 4:15pm For years, I was never a fan of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). I never knew much about it, other than my sister had tried it and said it sucked, and when you lose a sibling to addiction it’s remarkably easy to point the finger at anyone and anything that didn’t fix the problem. But as time went on and I got to know more people who were successful ... Read on »
Alcoholics Anonymous: 3 Reasons AA Meetings Don’t Work by Kodjoworkout Posted Sat 15 Sep 2012 11:30am Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the best resources for people struggling to overcome alcohol abuse. The nonprofit organization has setup over 110,000 groups all over the world. Millions of people have used Alcoholics Anonymous to treat their substance abuse issues. Is it real ... Read on »
Deaf Alcoholics Anonymous Group in Frederick, MD by Candace A. McCullough Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 2:52pm 2 Comments New Deaf Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Group: Many Deaf people find it difficult, if not impossible, to find an accessible Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group they can attend for support and encouragement when dealing with alcohol issues. Even if a mostly hearing group provides an interpreter for meetings, the varying quality and consistency of i ... Read on »
Spirituality May Boost Success for Alcoholics Anonymous by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 15 Dec 2010 6:47pm From Health Day : The new study included more than 1,500 adult alcoholics who were followed through their recovery process for 15 months. The researchers found a strong association between more frequent attendance of AA meetings, increased spirituality and decreased frequency and intensity of alcohol use. The findings are published on ... Read on »
A movie critic's reflections about Alcoholics Anonymous by Karen Carnabucci Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 9:07am Movie critic Roger Ebert writes about his 30 years of sobriety and his feelings and observations about the self-help group Alcoholics Anonymous in today’s issue of the Chicago Sun Times. Because he is an excellent journalist, he also links his personal experience of recovery to the portrayal of alcoholics in the movies through the years including ... Read on »
THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS by sassle Patient Expert Posted Tue 15 Sep 2009 4:45pm THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. 4. Made a searching ... Read on »
By the book: The denial of difference in Alcoholics Anonymous by Bev Patient Expert Posted Thu 04 Feb 2010 7:27pm 1985-1992 The back of the room is safe but the back of the room is forbidden. Isolating means fear and denial. Come to the front. Come to the table. At the table, I cannot function. The faces know. I cannot look. At the first opportunity, I will move to a corner. Lower my head so I don’t see the looks. The hardest part of it all is stay ... Read on »
Profile Of Alcoholics Anonymous by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 16 Aug 2010 12:00am Here is a link to Wired Magazine's article about Alcoholics Anonymous .  I found the article both interesting and assessible, though I wonder what AA particpants think of it.  Even within the field of psychology, there is an air of mysteriousness to AA, for reasons outlined in the article - a primary reason being the ananymousness of ... Read on »
Spirituality May Boost Success for Alcoholics Anonymous by Medline Plus Posted Tue 14 Dec 2010 4:00pm Religious aspect plus social, psychological support seems to help beat addiction, study suggests By Robert Preidt Tuesday, December 14, 2010 TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings appears to increase participants' spirituality, which may help reduce their alco ... Read on »
The Cybernetics of Alcoholics Anonymous by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:08pm Is there a secular Higher Power? Hitting bottom, in A.A. terms, may come in the form of a wrecked car, a wrecked marriage, a jail term, or simply the inexorable buildup of the solo burden of drug-seeking behavior. While the intrinsically spiritual component of the A.A. program would seem to be inconsistent with the emerging biochemical models ... Read on »