Each Breath a Gift

Each Breath

Foreword By Joe C Songwriter, broadcaster and author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life Storytelling, vulnerable and sincere storytelling, unites us. More than just an ageless form of teaching and entertaining, storytelling is healing and nurturing for both the teller and the audience. Books, songs, movies, podcasts, … Continue reading

The Daily Reflections

Believe

By life-j This is not the first time you may have heard me being down on the Daily Reflections, and it won’t be the last, but I’m going to approach it a bit more systematically in this article. I realize that the futility ranking of this project is on level … Continue reading

Is AA Literature Too Antiquated?

Giant Book

By Dee Young Originally published on The Fix on November 25, 2015 In 77 years and four editions, the Big Book’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions has remained completely unchanged. But most people seem to believe “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Alcoholics and drug addicts are fearful people. … Continue reading

The Anatomy of a Blackout

Blackout

By Kelly F. Originally published on August 11, 2015, on The Adventures of a Sober Senorita. If you haven’t heard of the book, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank To Forget, by Sarah Hepola yet, you’ve most likely been living under a rock. She has been on all of my … Continue reading

Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors

Reviewed by life-j This is maybe the most engaging recovery book I have ever read. OK, recovery writing does not get much better than the beginning couple of pages of Chapter 3 of the Big Book. Bill Wilson has his brilliant moments. But this is different. In Ernie Kurtz’ book … Continue reading

Survivors of Addiction

This is a review of the book Survivors of Addiction: Narratives of Recovery by Mary Addenbrooke. It was originally published in The Journal of Analytical Psychology, Volume 57, Issue 3, 2012. __________ This is an important book, crafted with great care, which builds much needed bridges between psychoanalysts, addiction counsellors … Continue reading

Foreword – Do Tell!

Do Tell!

Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA was published a week ago. The book shares the stories of the “experience, strength and hope” of 15 women and 15 men in recovery in AA, none of whom “came to believe” that an interventionist deity was responsible for their sobriety. Today we are featuring … Continue reading

Share Magazine

Share

Share is the official magazine of Alcoholics Anonymous in England and Wales, and is published monthly. Its thirty six pages are a source of sober views and ideas on the world-wide fellowship and its programme of recovery from alcoholism. Each edition focuses on a Step and Tradition as well as … Continue reading

Chasing The Scream

Chasing the Scream

Originally published in the Huffington Post on January 20, 2015, as The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think. By Johann Hari It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned – and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we … Continue reading