Buddhism and the 12 Steps

Buddhas

By Roger C. There would appear to be much in common between Buddhist thought and the 12 Step recovery program practised by some in AA. A number of books have made the connection between them. Three of the more popular ones include Kevin Griffin’s work, One Breath at a Time: … Continue reading

Slaying The Dragon

Slaying The Dragon

Reviewed by bob k. Those among us having a fondness for history are accustomed to being transported to the past, and Mr. White does this deliciously in the second edition of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, beginning with a sojourn to Colonial America to meet Dr. … Continue reading

Recovery Capital

Recovery Capital

Nourishing and Toxic Attitudes in Recovery By Allen Berger, Ph.D. © 2014 Recovery capital is a relatively new concept in the field of recovery. Our recovery capital is determined by the number of external and internal assets that we have which support recovery. External assets are things like having a … Continue reading

Step 5

Step 5

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 4, was posted on May 28, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The book, originally … Continue reading

Are you willing to do anything to stay sober?

Flower

By Sher G. Any time I talked with my sponsor, her responses seemed overwhelmingly to miss the mark. She used AA expressions to minimize or dismiss my struggles. I found myself getting increasingly defensive and offering up ever more dramatic accounts to express how hard things really were; but everything … Continue reading