Tagged: alcoholism

Defining Recovery in AA in the 21st Century

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Forty-Five. Originally posted in January 2021. “I conclude that the definition of recovery is unique to the individual. I believe recovery to be an individualized path of self discovery.”

Road to recovery

Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirty-Seven. Originally posted in January 2018. This article is written by two authors: Rand Teed, a Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor, and William L. White, with a Master’s Degree in Addiction...

Key Players in AA History

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Twenty-Three. The third of seven consecutive book reviews. Originally posted in February 2015. “The profiles crafted by bob k are… presented in an engaging manner accessible to all those interested...

Alkie Cravens

He’s a Real Tool

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Eighteen. Originally posted in February 2016. “I am not my addiction. I can give it funny names, question it, challenge it, and choose to defeat it.” By Joanne O. I...

The Power of Our Stories

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Seventeen. Originally posted in February 2016. Humans have told stories since they learned to talk. For aeons, stories were the history, the law, the hope and the education of all...

Ernie Kurtz

A Tribute to Ernie Kurtz

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Fourteen. Originally posted in May 2015. Ernie was interested in, and supportive of, ALL paths to recovery. By Roger C. Ernie Kurtz died on January 19 of this year at...

Culture and Addiction

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Twelve. Originally posted in December 2013. Does our culture create alcoholics and addicts? By Allen Berger, Ph.D. In this article I want to discuss how our culture sets us up...

Atheist in a Foxhole

Chapter 5: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Russ H. On a sunny Saturday morning at the end of July, 1995, I pulled into the cul-de-sac where I lived with my...

Sober Focus – The True Face of Alcohol

 A review by Diane I The author, Elvi, paints a very grim picture of our relationship with alcohol. The book is divided into two sections. Part 1 is called Alcohol and Society and it...

Acceptance?

By John B Something about 12 Step recovery that continues to pique my interest is how some assertions that make absolutely no sense to me have been endowed with the status of AA infallibility....

A Magnificent Game Changer

Chapter 2 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Doris A. Like many, childhood was a fertile ground for becoming an alcoholic. My mother had very serious problems with alcohol, binge...