Tagged: alcoholism

Anonymity

Let’s Open Up About Addiction and Recovery

By Laura Hilgersnov Originally published on November 4, 2017 in the New York Times San Anselmo, Calif. — Fay Zenoff recently met a friend for dinner at a sushi restaurant in Sausalito, Calif. After...

Female Memoirs

My Top Five Female Recovery Memoirs

By Regina Walker Originally published on February 2, 2016 in The Fix Approximately a year ago, I wrote a piece for The Fix on my Top Four Recovery Memoirs. All four of the books...

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Atheists in AA – How it Works

Roger C gave a talk in Kansas City on Saturday, August 6, 2016 – two agnostic AA groups were celebrating their anniversaries – and what follows is a mildly edited version of Roger’s talk...

Elephant

One Bite at a Time

By JHG Recovering alcoholics are famous for theatrical displays that amount to pole-vaulting over mouse droppings. It’s an entertaining but otherwise pointless spectacle. While staying sober can require tremendous amounts of courage and commitment,...

Legal Steps

Principles and the 12 Steps

By Patricia K. I have been sober for a while. I got sober before the development of AA meetings for atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. Even though I do not believe in a god, I...

AA

My Alcohol-Addicted Agnostic-Atheist Recovery Story

Chapter 27: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Thomas B. Hello, I’m Thomas B. and I’m primarily addicted to the liquid legal drug, ethanol, preferably Colt .45 – by the case...

Acceptance

Admitting Defeat

By Don B. I was guided into AA in 1981 by my higher power, whom I refer to as “Linda”, my wife. After watching a soap opera devoted to alcoholics and AA, she concluded...

Sinclair Method

Science may one day accomplish this…

By life-j. AA seems to work by a combination of mutual self help and a spiritual practice however you wish to define that. Several million people have gotten sober in AA in this way....

Woman Alcoholic

A Holy Terror of an Alcoholic

Chapter 26: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Cheryl K. A short-lived, yet holy terror of an alcoholic ride commenced when I was arrested, handcuffed, and escorted from High School on...

Storm

Utter Desperation

Chapter 24: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Alice B. Nothing could have brought me to Alcoholics Anonymous other than utter desperation and the lack of any viable alternative. I started...

Books

Books: Prospecting for Sobriety

By Norm R. As a recovering alcoholic, I attend meetings and try faithfully to work the Steps. Some meetings, however, can be discouraging; then my healing depends on books. Space would not permit naming...

Survival

Ten Ways to Stay Sober

Self-care is critically important, especially in early recovery. Here are some methods to stay balanced, for 12 steppers and non-12 steppers alike. By Katie MacBride Originally published on March 8th on The Fix: 10...

Willenbring

Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

Foreword by Chris G: This article describes Dr. Willenbring’s history of research, and the clinic he has set up to provide treatment based on the best scientific evidence available – something typically ignored by...

Alkie Cravens

He’s a Real Tool

By Joanne O. I call him “Alkie, Alkie Cravens”. I invented him. And you might say he invented the alcoholic me. He is a cartoon character that I created to personify the physical cravings, automatic...