A man takes a drink, the drink takes another, and the drink takes the man. – Proverb Newcomer asks; I’ve heard Alcoholics Anonymous members say, “It’s the first drink that gets you drunk,” and Overeaters Anonymous members say, “Don’t take that first compulsive bite.” It seems a little extreme. Don’t Twelve Step programs allow for …∞
“The entire purpose of my life had been to see my father sober but even after I had succeeded, I couldn’t be happy. My life was void of meaning. Other people couldn’t understand it. Honestly, neither could I. I used to think that some sick part of me wanted my father to keep drinking so …∞
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A new collection of Speaker Tapes has been found in America. The collection of MP3 tracks includes; Alcoholics Anonymous AA Founders AA Pioneers Big Book Authors Al-anon Narcotics Anonymous This library of tapes is estimated at 50,000 on wire recordings, reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes and dates back to the 1940′s. Collected by Bill and Arbutus O’Neal …∞
Building Healthy Relationship With One’s Self In Al-Anon As a family recovery coach, my radar goes up when I hear clients talking about how much someone else’s drinking is bothering them. What the drinker’s actual diagnosis is or isn’t, is not important to me. If their drinking is bothering my client, I gently begin asking …∞
The Higher Power will be Revealed Recently I came away from a meeting emotionally upset, when a young man stated that he could not “cop” the Alcoholics Anonymous programme because of the word God. I would like to try and express my views on this, in the hope they may help another non-believer. I had …∞
Russians Warily Turn to Alcoholics Anonymous in Battle With Alcohol One-time Russian prisoner Andrei tried to quit drinking 22 times, going for cures that lasted from one to six months. But each time, he went back to the bottle. Then 14 years ago, the 58-year-old tried Alcoholics Anonymous, attracted by the different approach, which was …∞
Recovery Characteristics and Practices of Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsors – research Objectives: Sponsoring another member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is associated with improved substance use outcomes, but little research examines who is asked (and agrees) to sponsor another member. The objective of this exploratory study is to describe the recovery-related characteristics and practices associated with AA …∞
Individual drinking habits may be found on a continuum from responsible drinking through alcohol abuse to alcoholism, or physical dependence. There are many signs that may point to an alcohol problem. Drunkenness on its own or solitary drinking does not necessarily indicate alcoholism. The questionnaire will be meaningful to you only if you are honest …∞
Let’s Ask Bill W., What is alcoholism? Alcoholism is a malady; that something is dead wrong with us physically; that our reaction to alcohol has changed; that something has been very wrong with us emotionally; that our alcoholic habit has become an obsession, an obsession which can no longer reckon even with death itself. Once …∞
PATHWAYS TO ABSTINENCE: IMPACT OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – a knol by Loran Archer. PATHWAYS TO ABSTINENCE: IMPACT OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Subtitle -The results of the present study support the effficacy of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous to promote abstinence -In 1992 Americans with alcohol use disorders who continued to attend AA were more likely …∞
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