Anonymity in AA

Why the Anonymity in AA?

Given that it is part of the organization’s name, it should be no surprise to anyone that anonymity is a critical element of the recovery programs fostered by Alcoholics Anonymous. Since its founding in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has provided its participants with a safe environment to share their personal stories and to receive support from…

Celebrating 80 Years of AA

Celebrating 80 Years of AA

  Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) turned 80 years old in June, 2015. Originally formed in 1935, the focus was on providing aid to those struggling with alcoholism with the basic principle of one alcoholic helping another.   History Bill Wilson was a stockbroker in 1935. He struggled with a severe addiction to alcohol but it was…

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How To Recover From Alcoholism: Taking an Inventory of Yourself

When people think about how to recover from alcoholism, they often imagine the 12 step program. Traditional 12-step programs and non-traditional recovery programs alike will usually include something that resembles the Fourth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is known as the “inventory” step. It has a nasty reputation for exposing the worst part of ourselves…

Simplifying the 12 Steps

Simplifying the 12 Steps

The famous 12 Step addiction recovery program was made popular by Alcoholics Anonymous, a group designed to help alcoholics into recovery. It has indeed helped thousands of people worldwide and continues to do so with the following process: Step 1 Admitting the Problem- The most difficult step for most addicts, admitting that you have an…

5 Reasons for Relapse in Recovery

It’s an unfortunate reality and sometimes impossible to avoid.  Relapse is the big demon on the road as we head out of addiction on the road of recovery. There are many reasons for relapse and it really depends on the person in question, but there are some common factors to bear in mind so you…

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The Day I Knew I had a Drinking Problem

Unrestrained alcohol abuse and dependency has been something of a family business for a few generations now and it was with a certain sense of purpose that I eagerly took up the flag in my early twenties.  I’ve struggled with alcoholism for a decade now and it has completely wrecked my career, my relationships, and…