Five Reasons to Hate AA

December 10, 2012 by site admin

It’s easier to trash-talk the fellowships than think about quitting. But that’s not the only thing behind the negativity.

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Online: The Power of 24/7 Fellowship

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

Whatever problem we’re facing at our 2:00 am relapse decision point, it’s an almost certain bet that another recovering person has been there.

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If You’re Really Recovering, Why Do You Need AA?

April 29, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Motivation springs from external as well as internal sources. Our internal desire for change is rarely enough to get us all the way through to our stated goals.

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Families: Getting More From 12-Step Support

February 13, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The way you feel changes over time — and that’s why people keep going to meetings.

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Families: On Being a Newcomer in a 12-Step Group

February 12, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

What can a newbie reasonably expect from participation in Alanon et al? Support, although perhaps of a type you don’t initially recognize, since it doesn’t involve much sympathy.

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Families: Why Alanon?

February 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If you’ve made friends among people who share your experience and are willing to listen, you’re miles ahead of most family members, who still have no place where they can safely vent their own problems.

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12-Step Programs for Families

February 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Family programs like Al-anon and Alateen can help us learn ways to recover from the effects of someone else’s addiction, and help us contribute to their recovery

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Helping Family Members Recover

September 16, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

He still isn’t willing to talk about me or my feelings. The kids and I went through three years of pain waiting for him to reach the point where he admitted he needed help

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