Historical Roots of the Concept ‘Higher Power’. The basic principles of Alcoholics Anonymous were worked out in the late 1930s and early 1940s, during what co-founder Bill W. often referred to as the Fellowship’s period of “trial and error.” The founding members had been using six steps borrowed from the Oxford Groups, where many of …∞
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Study Relates AA Membership to Lower Murder Rate Noting the relationship between drinking and violent crime, a new study suggests that increased membership in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) could actually lower the murder rate in a community, Reuters reported. Researchers from the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University studied AA membership in Ontario between 1968 and …∞
Vanderbilt study suggests coffee may help alcoholics quit drinking Not all recovering alcoholics smoke cigarettes, but almost all of them drink coffee, according to a new Vanderbilt study suggesting that healthy intake behaviors could help addicts kick their habit. The study, “Coffee and Cigarette Consumption and Perceived Effects in Recovering Alcoholics Participating in Alcoholics Anonymous …∞
The writings on recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency are extensive and the book ‘Came to Believe’ is one which I could not do without. “In shame and despair, I went to my first A.A. meeting. By some minor miracle, I was able to suspend opinion, analysis, judgment, and criticism, and instead to listen and …∞
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My name is Jan and I’m an agnostic alcoholic in AA My parents gave me a faith that in later years I lost. No, it was not a religious faith, though I was exposed to the teachings of two sects. Neither was forced upon me; I simply drifted away through boredom, and my fragile, superficial …∞
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“My sponsor was a living damper on my intolerance. But even more, he told me that it would be all right for me to doubt God, that A.A. was not a religious program and, to belong, I did not have to adhere to any set of beliefs. “He suggested that for me a good starting …∞
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High effectiveness of self-help programs after drug addiction therapy in Norway BACKGROUND: The self-help groups Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are very well established. AA and NA use a 12-step program and are found in all communities around the world. Although many have argued that these organizations are valuable, substantial scepticism remains as …∞
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New Delhi: Alcoholics who want to quit drinking have only place where they can meet with like-minded people: Alcoholics Anonymous.
These are some of the Alcoholics Anonymous websites around the world. Argentina www.sinectis.com.ar/u/aa_osg Australia www.aa.org.au Austria www.anonyme-alkoholiker.at Belguim www.aavlaanderen.org Britain; www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Canada; www.aacanada.com Chile www.alcoholicosanonimoschile.cl Denmark www.anonyme-alkoholikere.dk Ecuador www.aae.org.ec Europe; www.aa-europe.net/ Finland www.aa.fi France www.alcooliques-anonymes.fr Grapevine; www.aagrapevine.org/ Guatemala www.aa.com.gt Hungary www.anonimalkoholistak.hu Iceland www.aa.is India www.aagsoindia.org Ireland; www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie Italy www.alcolisti-anonimi.it Japan www.cam.hi-ho.ne.jp/aa-jso/ Korea www.aakorea.co.kr Latvia www.aa.org.lv …∞
Comments made by a recovering member of Alcoholics Anonymous about the process of recovery. This provides evidence that getting sober is a process not a sudden or once only event. 1. I had tried before, and didn’t succeed. This time I really tried using AA as part of my Recovery Program. Although I was court-mandated; …∞