Traditionally, 12 Step Fellowship members have always taken care to preserve their anonymity at the “public” level: press, radio, television, and films. In the early days of the original 12 Step Fellowship, Alcoholics Anonymous, when more stigma was attached to the term “alcoholic” than is the case today, this reluctance to be identified – and …∞
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The Stigma of Sobriety and How Some “Stay Dry” on a “Wet” Campus All alcoholics and their co-dependents have experienced stigma. Indeed one of the reasons for not attending Alcoholics anonymous or Al-anon is the fear of social stigma. The attached article explains how and why stigma is cast on non drinkers. Social scientists have …∞
The fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon are of inestimable value in the recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency. Not infrequently, there is a resistance on the part of Jews to participate on the grounds that these programs have a religious orientation that is non-Jewish. Let us first dispense with some extraneous objections. …∞
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There is no physical or psychiatric condition more associated with social disapproval and discrimination than alcohol and/or other drug (AOD) dependence. Alcoholism/ addiction-related social stigma constitutes a major obstacle to personal and family recovery, contributes to pushing addiction professionals to the fringes therapy and their organizations, and limits the funding and community provisions allocated to …∞
Dismiss the stigma attached to masturbation. People in early recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency are often advised to avoid new relationships that involve emotional ups and owns. These people may also be fearful of masturbation to relieve the natural urges and processes of being human. This article puts to rest some of the guilt …∞
Cross dressing is a much more common practice than most people would imagine.