What is Alcoholism and How Does Treatment Help?
[caption id="attachment_21122" align="aligncenter" width="457"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Justin Mckibben Alcoholism is a term that has been around for quite a long time, but over... Learn MoreMedical Schools Try Substituting Opioids With Nerve Blocks
[caption id="attachment_20429" align="aligncenter" width="382"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva A discovery may help keep patients off addictive opioids while still providing the pain... Learn MoreRacists Anonymous Uses 12 Steps to Fight Racism
Author: Justin Mckibben As hard as it is to admit, that's the first step. Once upon a time the forces of evil gave us this great conspiracy that we are separate; the truth is we never were. We have been... Learn MoreWishing Alcoholics Anonymous a Happy 81st Birthday!
Author: Justin Mckibben Break out the cake and party hats ladies and gentlemen, because we have one hell of a birthday to celebrate today. On this day, June 10 1935- 81 years ago, a stockbroker from New York and a... Learn MoreAA Off the Hook in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Author: Justin Mckibben Last year there was story that came to the forefront in the recovery community concerning the most well-known anonymous fellowship in the 12 Step world… AA. When the story broke it was reported that Alcoholics Anonymous World... Learn MoreStudying Teens and the 12 Steps
Author: Justin Mckibben How early can you get involved in a 12 Step program? Is it ever really too soon to start learning about the realities of drug addiction and alcoholism? With programs out there specifically created to help teens... Learn MoreMM vs AA: Which Wont Work For You?
Author: Justin Mckibben Recovery from alcohol or drug addiction can seem like a world of confusion, convoluted approaches and misunderstood opinions, especially from the outside looking in. No method has proven to be perfect, and 12 step fellowships like AA... Learn More9 Ways to Fix the Opioid Addiction Crisis
By Cheryl Steinberg There are two main schools of thought when it comes to addiction and, especially recovery from addiction. One school is driven by the belief that complete abstinence from mood- and mind-altering substances is essential to recovery –... Learn More17 Thoughts You Have When You’re Speaking at a Meeting
[caption id="attachment_15643" align="aligncenter" width="338"] via wifflegif.com[/caption] By Cheryl Steinberg The saying goes, “never say no to service,” so, when someone asks you to speak in a meeting, whether you want to or not, you should say “yes.” And, for those... Learn MoreWould You Break Your Anonymity to Change the Addiction Stigma?
By Cheryl Steinberg When it comes to AA, NA, CA, or any other 12 Step group, anonymity is a highly-regarded notion; after all, the ‘A’ stands for “anonymous.” If you are a member of a 12 Step fellowship then you... Learn MoreAre the 12 Steps the Only Way?
By Cheryl Steinberg As much as 90% of the drug and alcohol rehabs in America endorse the 12 Step approach to treatment and recovery and yet, research shows that there’s a better way: combining therapy and medication. If you are... Learn MoreWhen it Comes to Criminal Confessions, Is Anonymity a Guarantee?
By Cheryl Steinberg AA and other 12 Step fellowships promise anonymity but, don’t be confused; it’s not the same thing as ‘confessional privilege,’ the expectation of confidentiality when one confesses to their priest or, the protection of confidentiality between lawyer... Learn More