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Sleepless in Sobriety

By Christopher Dale

I can't fall asleep on command any more than I can defy gravity; both demand changes impossible to execute. The difference is that failure to achieve weightlessness for eight hours won't make me tired, irritable and unproductive for the remainder of the day. MORE  

Remembering the Robin Williams I Knew

By Carole Mallory

He was a friend decades ago, then our lives took different, but parallel paths. A few memories from afar . . . MORE  

Buddhist Approach to Recovery Offers 12-Step Alternative

By Victoria Kim

Author Noah Levine presents an alternative recovery method for the non-Christian set. MORE  

Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

By Harry Healy

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing. MORE  

Can an AA Critic and a 12-Step Advocate Get Along?

By Juliet Abram

AA critic Juliet Abram chats with author and spoken-word artist Bucky Sinister about why he's so pro-12-steps. MORE  

Rescued by the Rescued

By Christopher Dale

Vector lives because I was taught how to live, and he will recover because of my recovery. MORE  

Feeling Like a Tool

By Kristen Rybandt

I remember seeing an Easy Does It bumper sticker on a beat up car years ago and thinking of it as a warning not to push the car too hard or it might come apart in spectacular cartoon fashion. MORE  

How Does AA Work? Just Fine

By Zachary Siegel

Despite passionate arguments pro and con, a recent study shows that the 12-step process continues to be effective treatment for alcoholism. MORE  

Comrade Conflictions: Moments of Hard Truth

By Christopher Dale

To non-alcoholic confidants, our progress through AA can suddenly shift from endearing to endangering. MORE  

The Resilience of Alcoholics Anonymous

By Bill White and Ernie Kurtz

Threats faced by AA, including the intensity and endurance of polemical assaults on AA, raise the question of how AA survived these challenges to become such a dominant cultural force. MORE  

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