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Why SMART Recovery® Will Never Replace Alcoholics Anonymous

By Matthew Leichter

Five reasons why SMART Recovery® will never push out AA as the main model of recovery, despite higher success rates. MORE  

How Obamacare Is Killing AA’s Membership

By Matthew Leichter

Under Obamacare, insurance will only pay for evidence-based treatment. Consequently, rehabs are eliminating 12-step groups in favor of harm reduction and other statistically strong methods. MORE  

Clearing the Smoke in AA

By Harry Healy

Even during AA’s pioneering days, cigarette smoking was the source of internal controversy. Is there any room for cigs in the 12 steps? MORE  

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  

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