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Alcoholics Anonymous

What a Long, Strange, Sober Trip It's Been

By Daniel Isanov

There’s something that’s both desperate and hopeful about walking to an AA meeting. And then it gets weird and wonderful. MORE  

Parsing with Anonymity

By Jolene Jones

What can you learn through anonymity? MORE  

Man Faces Life Sentence for Killing Girlfriend He Met In AA

By McCarton Ackerman

Eric Earle was found guilty of smothering Karla Brada with a pillow after beating her during an argument. 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  

Shia LeBeouf Reportedly Checks Himself Into Rehab

By Bryan Le

After a drunken fiasco at a Broadway show in New York, the star is attempting to transform himself once again. But will it work this time? 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  

AA Critic Lights Another Fire (includes new section)

By John Lavitt

Dr. Lance Dodes co-authored the latest book arguing why AA is not effective treatment for alcoholics. Lots of people are angry. MORE  

My AA Is Not a Cult

By Michael Anderton

It is facile, cruel and technically incorrect to use the word "cult" to describe any particular AA group; it also mirrors the dynamics that laid the ground for our 12 Traditions in the first place. MORE  

Service With a Smile

By Maddy Demberg

You have to give it away to keep it. MORE  

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