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Bill W.'s Anonymous Children

By Susan Cheever

AA has now spawned some 50 other 12-step programs for different substances and behaviors. Would its famous founder embrace this bountiful brood or disown many of them? MORE  

Let's Stick to the Book in AA

By Harry Healy

The scourge of political correctness and hurt feelings dilutes the message and effectiveness of the 12 Steps. MORE  

Why You Don’t Really Hate AA

By Anna David

I’ve seen too many people attack the program that saved my life—often in comments fields on The Fix. But their problem isn’t AA itself; it’s some of AA's members. MORE  

Sober Dancing With the Stars

By McCarton Ackerman

Ann Behringer went from being Tina Turner's back-up dancer and singer to being a leading addiction therapist. But she had to get sober first. MORE  

Not a Fan of the Lord’s Prayer

By Zan Eisley

Why I’m not comfortable asking “Our Father” to deliver us from evil. MORE  

Loving Your Home Group—Hard

By William Adams

People say you shouldn't date or sleep around in early sobriety. I did, and it was awesome. MORE  

Alcoholism Vaccine Is in the Works

By McCarton Ackerman

The "vaccine" would induce hangover symptoms after just one sip of alcohol. But is it just another quick fix? MORE  

AA Meetings in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Meetings provide a crucial support system for recovering alcoholics behind bars, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 7, 2012

By Bryan Le

Men and women benefit from AA in different ways, Richard Branson writes on "trillion-dollar failure" drug war, and Superman drinks alcohol. MORE  

Giving AA My All

By JL Scott

I used the fact that I was "of service" elsewhere as an excuse to stay out of AA—until I was forced to help the person I'd always ignored: myself. MORE  

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