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Hollywood, Addiction and Recovery - An Insider's View

By John Lavitt

Norman Stephens produced such recovery-focused movies as My Name is Bill W and My Name is Sarah. He tells The Fix about his interest in portraying recovery, and how Hollywood's attitudes about addiction have changed over the last few decades. MORE  

"Gruff Love" in AA vs. "Tough Love" in Rehab

By Maia Szalavitz

Some things done in 12-step meetings may be humiliating or hurtful—but when done in treatment programs, they're toxic to mental and physical health. The difference is about power. 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  

Morning Roundup: December 27, 2012

By The Fix staff

Nine killed in Mexican drug cartel gun battle, link between pot and psychosis goes both ways, and a drunk driver is busted at Bill Wilson's home. MORE  

The Calm at the Center of the AA Storm

By Susan Cheever

The mood of AA meetings can range from the ridiculous to the sublime. But amid all the commotion and emotion, you can access a rare stillness—with lasting benefits. MORE  

Let Me Do Sobriety My Way

By Mishka Shubaly

While I may not be your definition of sober, I am mine. So stop telling me that I’m dry, addicted to chocolate or need an exercise intervention. MORE  

"Bill W. Day" Celebrates AA Co-Founder

By May Wilkerson

Hundreds gathered at Bill Wilson's grave yesterday on the 77th anniversary of the movement he pioneered. MORE  

Bill W: The First Intimate Documentary

By Heather King

The AA co-founder had to wait 40 years after his death for an up-close and personal documentary, complete with a never-before-seen archival trove. The filmmakers explain what took so long. MORE  

Bill W. House May Become National Historic Landmark

By Hunter R. Slaton

The birthplace of AA's "higher power" concept hits several Landmark requirements, including being an "icon of ideals that shaped the nation." MORE  

Susan Cheever on the Real Bill W.

By Susan Cheever

On the anniversary of his 1971 death, the AA founder's complicated life is more instructive than ever in an increasingly tumultuous world. MORE  

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