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"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  

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  

Should You Do All 12 Steps in A Single Month?

By Kristen McGuiness

Tackling all 12 steps in a single month may seem a tad excessive. But for a growing group of AA purists, Back to Basics has become gospel. MORE  

Martin Sheen Stars as Bill W. in AA Play

By Dirk Hanson

In a roundabout father-son faceoff, Martin Sheen headlines AA play as Charlie trashes it. MORE  

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