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AA Hopelessness: Is An Admission Of Hopelessness Harmful?

AA Hopelessness…a startling contradiction? Flip through the first few chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous and you’ll notice some contradictory material. On one page is the repeated refrain of alcoholic “hopelessness” and on the other the bold declaration that an alcoholic can be totally “recovered “ You read that right, not perpetually in recovery, nor recovering, but … Read More

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Identify As An Alcoholic? Is It A Helpful or Harmful Label?

Do I Need To Identify As An Alcoholic? Want to be surprised? A damn label seems to keep more people trapped in the drinking cycle than the damage caused by the sauce. What’s so atrocious about the label, alcoholic? Well, opinions soar! For some, the term is associated with skid row bums, panhandling on the … Read More

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AA’s First 5 Years: Before The Big Book

(Before the Big Book) AA’s First Five Years As Luis Remembers Lois W., wife of AA’s co-founder, Bill W., recalls the time in AA when there were few members and no Big Book. In fact, she recounts the first five years before the Big Book! Copyright © AA Grapevine, Inc, January 1967 ==> Read more … Read More

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Why Can’t I Just Have One Drink? The Cold Hard Truth

Why Can’t I Just Have One Drink? Let’s break this down… If you’re asking this question regarding your drinking habits you’re already in over your head For example, if the clever Narcotics Anonymous slogan, “One is too many and a thousand is never enough,” punches you square in the heart chakra, there is likely no … Read More