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Is AA A Cult? The Evidence is Overwhelming!

Is AA A Cult? Let’s Start With A Definition of Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share a common purpose of helping one another stay sober from alcohol.  Other fellowships exist that have borrowed the major tenets of the program but wanted to broaden its scope to other … Read More

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AA Symbol: An Image Of Total Recovery

AA Symbol…AA History Some AAs rave about it. Others give it little thought. But the truth is the AA Symbol of Recovery has been the subject of controversy, celebration, and dismissal since its advent. Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, was somewhat of a mystic. He loved symbolic means of communicating seemingly ineffable experiences. … Read More

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7 AA Slogans (Superficial Sobriety Shibboleths)

AA Slogans…just superficial sobriety blabber? Pardon the awful alcoholic alliteration…damn I did it again! Slogans, cigarettes, and coffee – that’s what Alcoholics Anonymous does!  The newcomer is bombarded with a bunch of steps, traditions, and concepts not to mention all the names of people they meet. Then, upon breaking from their shameful navel-gazing they look … Read More

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Alcoholics Anonymous & The Power Of Connection

The Power Of Connection…step one is acknowledging the disconnection Step One: We Admitted We Were Powerless Over Alcohol – That Our Lives Had Become Unmanageable It’s funny. Every time I find someone wrestling with Step One it invariably has to do with these two concepts: powerlessness and/or unmanageability.   Moreover, the average “in-the-rooms” authoritative voice tends … Read More

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Atheist 12 Steps: Drastically Effective & Fruitful?

Atheist 12 Steps…can they work for you if you’re an unbeliever? A large number of atheists venture into the meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous on a daily basis.  Just like everyone else, they are desperate and dying from addiction.  The disease doesn’t discriminate, regardless of personal worldview, philosophical commitments, or creed.  But will the 12 Steps … Read More

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Third Step Prayer AA: An Unbeatable Mental Shift

Third Step Prayer AA…a make or break opportunity The Third Step Prayer is the watershed moment for many in recovery.  It’s either the foundation for a new way of living or superficially evaluated, professed, and never carried out. Why? Because it’s hard. A radical new of life comes with a set of demands that few … Read More