Category: Alcoholics Anonymous

AA Quote of the Day

AA Quote of the Day

‘I used to judge myself by my intentions while the world was judging me by my actions’ Quote from Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Most people have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, and know that it has something to do with people stopping drinking. People also have very different and often conflicting views of what an alcoholic is, and also the difference between someone who is an alcoholic and a heavy or problem drinker. Some people are also wary of […]

What Happens at an AA Meeting?

What Happens at an AA Meeting?

What should in fact be a relatively simple question, is often quite difficult to answer, simply because there is normally another issue underlying it. For many people, going to an AA meeting itself is an acknowledgement or a recognition of the fact that they may have a drink problem, and this is often a huge […]

Can an Atheist Get Sober in AA?

Can an Atheist Get Sober in AA?

Apologies at the outset if this seems a slightly patronising question (which it is) but it is one that a number of people do ask, and is generally around the so called issue of the God question in AA. The history of AA largely revolves around the experience of people’s understanding and interpretation of God, […]

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous ?

Many people will have heard of AA, and will associate it with people being able to stop drinking. Some of the most common questions people have about AA include :  – How do you define an alcoholic ?  – Is AA religious ?  – What are the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous ?  – What […]

Addiction Recovery AA Meetings

Addiction Recovery AA Meetings

Addiction recovery is very generally taken to mean that it is referring to the 12 step recovery process originally pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous, and then adapted by other organisations to deal with specific problems not related to alcohol, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous. The notion of addiction has widened considerably over the last […]

QUIT DRINKING

QUIT DRINKING

There are innumerable books that are either literally titled quit drinking, or how to quit drinking, or what happened when I quit drinking etc. As with many books, the title itself is effectively the selling point, and the content of the book or sometimes magazine article is quite often a fairly woolly or vague approach […]

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Many people are familiar with the name of Alcoholics Anonymous, and many have a vague understanding that people go to Alcoholics Anonymous when they have a drink problem and hopefully they get sober and stay sober for the rest of their lives. People may also be familiar with certain basic concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous such […]

Does a Rehab make you go to Alcoholics Anonymous ?

Does a Rehab make you go to Alcoholics Anonymous ?

It is probably fair to say that the majority of rehabs that are residential base their approach to their addiction treatment programs with a view that they are better supported by the individual attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and other 12 step organisations . Indeed the majority of rehabs base their addiction […]

Alcoholics Anonymous in a Rehab

Alcoholics Anonymous in a Rehab

Alcoholics Anonymous was the first of the so-called 12-step programs to be developed, followed by Narcotics Anonymous, followed by literally hundreds if not thousands of other 12-step programs, most based on the AA principles, using a different addiction or weakness instead of alcohol. Although Alcoholics Anonymous and all 12 step fellowships are completely independent of […]

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

The official wording of the introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous that is read out at AA meetings, which is known as the AA preamble, gives a clear if slightly awkward message, that Alcoholics Anonymous is a completely independent organisation, that has no affiliation with any outside body or enterprise, is completely free to all its membersand, […]