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What's the Real Benefit of AA?

By Tess Chedsey

With the number of sober treatment programs that incorporate the 12-Steps, it’s logical to assume that under the right circumst... Continue Reading

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of AA

By Dominica Applegate

Have you felt ashamed of AA due to the way others or the media talks about it? Well, here are 7 reasons you shouldn't be. Continue Reading

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The Basics of Al-Anon

By Rose Lockinger

If you have a family member or loved one who is struggling with alcoholism right now, then an Al-Anon meeting may be helpful fo... Continue Reading

A Guide to Writing Your 4th Step

By Liemann Valdimar

What this step really asks of the member is much deeper and thorough than anyone may realize at the outset, but with a little d... Continue Reading

Online AA Meetings: Are They Worth Attending?

By Dominica Applegate

Non-traditional online AA meetings offer various benefits to those in recovery, but it's not for everyone. We discuss the pros ... Continue Reading

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Adult Children of Alcoholics: A Quick Overview

By Kelly McClanahan

Adult Children of Alcoholics aims to help adults recover from the emotional trauma or neglect they experienced as children rais... Continue Reading

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Stop Going to Meetings

After being sober for a while, attending meetings can seem tedious, boring and almost pointless. Here are 7 reminders on why yo... Continue Reading

8 Ways to Be a Good Sponsor in AA

By Dominica Applegate

The support that sponsorship brings can have a huge impact in the lives of those in recovery. These 8 tips can help you give ba... Continue Reading

Why I Stopped Attending Meetings Regularly

By Cassandra Huerta

12-step meetings were a part of my recovery process but not everyone's experience ends the same. Continue Reading

5 Benefits You Gain From Step One

By Flower B

Step one relieves you of having to live up to societal expectations. Here are the top five benefits from practicing step one ev... Continue Reading

REBUTTAL to The Atlantic Article: AA Can't Just Be Written Off

By Rudolph Hatfield

Presenting a more balanced point of view on the functions of AA. Continue Reading

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12 Good Things About AA That Can't Be Overlooked

By Rudolph Hatfield

AA has gotten some flak over the years but continues to thrive. Here are 12 possible reasons why the program remains successful. Continue Reading

How to Approach AA If You're Not Religious

There are ways to navigate the program without compromising your beliefs. Continue Reading

SMART vs. AA: 8 Major Differences

By Nina Bradshaw

Breaking down the elements of each program to help you make an informed decision. Continue Reading

Privacy in AA: Is It Really Possible?

In an age where privacy is of paramount concern, just how private are the communications between program members? Continue Reading