Category Archives: Ridiculous A.A. Advice

Not everything said in A.A. is “true”. If it cannot be found in the Big Book, and it’s judged (by me) to be harmful, I will comment on it in these posts.

The Path

Step 1) We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable. Step 2) Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Step 3) Made a decision to turn our will … Continue reading

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Relationships in the first year – Part II

I’ve got a friend who’s trying to find herself. She’s got another third of her life left — easily — and wants to experience “Sober Intimacy”. It got me thinking more about what the common wisdom in A.A. tells us. … Continue reading

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An Allergic Reaction

Let me start by saying I love A.A.  I am sober today not because of Rational Emotive Therapy or Moderation Management or any of the hundreds of recovery methods out there. I am sober because of A.A. Maybe they say … Continue reading

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