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A Moment of Clarity

It was a Wednesday night and Joey normally worked third shift but one of his favorite bands was playing in town and he could go if he didn’t have to …

Don't Dismiss The 12 Steps, Validate All Recovery From Addiction

In recent years, reports of the failures of Alcoholics Anonymous have continued, challenging the foundational programming of the 12 steps. With the majority of treatment programs being based on the methodology founded initially in the 1930s by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio, many …

A Cup of Joe for a Toast to Life: Healing and Recovery

Everybody knows about the proverbial apple a day, but how about the world"s most popular beverage?<p>I'm referring to the beneficial properties of coffee with regard to reversing the effects of alcohol-related cirrhosis. There are reports aplenty about these findings. This detailed infographic speaks …

Scientists say prayer can reduce cravings in alcoholics

Does prayer have the power to help recovering alcoholics squash temptation? A small new study out of the NYU Langone Medical Center finds that at least among 20 long-term Alcoholics Anonymous members who reported no cravings in the week leading up to the test, prayer reduced cravings that arose …

11 Things I've Learned in 20 Years of Sobriety

A few months ago I celebrated 20 years since I last consumed any alcohol. While this may seem like nothing to many of you, I invite you to go spend some time at your local detox centers. You will quickly discover that this is something many people cannot do at all. And for those of you who are …

Prayer can reduce alcohol cravings, study finds

A craving for alcohol could be tempered by the power of prayer.<p>Researchers from New York University worked with longstanding members of Alcoholics …

Brain images reveal first physical evidence that Alcoholics Anonymous prayers reduce cravings

Long-term members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) report little or no craving for alcohol, but why this happens remains poorly understood.<p>In the first …

Bill Wilson

<i>A Few of Our Biographies:</i><p><i>A Man With Friends:<br>Bill Wilson ('Bill W.')</i><br>By Bob Frost<i><br>Biography</i> magazine, 2002<p><b>It tasted so fine,</b> the booze that Bill Wilson …