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Our Greatest Danger: Rigidity Bob Pearson:General Manager of the General Service Office from 1974 to 1984

This is my 18th General Service Conference — the first two as a director of the Grapevine and A.A.W.S., followed by four as a general service trustee. In 1972, I rotated out completely, only to be called back two years later as general manager of G.S.O., the service job I held until late 1984. Since […]

8 Things Alcohol Promises But Sobriety Delivers

Courtesy the fix  By Kelly Fitzgerald 05/27/16 Alcohol makes a lot of empty promises. If it didn’t, I don’t think I would have been so attached to it for so long. Not all it’s cracked up to be. One of the first quotes I heard in early sobriety was, “Sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised.” At […]

Addiction: A Neurological Disorder

Addiction is a neurologica Addiction: A Neurological Disorderly based disease. For many years recovery specialists have compared alcoholism or addictions to a physical disease: like diabetes. In reality addictions are more closely related to a neurological disorder like Tourette’s Syndrome* than they are to diabetes. If the problems you suffer stem from severe alcoholism or addiction, […]

Russell Brand on Consciousness, God and Religion

The mother-of-four ravaged by alcohol

These shocking images show the damage alcohol can do to the body – even at a young age. Mother-of-four Beverley Pickorer faces certain death from liver disease as a result of years of heavy drinking. The 35-year-old is plagued by epileptic seizures, her teeth are rotting, her stomach is swollen and her skin is thin […]

Never take away anyone’s hope. That may be all they have

Two Travelling Angels……. this one will make you think twice!!!!! … Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As […]

Does Science Show What 12 Steps Know?

Science has never revealed as much about addiction—potential genetic causes, influences, and triggers, and the resultant brain activity—or offered as many opportunities and methods for initial treatment as it does now. Even so, the grassroots 12-step program remains the preferred prescription for achieving long-term sobriety. Since the inception of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)—the progenitor of 12-step programs—science […]