Can Anger Be An Addiction?

By Steve K. My reply to this question is that it can be for some of us in recovery.  Specifically, those of us who have experienced high levels of shaming (rejection, neglect, and emotional or physical/sexual abuse) in the developmental years of childhood and adolescence. During my own upbringing, I experienced a lot of anger, […]

What Gets You Sober – God Or Your Neurons?

By Lisa Martinovic In battling addiction, neuroscience offers a complementary and alternative approach to twelve-step programs. Cutting-edge 21st century neuroscience and a certain Depression era, Christian-based self-help fellowship might make strange bedfellows, but they have one thing in common: when it comes to the treatment of addiction, both rely on the brain’s innate capacity for […]

The AA Tradition of Anonymity

 By Steve K. The tradition of anonymity in relation to membership of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is increasingly being challenged by members aspiring to be public examples, or advocates, of long-term recovery from addiction. The anonymity tradition as stated in traditions eleven and twelve are as follows: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather […]