Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Can an Atheist Get Sober in AA?

    Apologies at the outset if this seems a slightly patronising question (which it is) but it is one that a number of people do ask, and is generally around the so called issue of the God question in AA. The history of AA largely revolves around the experience of people’s understanding and interpretation of God, […]

  • Resources

    Alcoholics Anonymous  Al-Anon  Coda  Cult Recovery  Depression  Jesuit Spirituality  Narcotics Anonymous Sexual Abuse  12 Step Fellowships   ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Listed below are the main GSO websites for AA in the Major English Speaking Countries. Beneath them are a collection of assorted websites, listed by country, that contain links to groups / individuals connected to english […]

  • How Do You Choose A Rehab or Treatment Center?

    With quite literally thousands of rehabs to choose from, deciding which one to choose can be quite a daunting process. The majority of rehabs in the US will offer quite similar addiction treatment programs, the majority of which will be rooted in the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Some people will want to go […]

  • What is an Alcohol and Drug Rehab ?

    Many people have heard the phrase ” going into rehab”  or simply the phrase ‘rehab’ itself, but are unclear about what it means or what is really involved with it. A rehab is essentially a clinical institution, in the same way that a hospital is a clinical institution, but one that deals purely with different […]

  • What Is A Christian Rehab ?

    Most rehabs will offer some part of their treatment program or focus on the spiritual aspects of recovery. Some will be more forthcoming than others, emphasising that the spiritual element of a 12 step program is an important one in any recovery. Others will play the spiritual element down a bit, realising that the overall […]

  • How Good Are Non 12 Step Rehabs ?

    Very few treatment centers will actually declare themselves as non-12-step based, but many will offer alternative programs that are designed to help people deal with alcoholism and addiction, but which use no part of a 12 step program in their recovery. Sometimes this is because these rehabs believe the 12 step model is in some […]

  • What Are Treatment Options For Alcoholism?

    Anyone looking for help to get sober or stop drinking has a number of options, which can make the process both a bit more confusing and a bit more difficult knowing which way to go. Some people will get sober on their own without any intervention or help to all, but the majority will need […]

  • How to Manage Withdrawal from Alcohol

    Anyone getting sober is likely to have to do with the issue of withdrawals from alcohol, whether or not a detox is necessary, and possibly the effects of withdrawal from  narcotics as well. If someone has been drinking heavily for a while, or to a point where it has become a problem for them, then […]

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