What is an Alcohol Rehab ?
Rehabs and treatment centers have long been associated with helping people who have drink problems. The name given to someone who has a drink problem is normally that of an alcoholic, but there are a number of other names floating around as well. The most common is something like alcohol addiction, a dipsomaniac or someone […]
What is The AA Big Book ?
The AA big book is the book itself Alcoholics Anonymous. Before AA was formed a number of people found a way they could get sober and stay sober, in effect recover from alcoholism. One of the things they decided they needed to do was to write a book detailing their experiences, both of drinking and […]
What is an Alcohol or Drug Intervention
An intervention usually takes place when it is believed the situation is so serious that there is nothing else that can be done. The process is usually instigated by family or friends of the person who has an alcohol or drug problem. The nature of an intervention can vary quite a lot, but there are […]
The Serenity Prayer
Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step organizations use several different readings and sayings that help members. Some of these sayings are best known at meetings, others in the literature. Perhaps the best-known of these is a prayer, commonly referred to as the serenity prayer. It may be one of the first things someone learns in […]
AA Quote of the Day
‘I used to judge myself by my intentions while the world was judging me by my actions’ Quote from Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
What is a 12 Step Program?
A 12 step program normally refers to the recovery process outlined in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, that has been subsequently adopted by a number of other organisations that help people with various addictions and problems. The book Alcoholics Anonymous was written by the early members of AA, and was intended to be a record of […]
What Is So Scary About Step Four?
Step Four is often thought of as the bogeyman and is portrayed as a turning point for people once they have initially got sober. It is sometimes seen as almost a litmus test as to whether people are really willing to begin the process of facing themselves and their demons. In reality, there are really […]
What is Alcoholics Anonymous?
Most people have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, and know that it has something to do with people stopping drinking. People also have very different and often conflicting views of what an alcoholic is, and also the difference between someone who is an alcoholic and a heavy or problem drinker. Some people are also wary of […]
What Happens at an AA Meeting?
What should in fact be a relatively simple question, is often quite difficult to answer, simply because there is normally another issue underlying it. For many people, going to an AA meeting itself is an acknowledgement or a recognition of the fact that they may have a drink problem, and this is often a huge […]