The Salvation Army & its role in substance abuse recovery

Commonly known today for its second-hand stores, homeless shelters, job training programs, and food pantries, one of the Salvation Army's earliest missions was the rehabilitation of people addicted to alcohol. Read More…

How Does Sponsorship Work?

In Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-Step program, a sponsor is someone who has been where we want to be in the 12-Step program, and might be in a position to help us get there. Read More…

The Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

In order to fully understand the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), it would be necessary to look at the organizations that preceeded it, namely A First Century Christian Fellowship, which became the Oxford Group Movement, and then Moral Re-Armament. Read More…

Am I Addicted? 64 Questions

I am recommending this book for a number of good reasons. For the most part, it's an easy read. Although the author is credentialed, the book is designed for those who need the help, rather than for the professionals doing the helping. Read More…

Happiness in Recovery

Those who are comfortable in sobriety will fight hard to maintain it. Those who are unhappy in recovery will eventually come to view recovery as being all about giving things up. Read More…