alcoholics anonymous

Compassion, Not Patriarchy, at A.A. Meetings

Compassion, Not Patriarchy, at A.A. Meetings

Three readers rebut an Op-Ed article that was critical of A.A. “Walking into my first A.A. meeting was the single bravest thing I have ever done,” one writes.
How a Crusader Wins

How a Crusader Wins

John Koufos has worked for decades with people and organizations on both sides of the red-blue divide to fight mass incarceration — a movement now getting some traction.

For Years, Alcohol Was My Only Comfort. Then It Nearly Killed Me.

“If you lived my life, you would drink, too.” I knew I was an alcoholic, but under no terms did I want to do anything about it.

For Years, Alcohol Was My Only Comfort. Then It Nearly Killed Me.

“If you lived my life, you would drink, too.” I knew I was an alcoholic, but under no terms did I want to do anything about it.

For Years, Alcohol Was My Only Comfort. Then It Nearly Killed Me.

“If you lived my life, you would drink, too.” I knew I was an alcoholic, but under no terms did I want to do anything about it.
The New Sobriety

The New Sobriety

Everyone’s sober now. Even if … they drink a little?
For These Australian Prisoners, a 14-Month Wait Without Being Sentenced

For These Australian Prisoners, a 14-Month Wait Without Being Sentenced

Alyson Colquitt was arrested on a drug charge in 2015 and spent more than year in custody before being convicted.
Inside Marijuana Anonymous, the group for people addicted to weed

Inside Marijuana Anonymous, the group for people addicted to weed

As weed legalization spreads, more people are talking about addiction.
Rejected by A.A.

Rejected by A.A.

The applause rang out in the drab meeting hall across the river from David Hockenbury’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. David’s heart was pounding, and he felt his cheeks flush under the gaze of the
The Saturday Profile: An Affable Canadian Author With a Penchant for Murder

The Saturday Profile: An Affable Canadian Author With a Penchant for Murder

The crime novelist Louise Penny makes bad things happen in placid Canadian territory. “I am a killing machine but a happy one,” she said. “I get all my resentments out in my books.”
I’ve Been Sober for 6 Years and I Miss Getting Drunk, but I Don’t Miss Being a Drunk

I’ve Been Sober for 6 Years and I Miss Getting Drunk, but I Don’t Miss Being a Drunk

I miss alcohol. I’ll just tell you straight up: I miss it. No bullshit.Read more...
Decades After Alcohol Ban, Iran Admits It Has a Problem

Decades After Alcohol Ban, Iran Admits It Has a Problem

Nasser, a taxi driver who has been sober for three years, serving tea at an Alcoholics Anonymous association meeting last month in Tehran.

Twenty three years…one day at a time

Today, as I have done on June 6 of the 22 previous years, I will face a group of people — some that I know, others I have not seen for a while and still others I’m meeting for the first time — and I