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AA for Beginners – What You Need to Know

New to AA? Start here – a list of 9 quick-read articles answering all your important questions on getting started with the 12 steps.

Bored? Replace Cannabis with These 50 Activities

Boredom can kill a marijuana quit attempt, so don’t get bored! Here are 50 easy and enjoyable activities that substitute for getting high and help keep you distracted from your marijuana cravings.

Is Marijuana Maintenance a Good Idea?

Looking at the scientific evidence for and against marijuana as a substitution medication for alcoholism.

Too Smart for the 12 Steps? Why Showing Up Matters

There's an expression in AA that we've never met anyone too dumb to get this program but we have met people too smart to get it. Early recovery is a difficult time and we find that we must keep it simple if we are to find our way to a better life.

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Too Smart for the 12 Steps? Why Showing Up Matters
by Jim LaPierre - LCSW, CCS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
There's an expression in AA that we've never met anyone too dumb to get this program but we have met people too smart to get it. Early recovery is a difficult time and we find that we must keep it simple if we are to find our way to a better life. Read Article
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One of the finest compliments I receive from recovering alcoholics is that despite the fact that I am not an alcoholic, I understand how their minds work. I have profound respect for all the old sayings in AA. Some are open to interpretation - the "insanity of our disease" is a literal statement. Read Article
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