Posts tagged "alcoholics anonymous"

Saving Addicts

From "Is Addiction Really a Disease?  A Challenge to Twelve-Step Programs," by Nicholas Grant Boeving at Tikkun:
Let me preface this by saying that I write as someone who has struggled with these issues both as an academic and as someone who has lived in the prison of chemical dependency. I have experienced the despair...

A 12-Step History? Not so fast.

Amy Levin: When religion in the news bestows a chance to show how complicated history can be, I’ll take it. Rabbi Shais Taub recently published an article in HuffPost Religion on Judaism and addiction recovery, explaining just how spiritually high some steps are in the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program. Taub has some compelling insights...

14 June 2004 Daily Links

Flag Day special: Supreme Court rules that God is good, at least as far as the Pledge is concerned. Well, not exactly — rather, the justices ruled that Michael Newdow does not have sufficient custody of his daughter to sue on her behalf. But then Rehnquist, Thomas, and O’Connor (Scalia recused himself) added that there was nothing...