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The NHS Endorses AA - After 80 Years

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Gradually things are changing. Public Health England, an NHS policy making body that has the mission to "protect and improve the nation's health", issued a briefing document at the end of last year which encourages GPs to make use of "mutual aid" groups like AA.

Is Alcoholics Anonymous Outdated and Sexist?

Jessica Smith | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Smith

A wife should never criticise her man or tell him what to do, lest he become angry enough to drink, and/or go off with another woman. Instead, she should concentrate on changing her own attitude, with the help of (a male) God.

The Blessing of Alcoholism

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Peck's praise of AA isn't some feelgood therapy technique to make addicts feel better about themselves. It is backed up by some really interesting points and can be read in his book Further Along the Road Less Travelled.

Are We All Addicts?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Many people sneer at the idea that addiction is a disease. "Surely so-and-so can just stop drinking" they say about alcoholics, unaware that an alcoholic can't control his craving for more drink -- just as a cancer or diabetes patient can't control the progression of his disease. Anyone who knows an alcoholic, or a hard core drug addict, will know that many of them desperately want to give up but are unable to.