Early Recovery

Alcoholism as a Disease

Information and links via the Free Dictionary

What About The Way I Drink?

Our drinking patterns can sometimes tell us more than our drinking volume.

Denial Ain’t a River in Africa

Fifty ways to say you’re sober (when you ain’t)


Everyone has grieving to do in recovery.

Why We Don’t Get Better Immediately…
Post-acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

It takes our brains and bodies much longer to recover than seems reasonable.
Here’s why, and what we can do to help things along.

What About All Those Meetings?

“I’m no alcoholic; I’m a drunk. Alcoholics go to meetings.”

Well, What About ‘Em?
Going to Meetings

There are more kinds of meetings than are drempt of in your philosophy, Horatio.

Cheers, without booze or drugs

Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came — home groups.

White Flags and Making Friends
By Chuan Pu Shakya

Replacing our drinking buddies (unless they want to come along for the ride)

Religion, or Spirituality? A Checklist

Some newcomers (and oldtimers) can’t handle the God stuff. No excuse for not being spiritual. See for yourself — and below for more.

The Religion and Spirituality Thing

A discussion of the checklist above.

Spirituality and the Twelve Steps

Why you need to get spiritual, whether you believe in God, Allah, Ahuramazda or the oak tree across the street.