For those of you interested in the Dr. Drew/Lindsay Lohan dust-up, and the larger question it opens up re AA’s status as the government-mandated treatment program of choice. Just to pre-empt an often true, but ultimately nonproductive line of reasoning, let’s try to move beyond the simplistic “if it doesn’t work, you’re not doing it right” tautology. Comments?
read the article
LA Times, Opinion
July 30, 2010
Amy Lee Coy
This quadriplegic, alcoholic artist, whose controversial cartoons pushed the boundaries of propriety with often shocking and offensive work, died yesterday at age 59.
read the Washington Post obituary
By T. Rees Shapiro
Thursday July 29, 2010
The cartoons live on at Callahan Online.
One of ours?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010, Paula Forbes from Eater.com
Quotidian Buzz welcomes the first member!
You might have heard this before:
- Don’t drink.
- Go to meetings.
- Help another alcoholic.
It really is that simple.
What do you think?
What do you think of this article by Stanton Peele from the Huffington Post “AA Isn’t the Best Solution“?
This article had a weird slant; it seemed to imply that all alcoholics in recovery are just seconds away from relapse at any time. Perhaps it was just NYT trying to create drama. Good article, though.
Summer in a Sober House: Avoiding the Undertow of Temptation, New York Times, June 9, 2010