Category Archives: Leaving

Getting unplugged from the Matrix

Debunking Tough Love and the Mind-Body Connection

It’s three and a half years since my thyroid was surgically removed (21st December 2011) after a long and arduous journey to get my symptoms taken seriously.  I’m doing much better now, but I still mourn the loss of my … Continue reading

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Adrenal Function in Alcoholism and Addictions (or it’s still not in your head)

Adrenal Function in Alcoholism and Addictions A common, but often ignored, component of alcoholism and some other addictions is fatigued adrenal glands.  Adrenal fatigue and its associated hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) may often precede substance abuse, and create physiological and … Continue reading

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Alcoholism by Lawrence Wilson, MD (or, it’s not in your head).

Lawrence Wilson MD is pro-AA but this article is one of several I want to post highlighting the role of the body in “alcoholism” – I feel many people sitting in meetings are NOT alcoholics, they just have an out … Continue reading

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Dictionary Definitions

When I was in AA, sponsors, old-timers, other members talked a lot about looking words up in a dictionary.  As part of my step two, my sponsor had me look up ‘came to’ ‘believe’ ‘restore’ and ‘sanity’ and this formed … Continue reading

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Carbon-Based Random Slogan Generating Machine …

If you have just left, and are still trying to figure out your arse from your elbow, I highly recommend the Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Blog. See here: http://donewithaa.wordpress.com/2009/05/02/unofficial-unoffical-aa-slogans/ Below, I have pasted a copy of an essay on Stinkin’ Thinkin’ that … Continue reading

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Things I will not miss about AA meetings

I’ve been thinking – as it fully sinks in that I have really left – about what I will not miss about AA. This is the counter-list I am writing in my head, as I deprogramme, to counteract the part … Continue reading

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Fellowship or false intimacy?

Today, I feel sad.  I can’t really pinpoint why.  It has been an ordinary day.  I took care of my horse.  Went to see my chiropractor for an adjustment and a massage.  I came home, had some lunch, read my … Continue reading

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