Addicted – The Big 5

Addicted… to one or more of the Big Five? The Big Five addictions refer to people with alcoholism; plus those addicted to drugs; and gambling, those with eating disorders, and also people addicted to sex. Addicted to alcohol? Of the 12 step programs dealing with the five major addictions, AA is the big daddy at aa.org. Because it was founded first in 1936, the literature and organization of Alcoholics Anonymous stretches its tentacles into all the other 12 step fellowships. Because they all derive some tradition from the AA set-up there is more about AA in Everyone’s an Addict than any other fellowship. That [...]

Addicted – The Big 52018-06-02T11:12:34+01:00

Am I an addict? – What sort of addict am I?

When I consider the question am I an addict? I know that I am past asking that question so instead I ask: what sort of addict am I? My hypothesis is that everyone’s an addict, so if you ask yourself Am I an addict? and come up with the answer: “no” then it follows that you are an addict in denial. I had alcoholism from birth and was an alcoholic in denial for 34 years from age 14 to age 48 when I joined AA. Even at that stage, whether I had a drinking problem was up for grabs for at least six months until my [...]

Am I an addict? – What sort of addict am I?2018-06-02T10:22:50+01:00
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