AA Anxiety

This morning I baulked at the door of an AA meeting. As I hurried home through the early dawn light I thought to myself “If I can baulk at the door with a few weeks short of twenty-five years of sobriety under my belt, how must it be for the newcomer? Or the...

Harm Reduction or Abstinence?

Back when I was training in the challenging arena of addiction in Los Angeles in the eighties, with pretty much every chemical known to man available if you knew where to go, and an abundance of cocaine, marijuana and alcohol on virtually every street corner, the...