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Alcoholics Anonymous


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  • proper n. A self-supporting organization of alcoholic people, whose sole purpose is to provide mutual aid to obtain and maintain sobriety and to help others recover from the disease of alcoholism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism


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  • A while back I was talking about Alcoholics Anonymous to someone who'd been mandated to attend a DWI program, and he said with righteous conviction, "I hate A.A. It's all brainwashing."

    Judith Acosta: The Great American Trance

  • The radio rant also included derogatory statements about some of the women in his life (they're "turds"), Alcoholics Anonymous (it's a "bootleg cult") and Thomas Jefferson ("He was a p----").

    Two and a Half Men Ends Production for the Season Following Charlie Sheen's Radio Rant

  • Of course, I knew about Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, but I never took any of that seriously.

    A Perfect Fit

  • This felt a lot like going to an AA meeting, not that Alcoholics Anonymous had ever been my thing.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous also fall under the umbrella of outpatient treatment, even though what they offer is not actually considered treatment, because their programs are conducted by addicts in recovery rather than by professional addiction treaters.

    Helping the Addict You Love

  • Although, again, Alcoholics Anonymous is not a treatment, many people have found that when combined with professional treatment like counseling or psychotherapy it can be extremely helpful.

    Helping the Addict You Love

  • The third part—Treatment Options—explains what treatment is and what types of treatment are available, what to look for in evaluating a treatment facility, why and when detoxification may be necessary, the uses of psychotherapy in rehabilitation, the benefits of organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous, and some of the popular but, in my opinion, misguided strategies that you should avoid.

    Helping the Addict You Love

  • Along with Alcoholics Anonymous, Weight Watchers is one of the few brands founded on the concept of creating a sense of acceptance and belonging.

    Brand Sense

  • Sounds less like Alcoholics Anonymous, but more like Rent-a-Guy.


  • Sheen also belittled Alcoholics Anonymous and claimed he had cured himself "with my mind" after four weeks of drug and alcohol treatment at his home.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion


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