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Where to Find 12-Step Spiritual Support

Thank you for all the sincere and supportive posts on the item I wrote last week about Alcoholics Anonymous.

Beliefnet has an ongoing 12-Step Spirituality support group.

And here‘s the last piece we ran about Buddhism and the 12 Steps, accompanied by excellent AA-related links including Paul O’Donnell’s interview with Susan Cheever about her biography of AA founder Bill Wilson.

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posted August 3, 2006 at 7:26 pm

Cheever commits several factual errors and omissions in her bio of Bill Wilson. And often, her own biases bleed through. I liked it anyway. This reads like a novel, but never soft pedals the complexity and challenges of addicition and recovery. While I didn’t learn enything new about Bill Wilson or AA, this did enhance my respect for the simplicity and genius of the 12-Steps. To complement the article on Buddhism and the 12-Steps, here’s another that describes how many(like Catholics) experience the program. Good imagery and first person accounts. “>>

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