In today’s episode, The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie talks with Teddy W—a recovering alcoholic, now 16 years sober. It’s real. In-depth. Fascinating and Down-to-earth. Together, they talk about alcoholism, its deceptive attraction, how it can take over lives, how Alcoholics Annonymous (AA) works and the absolutely freeing and transformative power of persistent good habits. Many today don’t realize that alcoholism is like the elephant in the room that nobody talks about. Although drug overdose deaths dominate headlines, excessive drinking is the #1 leading cause of preventable death in the United States. From 2015 to 2019, alcohol was responsible for more than 380 deaths per day. It affects each of us in some way, if not through our own experiences then through those of friends, family or colleagues. This episode is a fabulous insider view with inspiration for everyone!
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The AA book on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions
For meetings local and worldwide — download the Meeting Guide app at Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.meetingguide and the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/meeting-guide/id1042822181#?platform=iphone
Basic Information about A.A.: https://www.aa.org/sites/default/files/literature/assets/f-2_InfoonAA.pdf
A Newcomer Asks pamphlet: https://www.aa.org/sites/default/files/literature/assets/p-24_anewcomerask.pdf
Is There An Alcoholic In Your Life pamphlet: https://www.aa.org/sites/default/files/literature/assets/p-30_isthereanalcoinyourlife.pdf
Help and hope for the families and friends of alcoholics is also available via the Al-Anon Family Groups: https://al-anon.org
The God Word Pamphlet: https://www.aa.org/sites/default/files/literature/assets/p-86_theGodWord.pdf
The A.A. Member – Medications & Other Drugs: https://www.aa.org/sites/default/files/literature/assets/p-11_aamembersMedDrug.pdf
The Stanford Study, which was mentioned on the show. https://www.aagrapevine.org/AALjune2021