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Not Anonymous Anymore

7 September 2014 238 views One Comment

Not Anonymous Anymore

1.The Spirit of Things, ABC Radio National
Sunday 7 September 2014 6:05PM

Drug addicts and alcoholics make the news when their lives spin out and they land in jail, but recovering from addiction receives little or no attention. The Rev Bill Crews, Director of the Exodus Foundation in Sydney says that the courage, conviction and honesty of those in recovery have a spiritual dimension that is lacking in many churches.

Recovering alcoholics Ross Fitzgerald AM and Jessica M talk about the need to ‘come out’ ahead of the Sydney Recovery Walk, Sept 14. Includes personal stories of people in recovery.

2. Alan Jones – Professor Ross Fitzgerald

2GB, Friday September 12, 2014

Alan Jones talks to the author and academic Professor Ross Fitzgerald, about the “recovery walk being held in Sydney on Sunday to help those suffering addictions to drugs, alcohol and gambling

Listen to Alan Jones – Professor Ross Fitzgerald

One Comment »

  • Peter S. said:

    Dear Rachael,

    Thanks for your always entertaining and thought provoking programme.

    But I think you rather missed Ross’s and Jessica’s point. AA is not a model for a non-corporate community-based church praying to an external God. Rather, as Jessica and Ross made clear, AA is squarely based on suggestions, not rules, for recovery, unity and service. AA does not limit spirituality to an external God but rather extends it to embrace a non-theistic spirituality of one’s own understanding. Hence, no rules but simply a desire to stop drinking (however faint) is the only qualification for membership.

    Again many thanks for The Spirit of Things,

    Peter (27 years clean & sober with the help of AA)

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