New Bestselling Books on World Wisdom

An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism: The Wisdom of the Sages by Jean C Cooperedited by Joseph A. FitzgeraldThis beautifully illustrated book introduces the reader to the history and development of Taoism, one of the great religious and philosophical movements in Chinese thought. Chapters include discussions on the concept of the Tao (or Way), the symbolism of…

Book Review: Divine Therapy & Addiction

Centering Prayer and the Twelve Stepsby Father Thomas Keating In this major new work, Father Thomas Keating reflects on the wisdom and legacy of the AA Twelve Step method and its connections to, and similarities with, the Christian mystial traditions of centering prayer and Lectio Divina.  In conversation with a long-time member of AA meetings,…

Recovery Apps for your Phone

iRecovery – Addiction Recovery TrackerBy Hope & Freedom Counseling Services Finally there is a tool that will help you track your recovery from addiction—any addiction. iRecovery assigns recovery points for various recovery activities and then tracks your progress week by week. You may add your own activities to truly customize your own recovery program. The…

How Meditation May Change the Brain

January 28, 2011, 10:29 AMThe New York TimesHealth How Meditation May Change the BrainBy Sindya N. Bhanoo Over the December holidays, my husband went on a 10-day silent meditation retreat. Not my idea of fun, but he came back rejuvenated and energetic. He said the experience was so transformational that he has committed to meditating…

Alcoholics Anonymous Membership Survey

In 2007 more than 8,000 A.A. members from the U.S. and Canada participated in a random survey of the membership. Similar studies have been conducted every three years since 1968 by the General Service Office. Alcoholics Anonymous conducts this survey to keep members informed on current trends in membership characteristics. The survey also provides information about…

The Future of AA, NA and Other Recovery Mutual Aid Organizations

by William L. White, MACounselor, April 2010, 11(2), 10-19.  Addiction recovery mutual aid societies have played a significant role in the resolution of severe alcohol and other drug problems throughout the world and have exerted a particularly profound influence on the professional treatment of addiction (Humphreys, 2004; White, 2004). The purpose of this article is to…