~ by Dr. Al Mooney ~
Our work on The Recovery Book revision is developing steam. I can't wait to share more about the specifics of our new Zone System -- we hope it will help people to better understand the whole process of recovery by using color zones of red, yellow, and green.
In the meantime, I'd like to get some input from the recovery community on a section of the book we're now updating: Chapter 6 - Getting To Know Alcoholics Anonymous (first edition), which orients a newcomer to AA and 12-step culture.
In that chapter we try to give people some essential information that can be critical in making a quick and informed connection to AA, NA, and other mutual support fellowships. I'd love to hear your ideas on how we can improve that chapter. Are we missing anything? What sections might be improved? Are there other ways to make it easier for people to join AA or other groups? Please take a look at Chapter 6 in your copy and let us know what you think. Or, if you don't have the first edition of the book, let us know your general thoughts on the best ways to connect with mutual support groups.
You can post your thoughts in the comments below, or send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help and insights!
Al Mooney, MD