by Joichi Ito

This blog

in This Blog

Thu, 01 Jan 2004, 17:46

I quit drinking last year and blogged about it. Since then, I have received phone calls, chats, email and comments on my blog from people supporting me and sharing experiences with me. It's been an incredibly rewarding experience.

I'm fascinated with AA and with all of the methods people have developed to support their efforts to not drink.

This is a blog dedicated to people who have chosen not to drink. We will share our experiences, observations and ideas about not drinking.

Personally, blogging about not drinking has helped me enormously in thinking about this and I'm hoping that maybe we can discover a way to allow other people to use this medium to help them not drink as well. I think we can learn a lot from AA, but maybe we can discover new methods that weren't available when the 12 steps were written.

A few thoughts about the focus of this blog. I think we should 1) not be judgemental or negative in any way about people who drink or choose other ways to manage their drinking, 2) focus primarily on people who have chosen to quit drinking alcohol (although discussion addiction in general in the context of drinking obviously makes sense), 3) have a meta discussion about blogging and other technologies and organizational structures that can help in the way that AA helps its members.

The authors will be selected by myself, but people who contribute consistantly in the comments will be invited to become authors. If and when this discussion exceeds the scope of this humble blog, we'll decide what to do next.

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