Published in the Courier Mail Tuesday, 8 September 2009 by Graham Readfearn
THE year 1938 should have a significant place in the lives of two of the world’s largest groups of addicts – two collectives which whether we like it or not, we’re more than likely a fully signed-up member to at least one of them.
1938 is the year when the founders of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement first established their very godly 12 steps to unravelling lives from the demon drink. That same year – within just a few weeks of a key meeting in the life the AA movement – US geologists struck oil in Saudi Arabia, a country which more than any other has fed the world’s addiction to cheap fuel. While one group work on a cure, another finds a wholly more substantial and pervasive substance to get addicted to. More