Nuevo Vallarta Alcoholics Anonymous

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit • Mexico

Join us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 pm for our friends of Bill W. Alcoholic Anonymous recovery program meetings.  Our Men’s Meeting takes place every Thursday at 6:00 pm.

If you are living or visiting in the Riviera Nayarit area of Banderas Bay, we welcome you to our Paradise Village Plaza location, second floor.

We hope to see you soon.

For other AA and Alano Club meetings around the Puerto Vallarta area, please click here.

For helpful articles and links to help agencies in the United States, visit AlcoholAwareness.

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18Jan2016
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

PVAngels

A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Bucerias Festival, Fundraisers, Vallarta Cup, Sobriety Under the Sun, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

03Jan2016
Serenity Group of AA to Host 'Sobriety Under The Sun' Convention in Puerto Vallarta

PVAngels

This, our 14th annual convention, once again promises to be another memorable weekend with a great speaker line-up, workshops and AA and Al-Anon meetings. Join us on January 22-24, 2016.

27Jun2015
Juvenile Integration Center Puerto Vallarta Reports on Marijuana Comsumption

Juvenile Integration Center

It is noteworthy that at the national level, cannabis use was 70.3 per cent in 2008 and rose to 87.4 per cent in 2014, a 17 percent increase in just six years.

19Jun2015
Juvenile Integration Center of PV Joins Mexico's Race Against Addictions

Juvenile Integration Center

In Puerto Vallarta, the Sports Meeting will begin at 8:00 am on June 28 at the Agustín Flores Contreras Sports Arena (across from the Sheraton) as 55 cities across Mexico race simultaneously.

27Jun2014
Health Fair and Race Against Drugs at Vallarta's Sports Stadium

Juvenile Integration Center

The Juvenile Integration Centers invite you to the national race against addictions. On Sunday, June 29 a simultaneous race will be held in 31 states of Mexico to promote healthy lifestyles.

14Jun2014
Run the Race for 'International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking'

Juvenile Integration Center

The Juvenile Integration Center of Puerto Vallarta invites children, youths and adults of all ages to participate on June 29 at the Sports Stadium in the walk and race against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

10May2013
'Glee' Stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith's Post-Rehab Puerto Vallarta Vacation

E! OnLine

The Glee stars were spotted Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, earlier this week enjoying lunch. But this isn't the first time they've been spotted together since Cory checked out of rehab late last month.

27Dec2012
Puerto Vallarta has 19 Recorded Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers

Vallarta Opina

The State of Jalisco has 250 rehabilitation centers on record, of which 19 are located in the municipality of Puerto Vallarta. Sixty-nine of the centers are recognized at the federal level according to the Secretariat of Health Jalisco.

05Mar2017
North American Cocaine Use Is Way Up. Colombia's Coca Boom Might Be Why

The Washington Post

While much of the recent attention on drug abuse in the United States has focused on the heroin and opioid epidemic, cocaine has also been making a comeback. It appears to be a case of supply driving demand.

01Mar2017
POTUS Promised to End the Opioid Painkiller and Heroin Epidemic. A Wall Won't Do That

Vox

The evidence shows that stricter border security just can’t overcome drug traffickers - but a solution is desperately needed.

03Feb2017
Tostitos' Super Bowl Bag Hooks You Up with Uber if You're Too Drunk to Drive

The Fix

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Uber, and Tostitos teamed up for Super Bowl 2017 with the goal of preventing inebriated partiers from driving. How? By creating the first-ever, limited-edition, alcohol-activated bag of chips.

25Jul2016
Counterfeit Pills Laced with Deadly Opioid Infiltrating Drug Market, DEA Says

The Guardian

The illegal drugs look like known prescription painkillers and contain high amounts of fentanyl as law enforcement says problem is expected to escalate.

23Jun2016
Relieving Pain and Fighting Addiction: We Have to Come to Grips with the Challenge

AlterNet

The use of opium-based analgesics to treat pain is quite a conundrum. Can we find a better way?

02May2016
Dying for Treatment - Inside America's For-Profit Drug Rehab Industry

VICE

VICE editor Wilbert L. Cooper traveled to Southern California, the region with the highest concentration of high-end rehab clinics, to explore the peculiar and troubling side of the for-profit addiction treatment industry.

28Apr2016
Inside the Secretive, Abusive World of Mexico's Private Drug Rehab Centers

VICE News

Mexican authorities provide very limited treatment for addicts, and almost no residential care, which means families struggling to cope rely almost exclusively on privately-run centers.

14Apr2016
Groundbreaking First-Ever Study Reveals Effects of LSD on the Brain

The Fix

The crowdfunded study could have potential implications for LSD to eventually become a viable option for treating addiction and depression.

12Apr2016
Mexico's Catholic Church Greenlights Medical Marijuana, Nixes Recreational Use

PanAm Post

The Mexican Episcospal Conference declared it is in favor of the medical use of marijuana, though noted the harmful effects addiction can have to society over longer periods of time.

24Mar2016
World Health Commission Calls for End of Drug War

The Daily Caller

An international commission of medical experts is calling for global drug decriminalization, arguing that current policies lead to violence, deaths and the spread of disease, harming health and human rights.

24Feb2016
New Documentary Shows What a Humane Approach to Addiction Actually Looks Like

The Huffington Post

"Frontline" cameras spent a year chronicling not only the quiet devastation of the opioid epidemic but also the attempts of police officers and social workers, public defenders and prosecutors, to save the lives of addicted people without locking them up.

22Feb2016
Mexico City Develops Standards for Treating Female Substance Abusers

Global Press Journal

Olga Badillo Gonzlez opened the Crisol Amor y Esperanza rehabilitation center after working at another coed facility. She says she opened her own center after seeing first-hand the need to support women and provide them with specific care. Almost always, rehabilitation is aimed at men.

12Jan2016
MADD Starts #FightAffluenza Petition to Move Ethan Couch's Case to Adult Court

Inquisitr

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the international advocate pushing for an end to drunk driving, has started an online petition lobbying the Texas judicial system and called on supporters to spread awareness using the #FightAffluenza hashtag.

24Dec2015
Not Home for the Holidays? Set Up an Out-of-Town Meeting for Staying Sane & Sober

The Fix

If you haven’t done this in the past, you are going to be impressed. Across the world, 12-step members are so open and giving to out-of-towners, particularly over the holidays.

07Dec2015
A Divided Country Readies for Mexico's 2016 Domestic Drug Policy Debate

InSight Crime

The stage is now set for a 2016 drug debate between Mexico's courts and the Pena Nieto administration, with the two sides currently at odds over drug policy. Popular opinion, however, appears to favor the administration.

03Nov2015
Drugs, Booze and Anxiety Raise Death Rates Among White Middle-Aged US Citizens

New Scientist

A heady mix of booze, drug addiction and financial anxiety is dragging white, middle-aged people in the US to an early grave.

31Aug2015
How the Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became a Favored Street Drug

Delaware Public Media

Fentanyl is a favored painkiller because it acts fast. But it's also 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. The powerful drug has made its way to the streets and increasingly is being used to cut heroin - resulting in a deadly combination.

01Jul2015
Attorney General Arely Gomez Gonzalez Says 'Criminalization of Drug Users Intolerable'

La Jornada

According to the National Addiction Survey, almost six million Mexicans have tried illegal drugs at least once. Of this number, almost 400,000 are under 18.

27Jun2015
LatAm Countries Mull Failure of US-Led War on Drugs, Planning to Change Course

Xinhua News Agency

On the UN-designated International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Latin American countries mulled the failure of the hardball tactics in fighting drugs, planning to change course in the drug war.

30Apr2015
Alcoholism Shortens Lifespan By Nearly a Decade, Long-Term Study Finds

The Fix

Most are fully aware that heavy drinking is hard on the body, but a new study revealed alcoholism actually reduces one’s lifespan by an average of 7.6 years.

22Mar2015
A Legal Drug That's 50 Times More Powerful Than Heroin Blamed for Spike in Fatal Overdoses

Business Insider

Federal drug enforcement officials last week issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl, a powerful opioid often used to increase the potency of heroin and blamed for an “alarming” spike in deadly overdoses.

14Mar2015
Street Heroin Is Cheaper Than Oxycontin, and Overdoses Are Increasing

Epoch Times

The opioid drug OxyContin was changed to make it harder for people to abuse, but the modification had limited value. People may have simply switched to the less expensive but just as dangerous drug heroin.

29Nov2014
Heavy Drinking Increases a Woman's Injury Risk More Than a Man's

Reuters Health

Heavy drinking increases the risk of being injured, and far more so for women than men, researchers say. In a review of emergency department admissions in 18 countries, they also found that violence was involved in twice as many drinking-related injuries as were traffic collisions, falls or other causes.

13May2014
UN Agency Urges Greater National Action to Curb Alcohol-Related Deaths, Diseases

UN News Centre

More than three million deaths in 2012 were linked to alcohol with a steady increase in alcohol use among women, the United Nations health agency today reported calling on Governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases.

27Apr2014
Narconon Residential Drug Rehab Wing for Women Opens in Tijuana

PRWeb

In early April 2014, with festivities and drug education lectures, Narconon Tijuana in Baja California opened services for adult women to augment its existing service to adult men.

24Apr2014
Is Brain Restoration Therapy 'Too Good to Be True' for Addiction and Disease?

The Fix

Could megadoses of energy-giving NAD - which allegedly relieves withdrawal symptoms, flushes out stored drugs in the body and replenishes balance in the brain - really be the cure-all for addiction as well as many other diseases and mental health disorders?

18Apr2014
To Fight Hunger, Mazatlan Fishermen Donate Free Fish to Poor Families

The Mazatlan Messenger

In keeping with the Mexican National Crusade Against Hunger, directors of the National Chamber of the Fish and Aquaculture Industry united their forces this week to donate two tons of fresh fish to 2,000 families with limited economic resources living on the periphery of the city.

09Apr2014
Could a Reality TV Show Really Help Get Latin America Off Drugs?

Newsweek

If a reality show can reduce teenage pregnancies, why couldn't you make one to do the same for drugs? That was one of the ideas put forward at a forum on drug policy in Panama.

23Feb2014
Addiction Recovery: There's an App for That

The Fix

You might not know it yet, but your best friend and worst enemy in recovery may be the same tool you use everyday - your smartphone.

15Jan2014
Alcohol Consumption Cause of Nearly 80,000 Deaths Per Year in the Americas

EurekAlert!

A new study has measured the number and pattern of deaths caused by alcohol consumption in 16 North and Latin American countries.

31Aug2013
Time for Intervention: Drug Overdoses Are Killing More People Than Cars, Guns

The Huffington Post

The world can be a dangerous place, but even with all the bad drivers, treacherous heights and violence, more people are dying from drug overdoses than from any other cause of injury death, including traffic accidents, falls or guns.

19Apr2013
Can Virtual Reality Software Tools Treat Addiction?

Popular Science

The idea is that people will develop coping strategies, then take those strategies back to the real world. With coping mechanisms in their tool kits, users will get better, faster. But just because someone says no in a fake world, does that mean he'll say no in real life?

16Mar2013
A New Way to Party as Second 'Sober St. Patrick's Day' Goes Global

The Fix

You don't need to be wasted this weekend to show your love o' the Irish: Sober St. Patrick's Day is kicking off booze-free festivities across the globe this year.

06Feb2013
How Mexico City's Drunk Driving Crack Down is Making the City Safer

The Atlantic Cities

Mexico has one of the world's worst road safety records. But authorities say the message is slowly getting through that the country's laws are there to be obeyed. And there is evidence, particularly in Mexico City, that attitudes towards drunk-driving are changing for the better.

25Jan2013
As Mexico's Traffickers Ship Drugs North, They Leave Addicts in Their Wake

The Christian Science Monitor

Exponential growth in the trafficking of drugs through Mexico – destined for the large consumer market to the north – is leaving a growing number of addicts in its wake.

08Jan2013
The Fix: Are You an Invisible Alcoholic?

The Fix

High-functioning alcoholics are often hiding in plain sight - and they're often more dangerous than drop-dead drunks.

31Dec2012
Safer Streets: Mexico City Targets Drunk Drivers, Reduces Traffic Accidents

Infosurhoy.com

Nine years after its introduction, the Conduce Sin Alcohol (Drive Without Alcohol) program has reduced the number of accidents and deaths on the streets of Mexico City.

18Oct2012
Study Shows Alcoholism May beTwice as Deadly for Women as for Men

MyHealthNewsDaily

The women with alcohol addiction were five times more likely to die during the 14-year period of the study than women in the general population were. Among men with alcohol addiction, the death rate was about double that of men in the general population.

12Oct2012
New Indie Film 'Smashed' Tackles the Real Dangers of Social Drinking

The Fix

A movie out this weekend, which was a critics' favorite at both the Toronto and Sundance film festivals, follows a first grade teacher whose nightly drinking binges see her lose control of her life, leading her to attend AA meetings.

06Oct2012
Visions Theater Company: From Church Basement to Big Screen

The Fix

A long-running play about addiction and recovery that has reached thousands of addicts has become a movie.

05Oct2012
The Disturbing Truth About Workaholism

The Fix

Many people view "workaholism" as a virtue, or even a joke. But a spate of recent studies suggests the condition should be taken much more seriously.

20Sep2012
YouTube Videos Spread Recovery Hope

The Fix

Young People in Recovery is a series of stories told by young men and women about their new lives in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

31Aug2012
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day

overdoseday.com

Commemorating those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose, International Overdose Awareness Day also acknowledges the grief felt by their families and friends.

17Aug2012
The Different Types You Find in AA

The Fix

Go to enough meetings and you'll start to notice that many of the least appealing people you encounter can be divided into one of several different types. Here is our guide to eight of them.

02Aug2012
Film to Sensationalize Drug & Alcohol Recovery

The Fix

Greg Williams is seeking to create something unique. He's making a feature-length documentary about the estimated 23.5 million recovering Americans that he hopes will "sensationalize" their story: The Anonymous People.

12Jun2012
"Bill W. Day" Celebrates AA Co-Founder

The Fix

Hundreds gathered at Bill Wilson's grave Sunday on the 77th anniversary of the movement he pioneered.

28May2012
A Handy Guide to 12-Step Lingo

The Fix

AA has a lingo all its own - one that its members find equal parts off-putting, comical, and engaging. It's no wonder that scientists interested in social groups, language and customs often study AA.

18May2012
Bill W.: The First Intimate Documentary

The Fix

The AA co-founder had to wait 40 years after his death for an up-close and personal documentary, complete with a never-before-seen archival trove.

06May2012
Why Bill W. Wrote the 12 Steps Twice

The Fix

The AA founder penned two versions of the 12 Steps, separated by 15 years and a lifetime of troubles. Their differences will surprise you.

20Apr2012
Does AA Really Work? A Round-Up of Recent Studies

The Fix

Scores of studies have tried to analyze the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous. But statistics about the group's success rates are contradictory and often surprising.


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