Our primary purpose is to stay free from lip balm and to help others achieve the same freedom.

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Ban
the
Balm!


The First
Step Towards
Solving the
Problem
is Admitting
You Have One!

The Industry of Addiction

Blistex
Includes a complete list of World's Most Beautiful Lips winners.

Chap Stick Conspiracy
Just like the corner drug dealer.

Carmex
Learn about the (crime) family-run company.

Vaseline Lip Therapy
Pulling our chains two different ways!

Mentholatum Co.
Using marketing on all fronts!

Sex Sells
How the Body Shop and others are doing it.

Un-Petroleum Products
Addicting your lips... naturally!

Lip Balm Drug Connection
Shocking new evidence that will make you believe!

The Marketing of Lip Balm
Secret documents show we're not making this up!

Balm for the Holidays
Balm is showing up in Christmas stockings!

Bonne Bell Lip Smackers
Getting your kids hooked is their primary goal.

The Nightmare Never Ends
See what else is in store for your children.

The Future of Lip Balm
New sizes and homeopathic effects keep the market going.

The Web of Addiction
Lip balm on the World-Wide Web.

Start Your Recovery Here!

Is Lip Balm Addictive?
Read what the "experts" say about this question.

Ask Lip Balm Anonymous
Where we answer questions from members and well-wishers.

Self Evaluation and Testimony of Addiction
See if you have a problem with lip balm dependency.

12 Steps and Testimony of Recovery
Need help quitting? Follow the 12 steps!

Addict Denial Page
For those who can't admit they have a problem.

The "I Hate LBA" Page
Some people just don't get it...

Testimony Archive
A large (160K) archive of testimony from around the world.

Lip Balm Anonymous Information

The History of Lip Balm Anonymous
Includes a list of major recent changes to our pages.

How You Can Help Lip Balm Anonymous
Includes a list of pages that link to LBA, as well our page's awards.

Lip Balm Anonymous News

Kevin C. appeared on the Kevin and Bean show on KROQ on August 7, 2007.

Kevin C. and Lip Balm Anonymous was the Pick of the Week at Yahoo! for June 18, 2007.

Kevin C. appeared on NBC's Today Show on January 27, 2007.

After more than ten years, LBA is keeping the faith. Thanks to web viewers like you, the word keeps spreading and people are overcoming the cycle of addition!

Link to 505 Unbelievably Stupid Web Pages on Amazon.comLip Balm Anonymous was rated #327 out of 505 in the new book 505 Unbelievably Stupid Web Pages. LBA is considering taking legal action against the author and publisher.

There is a nice article in the April 1, 2003 issue of the Des Moines Register. No foolin'

LBA was mentioned on the Paul Harvey show on March 12, 2003.

The Chicago Tribune published an article "'Addicts' of lip balm just can't kick the habit" on March 12, 2003. Kevin C. was quoted as saying "I don't think there's any coincidence that as tobacco declined, lip balm usage picked up."

Kevin C. appeared on Ontario's CKTB on March 4, 2003.

The Toronto Star had a nice article about lip balm addiction, including a link to LBA.

Twin Cities Report of Addictions: Richard Chin reports in a well-rounded report of lip balm addiction from the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Breaking News: A recent study Dr. Brad Radu at the University of Alabama at Birmingham indicates lip balm can have harmful effects. See further info below. LBA will be monitoring this study closely and will bring you further updates.

Overuse of a balm or jelly creates a crust on the lips which traps bacteria and fungi creating a state of permanent inflammation. The lips become irritated and the temptation is to apply even more balm, which just exacerbates the problem. To avoid this condition, known as cheilitis, it's a good idea to leave off lip balms and jellies every now - rather than routinely applying them each morning - so you give your lips a chance to 'breathe' naturally.

Canoe in Canada published an article on lip balm addiction.

Testimony of the Week

"I too am a lip balm addict. It all began for me on a Christmas morning in the early 1980s when Santa Claus gave me this. A Dr. Pepper Chap Stick. My life has never been the same since. But for me, and for millions of others, there is help out there."
Amy Robach, NBC News

To provide feedback, ask questions, contribute your own story please send e-mail to lipbalm@kevdo.com. We would especially like to hear from you if you've seen us mentioned in print or on the Web and we don't yet have reference to the publication. Thanks to all who have contributed!

The LBA URL Address for purposes of publication or site linkage is www.lipbalmanonymous.com.


Lip Balm Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using lip balm and there are never any fees for membership as we are self supported through our own contributions. We are not affiliated with any sect, denomination, political organization, or institution.

The Lip Balm Anonymous Home Page is produced by members and affiliates of Lip Balm Anonymous. While our pain and addiction do not obviously compare to the horrors our brothers and sisters suffering from alcohol or narcotics addiction are feeling, Lip Balm Anonymous supports those members of other 12-step programs and no harm or slight is intended by this page.

All images and text appearing on these pages are copyright 2007 by Lip Balm Anonymous and founder Kevin C., all rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.
Reproduction or retransmission of this material in any form is prohibited without expressed written permission.

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This page last modified on Tuesday, August 07, 2007.