Context of the question: I am a nursing student that was given a case study of alcoholism. The subject of the study claims to be atheist. Question: What are some therapeutic options for alcoholism…Continue
"I came out at my NA home group around three years clean. Kind of a mixed response. Most have been supportive. I tried to capital B Believe for years. Guess I ask too many of the wrong sort of questions. I'm in a small community and I definitely…"
"AA says that their program is 100% effective. It's the no true scottsman fallacy ...
If you drift away from AA , then you didn't actually take the program seriously. If you attend all the meetings for 30 years and…"
"There is a secular offshoot of AA that includes the 12 steps. They just reword then in a way that is consistent with atheism.
There are also groups like Rational Recovery that have totally different programs, but actually better rates…"
"As a former addict my opinion is that addiction is not an illness, it's a compulsion based on fear of being without a crutch. Remove the fear and you remove the desire for the drug. It needs a subtle psychological shift…"
"They continually imply/state at the close of every single NA meeting that people who do not follow their particular religious abstinence program will end up in "jails, institutions, or death."
It is not the "take what you like, leave…"
"I agree completely with Holland's statement, "contact with previous friends will lead to relapse. even the ones who are not abusers will lead to contact of old bad habits. it is the whole old familiar environment that will lead to…"
"My doctor in the u.k said to me when I had a really heavy drink problem about going to the A.A for help,but as soon as he said he mentioned it I said no- way as I knew what they were about,I don't know about the U.S but in…"
"hello Angie, Please excuse my total ignorance but I had to look up what "Al-Anon" was being a non drinker from a non drinking family. You said "ex Al-Anon cult member" is it a cult and if so how so ?"
"I have been sober for 11 years with AA, being an open atheist since 4 years. I have found very difficult to continue the game of the "high power" to be happy and aware about what is going on with the alcohol's…"