Posts critical of AA

Posts that are critical of the 12 step AA movement.

Rational Email

It is always good to get an email from somebody who has found the site helpful. I got permission from Tim who wrote this to put this on the site. I also used some of the ideas from Rational...

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Unhelpful AA sponsors

I try not to be critical of other people's recovery solutions. I feel is a private matter for the individual to decide which solution is best for them. I have been critical of those who call themselves anti-AA. I...

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The Thinking Atheist 12 Step Episode:

Here is a quick post to link to an excellent podcast about recovery. It is by The Thinking Atheist  and the topic is 12 Step Recovery. Many who go to AA etc, are put off by the religious side of...

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous a Destructive Cult?

Jon who often does podcasts with me and has his own blog https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com which is really worth reading has done this podcast with Chris Shelton about the cult side of AA. This is what he says about it. I did a podcast with...

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Anti AA forums and blogs.

Old Post about Anti AA sites Back when I started this blog in 2013, I wrote a post about the Anti AA world https://www.recoveringfromrecovery.com/anti-aa-sites/  which generally gets about 20 views a day, despite being quite old. I suppose this is...

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Monica Richardson- The 13th Step Film

The 13th step Film - Monica Richardson Today I met up again with Monica Richardson who has made The 13th Step film, which is a documentary about issues in AA. it is well worth watching and if you are in...

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Monica Richardson 13th Step Film 2017

Monica Richardson 13th step film A few of you who ave followed this blog will remember me supporting Monica Richardson for making her film the 13th Step. Some of us met up at a preview show in London over a...

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“Bob K. on AA’s Past, Present and Future”

I was sent this link by Jon https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com who has done many podcasts with me over the past year or so. He listened to this podcast at AABeyondbelief.com which he recommended to me. I found it very interesting and will read the...

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Our Relationship to Addiction | Steven Slate | TEDxTahoeCity

Our Relationship to Addiction | Steven Slate | TEDxTahoeCityA great Ted Talk by Steven Slate about the reality of problems caused by treatment solutions for addiction. I have followed Steven Slate since I read his intelligent contributions to the...

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Maia Szalavitz about addiction treatment

An interesting piece by Maia Szalavitz about addiction treatment in USA in the GuardianThe surgeon general’s new report, Facing Addiction, is chock full of statistics intended to startle people into action. One in seven Americans will experience a problem with...

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