More than AA
The link leads to quite a good piece about the need for various options for people suffering other than AA. The writer also did not know about different approaches similar to me when he started recovery.
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Should atheists be forced to participate in faith-based recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)? The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently said no, unanimously siding with drug offender Barry A. Hazle Jr. after state officials mandated his participation in AA. Court documents state that Hazle’s requests for a secular alternative were repeatedly denied by both his parole officer and representatives from the state-contracted mental health service provider, West Care. For violating his parole, Hazle was arrested and incarcerated for over 100 additional days.Read more: Alcoholics Need More Options than AA | TIME.com http://ideas.time.com/2013/09/19/alcoholics-need-more-options-than-aa/#ixzz2mj1jlcoy