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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Lifton’s Eight Criteria of Thought Reform and AA.

Does AA use thought control and fit the Lifton’s Eight Criteria of Thought Reform. On the latest podcast that I have done with Jon Stewart who blogs at https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com we discuss the idea of thought control or thought reform, being...

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Reflection on AA

Reflection on AA, the good and bad points of Alcoholics Anonymous People seem to love or hate AA, especially on online recovery forums such as http://www.thefix.com. You often see people from either side, trying to take over any discussion about...

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General Chat

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Quicksand C.A. Sheckels

Quicksand The Darker Side of 12 Step programs C.A. Sheckels One of the great things about the modern Information age is that people with a specific interest now have the opportunity to self publish their own books which are free...

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Internet Addiction and Trolling by those recovering from substance addiction problems.

Internet Addiction and Trolling by those recovering from substance addiction problems. This is an old post but I can see that many people are reading it via a link from women for sobriety at the moment. I hope you do not...

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http://www.orange-papers.org/forum/ points at AA on 75th anniversary of the Big Book.

http://www.orange-papers.org/forum/ Anti AA site points at AA on 75th anniversary of the Big Book. This is an out of date post as the Orange Papers site does not seem to exist anty more. It therefore contains some dead links. I...

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Criticism of AA is nothing new

Criticism of AA or Alcoholics Anonymous is nothing new! AA ignores the doctor's opinion! I recently read "The Sober Truth" which is an excellent book by Lance Dodes. It questions the methods used by Alcoholics anonymous such as the steps, and shows...

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Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry.

Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry. Dr. Lance Dodes This book has just come out today and I downloaded it from kindle. I have read the first chapter and think it would appeal to...

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The Dry Drunks of Alcoholics Anonymous!

The Dry Drunks of Alcoholics Anonymous I always found the term “dry drunk” to be one of the most stupid and condescending terms used by AA members to belittle others. It is generally used as an insulting term for those...

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