Videos on Alcoholism recovery worth watching
I’m An Alcoholic: My Name Is…
Here are a couple of things that I have watched this week. The first was on Channel 5 in the Uk and was called I’m An Alcoholic: My Name Is…. You can watch the whole thing here http://www.channel5.com/shows/im-an-alcoholic-my-name-is/episodes/my-name-is-and-im-an-alcoholic but I have put a small section from YouTube below.
It contains 7 people who have become alcoholics and who have managed to beat the drink to a greater or lesser extent after loosing control. It certainly deals with alcoholism in a sensitive way and includes people who have used Smart Recovery, AA and Therapy to get well. I think it is a good time of the year to show this as many are attempting a dry January and will have realised that stopping is hard. I think seeing other people who have succeeded will help motivate them to get the help that they need. Many people do have problems with alcohol now and do need help. It is good to see these brave people from a wide range of backgrounds telling their story which will hopefully help break the stigma of looking for support with stopping alcohol. This was something that stopped me seeking help when I needed it until things got really bad.
Gabrielle Glaser on The Atlantic.
I had not seen this recording from last year and although the audio is out of sync it is well worth watching. The Atlantic editor Scott Stossel interviews Gabrielle Glaser, author of “Her Best Kept Secret” and recently, “The False Gospel of Alcoholics Anonymous.”
It is a really interesting discussion with Gabrielle who I met in London last year and who has done a lot to highlight how out of dat a lot of addiction treatment is.
I think we need a lot of open discussion about this type of thing as so many people are not finding the type of solution that would really help them, thanks to the dominance of the 12 step solution. This is a real problem as AA only really helps quite a small number of people that try it. It has been around the longest and is by far the most well established, but not the most efficient way of beating alcoholism.Google+