The widespread abuses in the addiciton treatment industry and the
Twelve Step recovery group movement constitute the newest twist in the war
to nullify the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution.
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Many people recognize that they may have a drinking problem, but they are not aware that there are alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous. For some people, Alcoholics Anonymous is not an attractive option. Here are a few simple techniques that can help you beat the bottle without Alcoholics Anonymous.
From the website: "The International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD), part of the Open Society Public Health Program, works to advance the health and human rights of people who use drugs. Through grantmaking, capacity building, and advocacy, IHRD works to reduce HIV, fatal overdose, and other drug-related harms; to decrease abuse by police and in places of detention; and to improve the quality of health services. IHRD supports community monitoring and advocacy, legal empowerment, and strategic litigation. IHRD's work is based on the understanding that people unwilling or unable to abstain from illicit drug use can make positive changes to protect their health and that of their families and communities."
This site discusses Buprenorphine (Subutex and Suboxone) at length in an easy and interesting way.
This site differs from most traditional Cult Busters sites that primarily focus on religion. The objective is to provide critical thinking for analyzing 12 step treatment procedures for alcohol and drug addiction, when compared to traditional religious cults. Also recommend alternative recovery rehabilitation programs and procedures; and provide an extensive Christian testimony.
Since 1980, the penalties for driving under the influence have grown in severity, and rightfully so, but now on the path to restoring your license stands the possibility of Alcoholics Anonymous. If court-ordered AA is deemed necessary, exposure to labels like diseased and alcoholic could very well make a onetime mistake feel like a deep-seated problem. Remember: the decision to drive under the influence is always yours, but what follows may be out of your control..
It's an exciting time to be working in the field because debates about the nature of addiction and its treatment abound. Such discussions prompted me to re-evaluate my approach, based on my training and experience working with teens and their families. I"m now convinced we can more effectively treat substance use disorders through knowledge of the public health issues determining the landscape that addiction treatment providers must navigate.
he Influence is a journalistic publication covering the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs and potentially addictive behaviors. We explore the nature of addiction and the various responses to it, as well as political, scientific and cultural aspects of our field. We aim neither to promote nor to demonize drugs, and we approach our subject open-mindedly, with respect for different lifestyles.
Maia Szalavitz is a columnist at The Fix. She is also a health reporter at Time magazine online, and co-author, with Bruce Perry, of Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential??¢??and Endangered (Morrow, 2010). She broke the story of abuse of teens at rehabs nationwide in her book, Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids (Riverhead, 2006).
An article written in 1984 by Francesca Alexander and Michele Rollins.
The article was published in the periodical California Sociologist. The authors attended AA meetings in order to gain a better understanding of the fellowship of AA.
Conclusion: AA = cult
For decades, Alcoholics Anonymous has promoted themselves as a non-religious treatment for the disease of alcoholism. In reality, AA is a deeply religious program of faith-healing that believes alcoholism is directly caused by the Seven Deadly Sins. The author successfully sued to have mandatory attendance at AA ruled unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution; this book is a dissection of the indoctrination method that he was forced to witness, a step-by-step analysis of how AA converts unsuspecting members to the AA religion. AA has been able to position itself as this state-mandated religion by promoting itself with a cynical, dishonest semantic deception; they classify themselves as ???spiritual, not religious???.