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CounselorChick says...Anne Fletcher - "it's great when it works."
Robert Meyers - "80% of people drop out of AA."
Clancy Martin - brilliant.
Stanton Peele - perfect.
NO Anne - it's NOT great when it works. AA puts you in a negative state of emotional judgment of yourself for the rest of your life.
NO Anne - no matter what William White claims that Wilson and Smith did not intend for AA to be for everyone, the big book of AA, does INDEED claim they have the only way.
"If you are having a problem with drinking too much alcohol, then you have a disease which only a spiritual experience will conquer. (The Big Book, 3rd Edition, William Wilson, page 44.)
You are powerless over alcohol. You can't quit. Your life is unmanageable. There you are, facing ruin again, and still you can't stop. The more you struggle, the worse you get. Even if you quit drinking, we can prophesy that you will suffer from strange mental blank spots where will power and self-knowledge will be useless, and you will start drinking again without even knowing what you are doing. Your defense must come from a Higher Power. (The Big Book, 3rd & 4th Editions, William G. Wilson, pages 59, 41-42, and 43.)
There are many, many, other examples. Read the book. It's all a bait and switch con game.
The term 'drop-out' is very judgmental term. Also, it's more like 95% who have been harmed by the 12 steps and choose to leave.
Anne Fletcher claims that AA did not work for her and yet ... She defends it. The indoctrination is so strong. AA is a dangerous religious cult. The end.