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AA: America’s Favorite Cult?

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Claiming that an organization that has unquestionably improved and saved innumerable lives is in any way a cult – a word with harshly derogatory connotations – will predictably stir up quite a bit of controversy amongst its members. Therefore, I will avoid stating outright that Alcoholics Anonymous is a cult; partially to avoid a wholly […]

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Addiction Therapy vs. the Twelve Steps

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Addiction recovery can be a long, intensive process. Until somewhat recently, addicts were often forced into abstinence through punishment, but we’ve come to see overcoming addiction as more of a therapeutic process that requires mental and physical treatments. However, this therapeutic model of addiction recovery isn’t the only model available. In fact, the twelve-step model […]