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Sunday, February 3, 2008

continued research


once again, for those who feel I am unfairly denigrating AA,
what I AM doing, is tracking the latest psychological
and medical studies, that put the current methods to the test.

from Stanton Peele;

What do I see as the advantages of the "maturing out" approach? Many consider that the "disease" model allows people to feel their addiction is not their fault, and that they should seek help to overcome it. In the maturing out approach, people come to see that "recovery" is a natural process that is more likely than not to occur as long as they make realistic progress in the key areas of their lives. The addiction is not lifelong and all-powerful; rather, it is something with which ordinary people like themselves can come to grips. Armed with this perspective, many people find additional strength and motivation to pursue a path of health and growth that will put the addiction in their rear view mirrors.

this flies in the face of the "tried and failed" 12 step mantras that preach disease, powerlessness and permanence.

since i seek a path to recovery through behavior modification and not antiquated disease or moral decay theories, these views are relevant and important to my continued recovery

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3 comments:

MICKY said...

Dear Jack,
There is absolutely no scientific foundation to the notion that some people have an allergy to alcohol.

An allergy (more properly speaking – hypersensitivity) is a well-defined medical condition where the body produces antibodies in response to an antigen.

A detailed description can be found in wikipedia.en.wikipedia.org
No scientific researcher has ever found any human who produces antibodies in response to alcohol.

I, MICKY, AM A GIFT TO ALL PEOPLE.

Fireman John said...

before folks think i have become a micky convert, let me state that we have similar scientific beliefs;
but i dont subscribe to the god is the only way to recovery assertion

MICKY said...

Dearest Johnny,

Description:
EFTCoaa is a group committed to deprogramming from AA's cult doctrines. It is not our business nor is it our mission to determine for our members how they should handle alcohol in their personal lives.

Some people wish to abstain, while others choose to moderate. This is not an alcoholism recovery group. What we agree on is that we DO wish to be free of AA Stepism.

What IS our mission is to help individuals, who have been harmed by AA and see it as a cult, to deprogram themselves from it's destructive thinking.

The wounds that cults leave behind are deep and lasting, and it is our hope that EFTCoaa will be a place to demystify and de-sanctify 12 step rhetoric that stays in the thought processes long after a person has left the AA cult.

We promote personal empowerment rather than powerlessness; freethinking rather than rigid non-thinking obedience; choice rather than fear and terrorizing; and freedom to live ones life as one sees fit.

There are 2 things we do not tolerate and will ban members for: proselytizing for AA and abusive personal attacks on members. This place is to be a safe haven for many minds with many ideas. The whole point is to regain our individuality. We are not professionals.

We encourage those who need medical attention to seek it, and maintain links to other groups for support of abstinence such as Rational Recovery, S.O.S., SMART etc.

DARE TO ASK YOURSELF 7 QUESTIONS:
1. Do you feel that A.A. is NOT the only road to Sobriety?
2. Do you take issue with being chided for questioning the “Program”?
3. Are you troubled by AA's Religious foundation?
4. Have you been greatly harmed by AA?
5. Do you ever wonder if AA is a cult?
6. Do you question being told that you cannot be angry?
7. Have you been forced to admit powerlessness over your life in a way that empowers other members while it diminishes you?

If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, EFTCoaa just might be a YAHOO group for you.

I, MICKY, AM THE LORD'S LIGHT & SALVATION FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

 
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