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Re: I'm creating an 11 step program undopaminergic

Posted by SLS on August 31, 2021, at 14:24:55

In reply to Re: I'm creating an 11 step program SLS, posted by undopaminergic on August 31, 2021, at 12:39:50

Hi U-D.

Our differing conceptions of AA is interesting. I was close to a few AA members and acquainted with quite a few others. Although I never attended a meeting, they were described to me along with the role of their sponsors in their lives. I attended some MICA groups composed mainly of AA members. They seem very dependent on AA for almost all aspects of their lives. It's sort of like psychoanalysis. Expect to be on the couch once a week for the rest of your life.

> > I know for sure that AA is exactly what many people need.

> I guess that is my point. Many people can't do it on their own, and they need psychosocial support.

I'll go one step further. Some people need a strict and consistent structure wherein they allow others to determine their day-to-day lives. They follow a prescription that directs their behavior with little deviation or input. Indeed, the AA 12 steps model follows a printed rule-book to be followed explicitly. This is what I was exposed to. I don't know what any other group of AA members looks like.

If a member of my family needed help to combat their addiction to alcohol, I would discourage them from going to AA. I would contact the University of Pennsylvania for recommendations.


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