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Re: I'm creating an 11 step program SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on September 1, 2021, at 12:06:33

In reply to Re: I'm creating an 11 step program undopaminergic, posted by SLS on August 31, 2021, at 14:24:55

> Hi U-D.
>

Hi SLS!

> 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.
>

Yes, some people really get into it. They can also volunteer for different things like leading meetings or becoming a sponsor.

> It's sort of like psychoanalysis. Expect to be on the couch once a week for the rest of your life.
>

I'm a great fan of psychoanalysis, but I'm also in favour of doing it as efficiently as possible.

> Indeed, the AA 12 steps model follows a printed rule-book to be followed explicitly.
>

That much is true.

> This is what I was exposed to. I don't know what any other group of AA members looks like.
>

Well, I admit I know even less!

> If a member of my family needed help to combat their addiction to alcohol, I would discourage them from going to AA.
>

It is my impression that AA is the last resort. You'd typically begin by trying to quit on your own.

> I would contact the University of Pennsylvania for recommendations.
>

Why?

-undopaminergic


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