Category Archives: 12 steps

Project MATCH Gets an F in Psych 101

If I made a wiener out of fifty percent pork and fifty percent beef and labeled it and sold it to you as a 100% all beef kosher hot dog would I be committing fraud? Of course I would! But … Continue reading

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The Stages of Change Model Vs. the “Hitting Bottom” Model

When Prochaska et al did their extensive research on the change process they did not find evidence that a dramatic and traumatic event such as AA’s notion of “hitting bottom” caused people to change their behaviors. What they found instead … Continue reading

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Project MATCH Proves That Harm Reduction Works And 12 Step Programs Don’t

It is rather amazing that the US government spent 35 million dollars on a project as flawed and fraudulent as project MATCH. Project MATCH purported to compare 12 Step Treatment with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), … Continue reading

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I Am…

It was recently pointed out to me that the statement “I am ___.” is the most powerful statement in the world. If you say “I am depressed”, I am powerless” or “I am an alcoholic” you are just setting up … Continue reading

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Leaving AA

New blog up for people considering leaving AA http://leavingaa.com/  

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Free Harm Reduction teleseminar with Kenneth Anderson and Beverly Buncher

Free Harm Reduction teleseminar with Kenneth Anderson and Beverly Buncher – Register now http://beverlybuncher.com/key-5-teleseminar-on-harm-reduction-little-steps-to-big-changes/ Although conventional treatments based on the 12 steps have helped millions of people, the NIAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse) tells us that less than 20 … Continue reading

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Rehab claims another victim – Amy Winehouse dead at age 27

Are people ever going to get the message? Sending people to a rehab that tells them that they are powerless over alcohol and drugs is a sure way to make people drink and drug. Sending people to a rehab that … Continue reading

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