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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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Is AA Wrong For You?

Although many people find that 12 step groups such as AA or NA are helpful for their drug or alcohol problems, a growing body of evidence suggests that just as many people may be harmed by 12 step programs as … Continue reading

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How HAMS Split Off From MM

“Breaking up is hard to do.” It was quite inevitable that the harm reduction faction within Moderation Management (MM) would eventually split off from MM and move on to do its own thing. The events of the summer of 2006 … Continue reading

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Alternatives To Alcoholics Anonymous

When the vast majority of Americans hear the words “drinking problem” the first and only thought which pops into their minds is AA. Whereas it is true that AA has helped a large number of people become abstinent from alcohol, … Continue reading

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