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Addiction Recovery: 12 Steps and Beyond

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Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery programs often invoke (or require) a "Higher Power." How effective is this, and are there better alternatives for beating addiction and overcoming ?  We explore 12-step programs, the often religious language they use, and some secular alternatives.

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Jon Stewart’s blog: “Leaving AA, Staying Sober” https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com
Jon Stewart’s article in The Guardian:  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/29/alcoholics-anonymous-saved-my-life-but-i-lost-my-faith

Recovery resources suggested on the show:
https://www.seculartherapy.org/
http://lifering.org/
https://www.the-sinclair-method.com/
http://www.sossobriety.org/
http://www.smartrecovery.org/
http://www.refugerecovery.org/

 

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