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  • August 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

    dear dr. sack,

    i feel extremely concerned about this article as believe it is misleading and, honestly, i feel frightened.

    Alcoholics Anonymous is NOT evidence based – AT ALL.

    i see an excellent presentation of information about evidenced based modalities in this article then suggest to combine it with AA, which every person has the right to do and to know about, but you fail to mention SMART Recovery, Rational Recovery which ARE evidenced based.

    the there is Women for Sobriety, and whatever other programs that anyone can find through Google.

    folks, do your own research because if you find the authoritarian, Higher Powered approach unappealing, distasteful or even unacceptable, as i did, you do not have to accept that OPINION as gospel.

    SMART meetings are online every day several times a day and they are awesome. i am in training to be a SMART recovery facilitator and it was the answer i had been waiting for for 15 years while i was always told to go to AA.

    you don’t have to. you have options. discover the POWER of CHOICE.


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