The Thinking Atheist

Addiction Recovery: 12 Steps and Beyond

Addiction Recovery: 12 Steps and Beyond

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.Support Our Sponsor:The Great Courses Plus:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethJon Stewart’s blog: “Leaving AA, Staying Sober” https://jonsleeper.wordpress.comJon Stewart’s article in The Guardian:  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/29/alcoholics-anonymous-saved-my-life-but-i-lost-my-faithRecovery 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/

Duration: 2 hr 11 min

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