Despite what the Buchmanites say, there are indeed options for you to liberate
yourself from addictive behavior. This page presents as many as possible.
It is always growing and, as you'll see, you'll find the cliche', "jails,
institutions and death" is nothing more than a veiled death threat in
the form of an empty slogan which spawned from narrow, atrophied,
A Crash Course In Ethics
Before you explore these options I invite you to take a crash course in medical
ethics and how they are contradicted by A.A. by reading these five key
The Hippocratic Oath
This is the crown jewel of medical ethics as affirmed by licenced practicing
medical physicians. It is where the idea of "First do no harm" originated.
A Patient's Bill Of Rights
This documents how hospitals and other clinical settings should respect the
fundamental inalienable rights of the patients.
Informed Consent (with a defintion of
"rational ideas" by Jack Trimpey and Maxie Maultsby, M.D.)
It is your fundamental right to know ALL of your treatment and medical options
and NOT to have alternatives withheld or censored.
As I learned the hard way, "Let the buyer beware." Explore your options,
ask plenty of questions and steer clear of those who can't provide clear
and coherent answers.
Within Buchmanism, Ethical "Traditions" Are
Optional by dr.bomb
A brief examination of the contradictory "ethical" Traditions of A.A.
Wasn't that a refreshing read or what? That's the feeling I wish to instill
within you as you explore your options so that you can make truly informed
decisions for your own sake. You matter!
Logically, if one is substance dependent, one must learn how to become
independent without creating yet another dependency.
"Your President and other pioneers in and outside your Society have been
achieving notable results for a long time, many of their patients having
made good recoveries without any A.A. at all. It should here be noted that
some of the recovery methods employed outside A.A. are quite in contradiction
to AA principles and practice. Nevertheless, we of AA ought to applaud the
fact that certain of these efforts are meeting with increasing
-- William Griffith Wilson, Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Address
to the New York City Medical Society on Alcoholism, April 28, 1958.
The official home of the
Internet Crash Course on
AVRT: Addictive Voice Recognition Technique.
No theology. No rituals. No meetings. No Bill$hit. Just the simple truth
and the shortest, quickest route to end one's own addiction once and for
all. This is exactly what I was looking for and used to recovery from
my own addiction to alcohol...and it only took me an hour to learn and master.
It's what I recommend and endorse to anyone who wants to
Just as I have examined the doctrines of Buchmanism itself and know
for a fact that it is not what it claims to be, I provide a similar burden
of proof which the others must prove adherence to: If there is no clear
and concise directive to simply abstain from consuming any recreational drugs
then it's not an organization which promotes abstinence. To claim adherence
to any tenet of the disease/psychological models of addiction and the various
junk science which attempts to legitimize it also should rule the alternatives
as suspect as well.
The following organizations are listed here pending further evaluation using
that burden of proof as a guideline and mentioning them here is NOT
be taken as an endorsement. Likewise, my full position
on these alternative organizations is available for further
SMART Recovery: http://www.smartrecovery.org
Secular Organizations for Sobriety: http://www.sossobriety.org/
Women For Sobriety: http://www.womenforsobriety.org
Finally (for now), there's...
In the interest of full disclosure, for those who still persist in seeking
out A.A as a viable option, I recommend reading through the files which consist
the ever growing of information which A.A. keeps hidden from the public...until
now! Ladies and gentlemen, The ARID Site presents...
Trust no Buchmanite. The truth is in here!
Last updated 2006/08/09 - Removed "alternative" weblinks for they're one
and the same.
Updated 2006/01/31 - Removed descriptions of the "alternatives".