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QUESTIONER: Why doesn't [the Caldata study] cite any figures about a success rate with the actual treatment of alcohol or drugs? What would you consider a success?
KOHLER: [Dr. James Kohler, California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs] Uh, abstinence.
QUESTIONER: For how long?
KOHLER: Permanent. Not gonna happen.
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The ARID Site is an authentic anti-addiction website.
I'm not against drugs and alcohol. I am solidly against neo-prohibition, a.k.a. "The War On Some Drugs" for it is anti-American and against freedom in general. People have the inalienable right to pursue and enjoy pleasure in any way they desire for it's their own lives. It's no one's business if you do or don't. As long as no one else's person or property is harmed then there is no problem. If you like 'em, use 'em and I hope you relish in each moment! If your use is causing you or your friends and family problems then KNOCK IT OFF! Only YOU knows the score!
In the end, regarding any addicted individual, there is no support. Nor should there be any.
Thank goodness for that! :-)
--Mark D. Baum, Proprietor of The ARID Site (2006/06/06)
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The ARID Site is critical of ineffective "treatment" based upon "Working the Steps" through AA Alcoholics Anonymous, Abusive Parents Anonymous, ACOA Adult Children Of Alcoholics. Al-Anon, Alateen, Alcoholics Victorious of the Institute for Christian Living, ARTS Anonymous (Artists Recovering through the Twelve Steps), Augustine Fellowship: Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, CA Cocaine/Crack Anonymous, Calix (a Catholic 12-step-based recovery organization), Chronic Illness, CODA Codependents Anonymous, Codependents of Sex Addicts, Compulsive Eaters Anonymous, Compulsive Shopping, Debtors Anonymous, Diabetics Anonymous, Divorce Recovery, Dual Diagnosis Anonymous, Drug-Anon Focus, Dual Disorders Anonymous, DRA Dual Recovery Anonymous, EA Emotions Anonymous, Emotional Health Anonymous, Ethics Anonymous, FA Families Anonymous, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, GA Gamblers Anonymous, Gangs Anonymous, HCVA Hepatitis C Virus Anonymous, High blood pressure Anonymous, Incest Survivors Anonymous, NA Narcotics Anonymous, Naranon, Nick-a-teen Anonymous, Nicotine Anonymous, Obsessive-Compulsive Anonymous, Overcomers Outreach, OE Overeaters Anonymous, Parents Anonymous, Pill Addicts Anonymous, Pills Anonymous, Prostitutes Anonymous, RSA Rape Survivors Anonymous, SA Sexaholics Anonymous, S/A Schizophrenics Anonymous, SAA Sex Addicts Anonymous, SLAA Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Smoking, Survivors of Incest Anonymous, Tough Love, and Workaholics Anonymous.
The ARID Site criticizes the founding members of these organizations and those referenced by it who were influential to its growth such as Bill W. (Bill Wilson, William Griffith Wilson), Dr. Bob (Dr. Robert Smith, Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith), Rev. Frank Buchman (Rev. Frank N. D. Buchman, Rev. Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman), Rev. Sam Shoemaker (Rev. Samuel Shoemaker), Adolph Hitler (Adolf Hitler), Marty Mann (Margaret Mann), E.L. Jellinek (Elvin Morton Jellinek), Jack Alexander, AMA (American Medical Association), AHA (American Hospital Association), American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine), Carry Nation, ARC Manor, Mike Watterson, and Ebby Thatcher (for starters).
The ARID Site exposes critical documents by George Vaillant, "The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited", his Grapevine interview, A.A.'s 5M/12-90/TC ("Comments On A.A.'s Triennial Surveys") and other evidence that proves Buchmanism is a failure at controlling or eliminating addictive behavior.
The ARID Site supports the fine work of Rational Recovery, Jack Trimpey, Lois Trimpey, "The Real A.A." ("More Revealed"), Ken Ragge, See Sharp Press, "Alcoholics Anonymous: Cult or Cure?", Chaz Bufe (Charles Q. Bufe), Dr. James DeSena, The Orange Papers, Agent Orange (Secret Agent Orange) and many others patriotic Americans with awesome books and fact-based opinions which kill the disease mythology DEAD! ...as if it ever existed to begin with. ;->