The Great Courses

Addiction Recovery: 12 Steps and Beyond

Apr 11, 2017 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

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: Jon Stewart’s blog: “Leaving AA, Staying Sober” Jon Stewart’s article in The Guardian: Recovery resources suggested on the show:  

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