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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:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Jon Stewart’s blog: “Leaving AA, Staying Sober” https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com Jon Stewart’s article in The Guardian:  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/29/alcoholics-anonymous-saved-my-life-but-i-lost-my-faith Recovery 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/  


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