Most popular posts of 2015 – #1 – Why so irrational about AA?

Gabrielle Glaser has gotten another AA bashing article published and it’s getting a lot of attention. Of course she doesn’t really offer a tangible alternative. I’m not going to write another piece rebutting it, but I’ll point you to a few relevant posts. First, in New York magazine, Jesse Singal dismantles Glaser’s arguments. As with any … Continue reading Most popular posts of 2015 – #1 – Why so irrational about AA?

Recovery anniversaries unscientific and crazy?

Robert DuPont has something to say in response to the media blitz for Dodes’ new book attacking AA. He’s more strident than I’d be in defending AA, but he makes some great points. . . . Dodes criticized AA and Narcotics Anonymous’ (NA) “tally” system, which recognizes incremental periods of continued sobriety by awarding chips. “The … Continue reading Recovery anniversaries unscientific and crazy?

In defense of AA

John Kelly chimes in with a powerful and evidence-based defense of AA, that doesn’t just rebut Dodes’ arguments, he destroys them. It’s too good to pull quotes from, take the time to read the whole thing.  Here’s a taste: Dr. Dodes begins his criticism of AA and related treatment by citing a 1991 study published in the … Continue reading In defense of AA