You really do have personal power over alcohol. Unfortunately, A.A. teaches that we don’t. And those who believe it really do have less power as a result. It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy. But remember that ypu do have power over it.
Here’s proof. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) conducted nation-wide research. It looked only at people who had a diagnosis of alcohol dependent. (That’s the new term for alcoholic.)
The NIAAA found that 75% of alcoholics are now abstaining, drinking in moderation, or have reduced their consumption. These were all confirmed alcoholics. Also, very few of them had any outside help in changing their drinking.
AA Success Rate
The success of AA is much lower than that of not attending AA. In fact, only about one of every 20 members is sober after one year. That’s a 95% failure rate. This is shown by research around the world. In fact, if AA were a medicine, the FDA would never approve it.
For most people attending AA is worse than not. It inhibits the ability of most people to overcome alcohol abuse. AA teaches people that they
The scientific evidence is inconsistent with the teachings of AA and other 12-step groups. It has been growing for decades and shouldn’t be ignored by anyone seeking help for their drinking problem.
There are many effective alternatives to AA. They increase your power over alcohol. Here are some alternatives to AA..
HAMS (Alcohol Harm Reduction)
SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training).
These programs all use evidence-based methods. They’re based on scientific principles.That includes advances in neuroscience and brain plasticity. to enhance their effectiveness. People can use these programs to achieve the goal of their choice. That is, either moderation or abstinence.
Many people choose these programs. They avoid the travel, disruption of their lives, lack of privacy, and great expense of rehabs. They complete the program of their choice at their own pace and in the secure comfort of their own home.
Discover more at
- Alcoholism is a Behavioral Pattern Best Helped by Behavioral Treatment.
- Self-help for Alcoholism.
- Sinclair Method for Treating Alcoholism.