Welcome everyone that has an interest in learning and coping with the truth about Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and most other 12 step recovery groups. For over 70 years there have been rumors, a myth, that AA is a safe, highly successful, holistic recovery group that is "spiritual, not religious". This is misleading and in many cases a bold lie. Research has proven AA to be unsuccessful, religiously invasive, cultish, and sometimes dangerous.
Former and current members often don't realize that scientifically proven recovery modalities are available and don't seek the alternatives. Some stay in AA hoping to find the right group or sponsor. Others stay with hope they will eventually "get it", and wait for the miracle to happen. Those that do leave often struggle with various handicaps that were acquired from participating in "the program". Some attributes include:
Our mission is to help expose the truth about alcoholics anonymous as a con, a publishing business money machine, and to support anyone that has left or is transitioning out of any 12-step self help group and would like to empower themselves again. We have also left the binds of AA and fought our way through loneliness to build back our self confidence and overcome the self-defeating thought processes we obtained from our involvement. We regained control of our thoughts and lives, kept ourselves sober, and began taking credit for our accomplishments.
Surrendering our lives to God, other powers, or other persons, was not our idea of a self help group. We had sought out constructive advice and support for our drinking problem and wanted to keep faith in ourselves and our own ability to stay sober. This is not found in AA. Alcoholics Anonymous is a brainwashing and deceiving, cultish religion that takes advantage of alcoholics that are sick and desperate.
"Don't leave before the miracle happens" ?
Some of us are atheists and were insulted with the charade of chapter 4: We Agnostics, found in the Big Book, and the demand that we "had" to turn our lives and will over to something else was senseless and self defeating. Some of us already had religion, and our belief was that God had already given us the tools to achieve sobriety. Whatever our situation, most of us weren't lying to ourselves and we had been willing. Our honesty and will is what got us into AA. Fear, deception, and lies kept us there, and our courage and good sense finally got us out.
Sobriety is simply staying abstinent from drinking, period. It isn't determined by how many meetings we have attended, how many steps we have completed, or how many sponsor contacts we have had. There is no dry drunk syndrome, no alcoholic personality, no disease, and being angry is a normal emotion. One that fuels our ability to accomplish difficult tasks, and allows us to feel content or joyous at other times.
Take your mind and personality back. It is possible through your own determination and a loyalty to yourself. Believe in YOU again.