Unfortunately, the Subculture in 12 Step groups have a horrible mentality and have undermined our society and weakened our integrity. Powerless or empowered.
I seriously doubt that AA founders really wanted everyone to think they were powerless over everything. …or did they?
This is absurd. Although I know that Tom Powers from All Addicts Anonymous dealt with Sex in a way that he and Bill Wilson , Mr AA disagreed on. Bill W went on to be a massive 13 stepper. (sexual Harassment specialist)
I want to discuss this crazy ideology that is an AA Religion, but that has sadly seeped into our current culture.
Maybe this is why the Agape church got so big. Maybe this is why “The Secret” sold millions. The people who are still lost but sober are looking for some sort of way to deal with the fact that AA and its punitive philosophy and powerless, negative labeling keeps one’s self-esteem low forever.
Unless you see it, acknowledge it and do massive other work to change your core belief system one is stuck in a spinning rat wheel.
It’s unfortunate when I see really smart women come into the rooms nowadays and cock there heads to the side like a puppy. Saying I just don’t get this powerless stuff.
Guess what ladies! You are right. Alternatives are :
- Smart Recovery,
- Secular for Sobriety,
- Hams Harm Reduction,
- The Sinclair Method or Hank Hayes’ new On track & Beyond.
There are other ways. AA is NOT the only game in town anymore.