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AA: Not the Only Way: Your One Stop Resource Guide to 12-Step Alternatives

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"AA-Not the Only Way" responds to the growing demand from recovery experts, U.S. court rulings, problem drinkers and drug addicts for a global resource directory of alternative treatments. The highly anticipated 2nd Edition is now available, where you can find a multitude of different self-help groups, a variety of alternatives to help with your alcohol or drug use, such a ...more
Paperback, 106 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Capalo Press (first published October 30th 2005)
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Meen
Oct 30, 2012 Meen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who thinks she/zhe/he might have a substance problem.
Recommended to Meen by: My sobriety experience.
As an atheist who's been sober for quite a while now, I am the first person to tell you that AA is not the only way to get sober, not even the "best" way, so this book is important. I just wish it had been a lot more well done. The editing (or lack thereof) is atrocious. And I felt that including homeopathic "remedies" as alternatives kind of took away from the legitimacy of the scientific critique of the efficacy (or lack thereof) of 12 Step programs.

Suffice it to say, the recovery industry (th
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Tami
Apr 15, 2008 Tami rated it it was amazing
AA Not the Only Way is a resource for those seeking addiction counselling. Everyone has heard of AA but this type of program quite simply does not work for everyone. The author has personal experience in this situation. She tried AA and like many people when she kept relapsing she blamed herself for somehow failing the program. This pattern changed when the author found a program that suited her needs and specific issues.

Since AA does not suit everyone's needs and because most people don't real
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Beth
Aug 14, 2008 Beth rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: therapists, sociologists, general public
High marks! Excellent Resource! In my experience working with women, not only do they want supportive family and friends but enough resources to decide what is best for them.

Melanie offers 104 pages of information and resources, which include, rehabs, websites, SMART therapists, reccommended reading and articles, Pennsyvania model, and Harm Reduction.
Marilyn Belleghem
Nov 13, 2010 Marilyn Belleghem rated it it was amazing
As a marriage and family therapist and adult child of an alcoholic I found this book to be informative and a great resource for helping people understand there are options other than AA for addiction treatment.
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