This is a category for criticisms of and grievances towards any Twelve Step organization such as AA, Al-Anon, NA, OA, GA, etc. This category is limited to websites where the content is relevant to Twelve Step recovery programs.
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12 Step Free
12 Step Free is a discussion list for those who have left the AA groups or are seriously questioning the 12-step doctrine. Perhaps our most important function is to provide a place where many can dare be critical and not be accused by a "unanimous majority" of groupers of suffering from a "defect of character" for doing so.
Cult Busting, InterPsych Newsletter
Article by Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., describing the psychological characteristics of cult membership. The cult nature of Alcoholics Anonymous and disease model of addiction ideology is examined. Patterns of response by individuals who believe strongly in the disease model of addiction when their ideology is challenged are analyzed.
In the Step groups, it is often heard that "More will be revealed." For the "revelations" here, perhaps the best place to start is in the beginning.
The Orange Papers
One man's analysis of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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