Do there exist any non-religious alcoholic recovery programs?

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Do there exist any non-religious alcoholic recovery programs?

My nephew needs help with his alcoholism, but I don't want him to get mixed up with something that verges on being a cult. He's very, um... moldable. I don't want AA to sink their claws into him. They'll really fuck him up even more than he's already fucked up.

 

Thanks in advance! 


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I don't know of any,

I don't know of any, unfortunately. I'd be tempted to start one myself if I had the resources to do so.

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Here is a CNN article that

Here is a CNN article that lists a few secular recovery programs.

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Alcoholics Anonymous in the

Alcoholics Anonymous in the UK aren't religious.


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Yes,  http://www.recovery-i

Yes,

 http://www.recovery-inc.com/meetings.html

http://www.assistedrecovery.com/beta/cbtresources.htm

 Moderation Management and Rational Recovery are other options that you could google!

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Thanks everybody. I'm going

Thanks everybody. I'm going to see if at least one of those will coincide with his work schedule. If not, then I'd rather convince him to suck it up and go to our local mental health offices. At least they won't preach at him with any weird fantasy crap.


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I was wondering about this

I was wondering about this myself. I live in the deep south so finding one of these groups could be a problem.


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Secular Recovery

A good place to look is Lifering Secular Recovery - www.unhooked.com

I have been a member of this organization for sometime, convene a meeting in Morgantown, WV, and there is a meeting list, as well as chat rooms.


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Secular Group

I can relate to your post. I've been there, done that. Fortunately, I found the answer to many of my problems through REBT, a method of thinking rationally that has tremendously lowered my anxiety and depression. More to the point, I discovered a secular group known as SMART Recovery, which offers meetings involving no dogma whatsoever, only clear and rational thinking. If you've been looking for an alternative route to recovery, I suggest you join the SMART Recovery Facebook fan club at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SMART-Recovery-USA/102376027397?ref=ts#!/pages/SMART-Recovery-USA/102376027397?ref=ts and visit their main website at http://www.smartrecovery.org/

Online support groups are available, along with a growing number of meetings and a great deal of information about the SMART Recovery approach. Whether or not you prefer group involvement, I think you'll find SMART Recovery to be a great alternative.
 

Best of luck!

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Group for You

I can relate to your post. I've been there, done that. Fortunately, I found the answer to many of my problems through REBT, a method of thinking rationally that has tremendously lowered my anxiety and depression. More to the point, I discovered a secular group known as SMART Recovery, which offers meetings involving no dogma whatsoever, only clear and rational thinking. If you've been looking for an alternative route to recovery, I suggest you join the SMART Recovery Facebook fan club at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SMART-Recovery-USA/102376027397?ref=ts#!/pages/SMART-Recovery-USA/102376027397?ref=ts and visit their main website at http://www.smartrecovery.org/

Online support groups are available, along with a growing number of meetings and a great deal of information about the SMART Recovery approach. Whether or not you prefer group involvement, I think you'll find SMART Recovery to be a great alternative.

Best of luck!

Paul


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yes, tell him to talk to me.

yes, tell him to talk to me. I am creating an alcohol recovery program with a different approach. Our approach is simply that we don't accept anyone blaming beer and alcohol for their problems, and we wholeheartedly endorse alcoholism as a way to solve your problems. In our meetings we try to discourage the use of vodka, whiskey, and crack while extolling the virtues of a really good beer or malt liquor. We preach moderation at all times unless the conditions of the situation call for something more drastic.

We also endorse free and legal marijuana usage, as well as the importation of cocoa leaves, but not cocaine, although I personally believe that all drugs should be legal.


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There is

There is Lifering

www.lifering.org

Smart recovery

http://www.smartrecovery.org/

SOS

www.secularsobriety.org

All are evidence based recovery programs using REBT, CBT, AVrt therapies that work. Not Hokus-Pokus like 12 step programs.