Getting sober without AA is not only possible it is more probable. Many people aren’t aware that the success rate of Alcoholics Anonymous is only 5-10 percent. Don’t take my word for it, though. In an article, Heart of Addiction, posted on Psychology Today, Lance Dodes, Psychiatrist, author, and director of the substance abuse treatment unit at Harvard’s McLean Hospital, clearly states that the Twelve-Step Program of AA has a success rate of 5-10 percent. That is irrefutable evidence that getting sober without AA is absolutely possible.
Is Alcoholism a Disease?
Despite claims by both mainstream recovery and alcoholics anonymous that alcoholism is a disease, there simply is no empirical evidence to support that theory. Once again, don’t take my word for it. Watch this short video, “Alcoholism is not a Disease” by, addiction expert and author, Stanton Peele.
Can you get Sober without AA?
Without question, the rate of failure in The twelve Step Program is 90 to 95 percent. Consequently, 5- 10 percent of AA members achieve sobriety? The question is; how do they accomplish that. Based on my experience, sobriety is achieved through behavioral transference. In other words, members trade one addiction for another. They trade alcohol for AA ideology. There’s a catch to that success, though. If a member wants to keep alcoholism locked up in “Pandora’s Box,” then he or she must attend weekly meetings for the rest of their days. If you take away the new addiction, by discontinuing meetings, relapse is very likely. If getting sober without AA is the goal, and you want to learn how to stay sober on your own, there is a better way.
Getting Sober Without AA
To overcome alcoholism by yourself, authentically, you must gain a rational perspective and thorough understanding of what it really is. As I stated above, alcoholism is not a disease. The truth of the matter is, alcoholism is a form of emotional escape. It is driven by anxiety, emotional distress and depression. There are two sub-levels and various components, which form to produce these emotional states. At the foundation, there is a direct fundamental cause, which generates the basis for addictive behavior. Bottom line is this; eliminate your anxiety, emotional distress, and depression, and your alcoholism will vanish. These are the best ways for getting over alcoholism.
5 Steps for Getting Sober without AA
Step 1 – Unearth and Eliminate the Generators:
Based on my research and experience, I have learned that alcoholism is generated in family, relationship dynamics. Various patterns such as control, verbal, physical and sexual abuse, part-time-parenting and substance–abusive parenting form the basis for alcohol dependency. To get sober and cure alcoholism, it is imperative that you address theses issues.
Step 2 – Change the Catalyzers:
Self-esteem, personal power, and personal identity are negatively charged and feed the paralyzers and drivers. In contrast to the AA principle of powerlessness, you must boost self-esteem, take back personal power, and establish personal identity to get and stay sober.
Step 3 – Remove the Paralyzers:
Emotional deterrents such as fear or anger freeze many people in their tracks, preventing them from making positive change. Personal agendas and false narratives provide an excuse to put the drinking pedal to the metal. If getting and staying sober are the goals, then you must remove the deterrents and give up the narratives and agendas.
Step 4 – Dismantle the Drivers:
Anxiety, emotional distress and depression are the drivers of alcoholism. When these emotional states reach tipping points, alcohol is used to alleviate symptoms. This can also be described as self-medication. As feelings of worry, dread, stress or hopelessness mount, and coping mechanisms fail, alcohol is used as a means of escape. To achieve authentic sobriety, you must dismantle these drivers.
Step 5 – Unlock & Implement Life Purpose:
When living a life without meaning or purpose, one begins to question whether life is worth living at all. When failure is a regular occurrence, and success fades further off into the distance, frustration usually mounts. This is often fed by the Paralyzer, anger, which has been formed by a Generator. In either case, regardless whether it is anxiety or depression, unlocking and implementing meaning/purpose is crucial when you want to achieve and maintain sobriety.
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