- Taschenbuch: 432 Seiten
- Verlag: Touchstone (15. März 1992)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0671755307
- ISBN-13: 978-0671755300
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 2,8 x 21,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 609.948 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Refutes conventional attitudes toward addiction and recovery and presents a program of behavioral changes for personal recovery.
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'Is there not another person on earth who believes the way you do?'
I found a positive answer in Dr. Peele's book. And I must say, I found much, much more than I had envisioned thus far.
Now I'm at a point in my life when I believe it is possible for current treatment modalities, based solely or largely on 12 Step, to be harmful. Belief in a system that inforces powerlessness is dangerous, if not deadly. Current drug/alcohol treatment must be changed and changed quickly.
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AA is okay, but not a cure-all. You will get companionship, camaraderie and a sympathetic ear from people who, I hate to say, will relapse. You won't get a cure.
Alcoholism is NOT a disease. It's a choice. When I slipped, I knew damn well what I wanted and got it while knowing precisely what it had done to me before.
This book helped me get my sobriety back. I just wish that in the intervening years this book had been updated.
Whatever. Rereading it was like meeting an old and trusted friend.
I found the chapter "Life Skills: If you don't have them, get them!" That chapter alone will help people to maintain recovery...it is part of what going to 12 Step meetings do... they help you to sociolize with others in recovery (ie. Water seeks it's own level) so learning to stop hanging out with the addicts who are using and hanging out with non users and recovering people will help you to stay sober even better... but there is far more to that chapter and the others. I grow tired of 12 Step programs and how they teach you about being helpless (you are helpless about the feeling of wanting to go use/slip...but you are not helpless) Your drug of choice does not tie strings to you like a marianate and when you feel like using...it has no power to make you stand up, make that call to your dealer or make you walk over to the store/dealer and reach down and get that money out...it does not make you use it... YOU did all that...it just made you feel good (or distract you from what you were running from for awhile...that is all it does) Remember when addiction use to be refered to as a 'habit'...it is, just really well engrained. Time to learn better and newer habits (they do that in 12-Step already...don't believe me? When you feel like using, use the phone, go to a meeting, journal, do your step work, exercise, help another addict, use phrases...all alternative habits to learn and distract yourself.) Most cravings last about 15 minutes maximum if you just wait it out and concentrate on other stuff... according to studies as of late (and yest studies do change) But learning you are not helpless is a bigger start. After all, if the drug was that powerful don't you think it could do something to stop you from going to a meeting...like calling a pizza delivery guy or something to stand in your way?)
I'm troubled by the reviewer who titles his review, Disturbing, and states, "Any work that claims to be THE definitive answer to an enormously complex problem should be approached with caution." That sounds like a rational statement. However, Stanton Peele's research isn't based on feeling, like the AA model. It's based on numerous studies by many different scientists done over the past several decades that have drawn the same conclusion OVER and OVER again. And, the conclusion is that it's NOT a disease-- despite the AMA and despite AA and despite every single organization that says it is. The proof lies in this point-- that there hasn't been even ONE successful study that has proven otherwise-- even when the study was created to PROVE that it was a disease.
AA ADMITS in it's own data that only 5% of AA members remain alcohol abstinent. The data that has been proven over and over again is that this number is LESS than those that quit drinking without AA. Additionally, a recent Harvard University Study stated that 80% of those that have quit drinking did it on their own. This goes against the disease model and AA approach. Many can moderate their drinking successfully or quit successfully altogether. This goes against the disease model and AA approach, too. Stanton Peele's book shows us the studies and data that support that once addicted DOES NOT MEAN ALWAYS ADDICTED. Unless, of course, one has bought into the AA philosophy and has now accepted that they are permanently sick and out of control. This is the crux of this argument. Studies have shown that those that have bought into this philosophy wind up having a lower self-image than those that have not, and they wind up believing they are permanently sick and completely unable to manage their lives-- thereby buying into the belief that they are "out of control". The focus is never about getting better in AA (I know they say otherwise)-- the focus is on STAYING 'sick', STAYING in AA, and STAYING permanently in a "RECOVERY" state. The focus, truthfully, is in keeping old folkwisdom alive even though every bit of evidence shows us that there are proven better ways. To add insult to injury, anyone who doubts this model is accused of being in denial, and everyone who remains alcohol abstinent without AA is accused of being a dry drunk (not "sober" according to AAspeak). Hello? Isn't this supposed to be a quit-drinking program?
The problem AAers have (such as the reviewer I quoted before) is that this proof (that is shown so coherently here) completely pulls their chairs out from underneath them. I understand this, too. If everything I believed was taken away from me and proven to be false, it would certainly undermine my own confidence in my ability to make decisions. And, so far, although the twelve-step "treatment" (although why we continue to call it treatment when it hasn't successfully treated anything) philosophy has continued to permeate our culture, there is absolutely no evidence at all to suggest that it is beneficial. On the contrary. The evidence proves it hasn't been and that there are better ways that have been proven to work (for instance, Community Resource and Family Training, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy, as well as other approaches) scientifically.