Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery programs often invoke (or require) a “Higher Power.” How effective is this, and are there better alternatives for beating addiction and overcoming ? We explore 12-step programs, the often religious language they use, and some secular alternatives.
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Jon Stewart’s blog: “Leaving AA, Staying Sober” https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com
Jon Stewart’s article in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/29/alcoholics-anonymous-saved-my-life-but-i-lost-my-faith
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