Alcoholics Anonymous: Cult Or Cure?

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See Sharp Press, 1998 - Self-Help - 204 pages
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This well researched, painstakingly documented book provides detailed information on the right-wing evangelical organization (Oxford Group Movement) that gave birth to AA; the relation of AA and its program to the Oxford Group Movement; AA's similarities to and differences from religious cults; AA's remarkable ineffectiveness; and the alternatives to AA. The greatly expanded second edition includes a new chapter on AA's relationship to the treatment industry, and AA's remarkable influence in the media.

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Nothing I haven't already read on the Orange Papers, and surprisingly not as anti-AA as the title or cover would suggest. I think he actually writes, "To Bill Wilson's credit..." a few times. S'ok. Read full review

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Well researched, available online to read. It is a part of the change moving from an attempt at religious recovery to the bio/psycho/social model of today. Read full review


Introduction by Stanton Peale
Is AA a Cult? conclusions 142

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Charles Bufe is coauthor of Resisting 12-Step Coercion and author of The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations and An Understandable Guide to Music Theory.

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