If you would like to expose the Addiction Myth in your own community, here is a half-page flyer to hand out at your local AA meeting. You can attend any meeting marked as “Open” – you do not need to call yourself an alcoholic. It is up to the policy of the group as far as whether you may participate. I have also gone to “Closed” meetings and have not been kicked out, even though I did not call myself an alcoholic. Consider the type of group before handing out the flyer — it may be preferable to give it only to the group leaders/officials. I also target newcomers and court-carders after the meeting (assuming they appear sane).
Send an email to NIDA/NIH and tell them whether you think addiction is a disease or a religion. It’s your tax money, after all.
The Alcoholism Myth
Excessive drinking is a choice – not a compulsion or disease. It always has a simple explanation: jealousy, resentment, anger, loneliness, lust, or fear of aging. Drinking too much? What pains you? What do you do when drunk? Here you’ll find the answer. Fictional Big Book stories obscure this fact by depicting excessive drinkers as helpless victims. Bill W. was not an addict – he used alcohol to conceal his “scrapes” with women.
Addiction is not real: All heroin addicted Vietnam vets kicked the habit on the flight home. Highly addicted rats in a cage show little interest in the drug once they are restored to a natural environment, despite severe withdrawal symptoms. In humans, withdrawals can be alleviated medically.
Addiction has no scientific basis. Our knowledge of addiction is based entirely on the subjective reports of lifelong liars, self-proclaimed ‘master manipulators’ and professional actors.
“Addiction” is merely the Power of Suggestion: We were taught as a children: if you take drugs you might not be able to stop. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
AA speakers – often actors, writers, and admitted liars – embellish stories and leave out details to exaggerate the power of addiction. They model the relapse cycle through middle age; then ‘discover’ AA, accept God and seek forgiveness.
Abstinence causes binging behavior. AA promotes the relapse cycle of abstinence and binging. Permission of drinking among alcoholics actually reduces violence and injuries.
AA is a haven for psychopaths, liars, criminals, and predators who find a convenient rationalization for their mischief and potential new victims. During the meeting, they fantasize about the destruction they will cause the next time they become ‘powerless’ under the cravings. (For them, Alcoholism is modern day Demon Possession.)
Though it offers valuable fellowship, AA is a cult that creates alcoholics. The first step is classic brainwashing: “I am powerless”. You have the disease and we have the cure. Bill W. sexually exploited vulnerable newcomers.
“Alcoholism” is a Modern Delusion that hurts everyone: ‘Addicts’ waste years fighting a fake disease. Families waste valuable resources on expensive and ineffective treatments. Substance Abuse Treatment is an “Essential Benefit” under the Affordable Care Act – now a tax on everyone. Violent wars are fought around the world to protect us from “addiction”.
You are not required to identify as alcoholic.
Simply say: My name is ______ and I drink too much.
You are not powerless. Don’t promote the myth.
For more information and FREE treatment for alcoholism and addiction:
AddictionMyth.com – info@AddictionMyth.org