Don’t promote the myth!
You are not an alcoholic. Drinking is a choice – not a compulsion or disease. When you say, “I’m an alcoholic” or “I am powerless over alcohol” you are perpetuating the Myth of Addiction.
You drink because it’s fun, not because you’re an alcoholic. You stop because it’s not fun anymore, not because of AA. The truth is really quite simple!
“Hard-core” alcoholics have a history of lying and aggression that precedes their first sip. These psychopaths take refuge in AA when it is convenient and relapse when sobriety no longer appeals. They are not really addicts – they are sadists who use drugs and alcohol as an excuse to hurt people. (They may reform in old age.)
Here are more simple truths:
|The alcoholic says:||The truth:|
|“I drink because I am addicted to alcohol. It’s a disease.”||I am excited to drink because I am excited by the mayhem I plan to cause when I am drunk.|
|“Thank God my mother was there to give me a place to live. Otherwise I would probably be on the street.”||I am punishing my family for injustice during my childhood. I will drain their resources, and my siblings must fend for themselves.|
|“I’m sorry I hurt you, but I couldn’t control my drinking at the time.”||I hurt you because I didn’t like you but I was using you for your money.|
AA offers meaningful fellowship but its philosophy is deeply flawed:
- “Character defects” are human nature. They are not caused by alcohol and cannot be removed by God through prayer. AA employs the same strategy as gay reparative therapy: lots of prayer.
- “Amends” are empty apologies. In AA, there is no obligation to prevent harm, only to apologize quickly when it happens – a common trait of psychopaths, who recount stories of their misbehavior with pride and glee.
As you sit in this meeting, consider:
Stories are embellished to exaggerate the power of ‘addiction’. In truth, every sip of alcohol is taken freely and with one’s full consent and awareness of the consequences.
Before his first sip, the psychopath has already planned the destruction he will cause.
‘Addictions’ are easily interchanged and even suspended for long periods with little effort.
The Myth of Addiction deprecates self-control and promotes the cycle of relapse – recovery.
The Myth of Addiction and the “disease model” harm families by diverting precious energy and resources towards futile attempts at ‘treatment’.
The Myth of Addiction promotes drug use among rebellious children seeking danger.
A war is being fought for the sake of the ‘addicts’ sitting here – right next to you! People were sent to prison for selling drugs to them. Innocent blood is spilled in foreign countries – creating more psychopaths in its wake. All for the sake of the ‘addict’ sitting right next to you!
You are not an alcoholic. Don’t promote the myth!
For more information:
AddictionMyth.com – firstname.lastname@example.org