This is not in the Big Book (not that i put alot of stock into that book)...
but is propagated around meetings, as if to say, that "thinking" got us into trouble (which may be true).
My point is: Isn't poor thinking the main philosophy of the cognitive approach-SMART and other cognitive based treatments?
Yet the cognitive programs are so looked down upon by AA.
Another thing that bugs me. We've been hearing so much about celebrities going to rehab. Yet when they come out, they spout the 12 step model dogma (eg. Baldwin I forget which one)..Is this model still the "one".
Has nothing really changed? Is AA still the Model of Choice? And why? With only a 1% success rate. Further I believe it is outdated, as do many chemical dependency professionals.
I had 15 years sober and began drinking again...I do not blame my drinking on the weaknesses of the program, however I did begin to question it and it's claims years before.