“But that does not mean its faith claims are true, and it doesn’t make the claims of AA/12-Steps superior “efficacy” true either. In the words of the late Stephen Hawking, ‘It is not necessary to invoke God.’ He was speaking on other things, but the words ring true in addiction treatment as well. Bringing God into it just complicates things and slows progress. Bill W. was right about one thing, though, when he said, ‘We are engaged upon a life-and-death errand.’ The recovery community deserves better than faith healing.”
About Patrick Hisel
Patrick Hisel is an independent Family Physician. He graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in Biomedical Science and earned his MD from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. His interests are medicine, sports, politics, popular culture, and religions. He wants to do the work it takes to believe as many true things as possible and as few false things as possible. He enjoys painting and piano. You can find him at hisel13.deviantart.com and on Twitter @Liberty_Doc.