Entries by Patrick Hisel

Alcoholics Anonymous: the Science, Law, and Secular Alternatives

“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.”