American Addiction Treatment Is Shame-Based

“Addiction therapy focuses people on their deficiencies and addict identities

Have you ever read the 12 steps?

Here are excerpts:

Step One: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol…”

Step Five: “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”

Step Seven: “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”

Step Eight: “Made a list of all persons we had harmed…”

Feeling uplifted about now?  Would you recommend that a depressed client—really anyone seeking to change—attend such a program?”

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