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Gabrielle Glaser’s reporting on Center for Motion and Change in Manhattan in NY City.


CreditKirsten Luce for The New York Times

A Different Path to Fighting Addiction

Finally The New York Times is printing pieces that are non 12 step help…Thanks to Gabrielle Glaser and the women at The Center of Motivation and Change the world is now going to learn new things available to parents and their children.

by Gabrielle Glaser

When their son had to take a medical leave from college, Jack and Wendy knew they — and he — needed help with his binge drinking. Their son’s psychiatrist, along with a few friends, suggested Alcoholics Anonymous. He had a disease, and in order to stay alive, he’d have to attend A.A. meetings and abstain from alcohol for the rest of his life, they said.

But the couple, a Manhattan reporter and editor who asked to be identified only by their first names to protect their son’s privacy, resisted that approach. Instead, they turned to a group of psychologists who specialize in treating substance use and other compulsive behaviors at the Center for Motivation and Change.

The center, known as the C.M.C., operates out of two floors of a 19th-century building on 30th Street and Fifth Avenue. It is part of a growing wing of addiction treatment that rejects the A.A. model of strict abstinence as the sole form of recovery for alcohol and drug users.

read the full story here…


Jim Christopher Founder of SOS Meetings in Los Angeles on blogtalkradio SAFE RECOVERY Tuesday January 29, 2013 4pm PST – 7pm EST

Call in to speak with the host

(818) 475-9211

Founder of SOS (secular oragnaizations for sobriety) Jim Christopher to be my guest.  SOS has over 1000 meetings  world wide for non religious people who want support in a group setting. A great place for atheists and those who do not like AA or NA.

EVERY DAY is Precious. Love the One you’re with.

One Day at a Time. (a seriously overused slogan from the gutter of Bill WIlson’s basement.)

When I was younger and new in AA I lived one moment at a time. Even back then I hated the sayings “one day at a time“, “Think, Think, Think”, ” First Things First“.

I hated their stupid slogans. I quit for life back then without the help of AA. I quit drinking on my own 2 weeks before I went to any AA meeting. I thought chips and 30-60-90 standing up etc even in 1975 was a bunch of nonsense. But, sometimes life throws us a curve. Things happen. Pets die, friends move away, health issues arise, and new friends from the blogs commit suicide as with Ryan.

Good things happen too. We leave AA and find freedom. We develop new hobbies. We realize AA is filled with laughable belief systems from 1930. I know I hammer this fact about the 1930’s but honestly….its really true. Laden with traces of prohibition and the temperance movement from then, we plan to change the worlds views on Addiction and Alcohol over use.One issues at a time. One state at a time.

AA can keeps it’s tentacles in the 1% true alcoholic. I have no interest in this demographic. I want to help young people to use moderation or sane abstinence based programs THEY CHOOSE and more practical non religious paths to healthy living around alcohol and drugs.

We want to change the laws.

We want to educate everywhere that AA doesn’t work for most and that it is dangerous.

I am no longer alone in my journey. I have met many of you on , OP and RFR as well as my other blog

We want the world to know there are other options like;

Smart Recovery, SOS- Secular Organizations for Sobriety, Ken Anderson’s Hams Harm Reduction,, Moderation Management for Moderation programs that work, Amy Lee Coy’s way FROM DEATH DO I PART, Hank Hayes’s way YOU’VE BEEN LIED TO…, Rational Recovery, WFS, or just reading a good book and blogging with other ex steppers.

Each and everyone of you have helped me deprogram and find my way somewhere between the remnants of the AA cult think and a real normal world where most people live. 🙂

I apologize to my sons whenever needed for the bullshit spewed to them …lies I said to them unknowingly about the alcohol and alcoholism rhetoric engrained in me. What a joke it is in today’s entertainment culture.

But now, I know. I know the truth and thank God …so do my wonderful sons.

I pray every parent finds my blog before they do what I did to my first born. It’s criminal the lies AA sober parents say to their kids.

I will spend my life changing all of this and some how make it sane to get help.

Jim Christopher- Founder of SOS (Secular for Sobriety) Save Ourselves-to be on blog talk radio today- Tuesday 4PM

Call in to 818-475-9211 or chat @

SOS -Secular for Sobriety- Save ourselves-has been around for 27 years. After Jim was unhappy with the AA model he created his own support groups and a new program which has  a refreshing option other then 12 step. I will attend a meeting in two weeks in Hollywood so I can meet Jim and perhaps we can spread the word of more choices along with Smart, WFS, Rational, On Track and Beyond and Amy Lee Coy’s way and Kenneth Anderson -Harm Reduction and