Does sitting through an AA meeting make you want to drink?
Do you drink more now than before you started AA?
When you hear people say "It works if you work it" do you say to yourself "This isn't working"?
When you hear people say "Keep coming back" do you say "How long, oh God, how long"?
Do you leave AA meetings feeling depressed or suicidal?
Does AA's "simple spiritual program" leave you feeling spiritually raped?
Are you asking yourself what is wrong with YOU that you don't "get it"?
If you answered yes to any of the above then maybe AA is the wrong place for you. Clinical studies have demonstrated that Alcoholics Anonymous is inappropriate for most people who have problems with alcohol and is one of the least effective approaches to drinking problems for a random sample of problem drinkers.
HAMS offers an alternative program for alcohol problems based on the principles of harm reduction. HAMS offers information and support for safer drinking, reduced drinking, or quitting.
If AA works for you that is great--we applaud your success. However, if you are going crazy in AA, then visit the HAMS home page today. Drop into our chat room or join our email group.
The life you save may be your own.