5 Ways I Would Love To See AA Improve

If I’m going to be critical — the least I can do is offer solutions

Dave Tieff

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Times have changed since 1935

I often hear from AA members who ask me “Why are you critical of AA when it saves so many lives?” That’s a fair question — and the answer is simple.

AA is a support group, a treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder, and any treatment for a mental health issue should be scrutinized, evaluated, and improved over time.

In short, being critical of AA will save lives, provided the decision-makers at Alcoholics Anonymous (the General Service Board) do something to bring AA into the 21st century.

Right now, AA is dragging woefully behind in keeping up with modern science, medicine, psychology, and culture.

I also believe in focusing on solutions instead of problems — anyone can be an armchair critic — so I wanted to expand on those solutions.

It’s never been my desire to see the program of Alcoholics Anonymous dissolve…

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Dave Tieff

Alcohol Free (AF) singer-songwriter & cyber journalist. Here to discuss everything sex, drugs, rock, and culture🤘🍄🎙💋 www.davetieff.com