Yeah, we were told at treatment center that the majority of us would go out again. The treatment center did nothing for me, aside from showing what doesn't work. And simply getting my body clean and keeping me away from access for 30 days.
> rabidly anti-drug Mitch Rosenthal of Phoenix House has refused to let
> anyone study their success rate, which leads one to assume it's very
> AA also has a high recidivism rate, no (not to mention all that
> power" crap)?
That HP crap is unbearable! But here in San Francisco HP calls to mind Hewlett-Packard, perhaps a religion for some.
Does anything work?
Things as atomized as they are, and with an individualist disposition predominating, it's going to be every one for themselves. Right now collective strategies are pretty far off. Though AA does work for a small number of people, it seems.
Legalization and lifting prohibition is a different question. Then patterns of consumption would, one would think (hope?), be different.
I've thought a lot about this, for good reason, since I have no desire to use again, and know I won't. Yes, I know this is dubious coming from the horse's mouth, but at some point it becomes a simple matter.
Has anyone read Gregory Bateson on addiction? I think its in the Ecology of Mind book, though I haven't come across it. What does he say?
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