So writes Jack Trimpey, the founder of Rational Recovery, a for-profit company unique in the world of addiction recovery
He came up with his theories and his program after successfully ending 25 years of what he calls “world class alcoholism”.
Trimpey's system is considered by many to be the antithesis of Alcoholic's Anonymous as the two philosophies combat alcoholism from widely different viewpoints.
Trimpey's system includes a website, books, videos and lectures.
So Rational Recovery requires travel, money and, as all recovery options do, commitment. Many addicts find it hard enough to scrape enough willpower together to get to Alcoholic Anonymous meetings, SMART meetings and the like. Add the other two factors (travel and cost) into the mix and you are greatly narrowing down the number of people who can access this method.
Perhaps in recognition of the criticisms leveled at his method, Trimpey has now made his program available on DVD. This eliminates the need to travel to "The Class". Called AVRT-Live it contains all the information you need to recover from alcoholism; the downside....it costs 449 dollars. It may seem a lot, however, it pales into insignificance when compared to the cost of an in-patient rehab program.
Rational Recovery seems to work for many people, particularly those who have tried AA and not found it effective. There are many testimonials from people who have recovered from alcoholism using Trimpey's method.
It could be argued that the reason Trimpey has more success than AA and its ilk is that his program requires more initial commitment. If you travel a long distance to get somewhere and you have pay for it; you're more likely to stick at it.
Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction is the definitive guide to Rational Recovery written by Jack Trimpey himself. In the book he outlines his journey to sobriety and presents his aggressive and effective self-help program. Invaluable for those looking for an AA alternative.
Deborah Morrow, M.S. Addiction Psychology, is the director of treatment programs for The Alcoholism Guide website. In her practice, Deborah provides on-line coaching and support for those dependent on alcohol or who require other services such as relapse prevention or court mandated services. (Read More)
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