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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Excellent plan for life-long abstinence
Mr. Trimpey has included many tools to end addiction through his Addictive Voice Recognition Technique, and gives several scenarios for individual need and preference. His AVRT is simple, easy to understand and practice, and very logical. Taking responsible for an addict's behavior, good or bad, is up to the addict.
He believes, like AA, that life-long abstinence is the only course to take in order for AVRT to succeed. It may be that the AVRT is mapped for total abstinence, and maybe a reflection of the author's opinions on the consumption of alcohol and/or drugs. So if life-long abstinence is your plan, i would recommend this book and Rational Recovery methods over all others. However, if moderation is your goal, Stanton Peele's "7 Tools To Beat Addiction" is a similar take, but much more liberal and broad-based, to cover several different kinds of addiction, i.e., tobacco, sex, eating, etc., without including imagery that is as animated as AVRT.
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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
good if you don't like AA, and want to never drink
posted by Anonymous on February 5, 2003Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 26, 2007
but philosphy does not a recovery make. Rather than trying to make your recovery easy and to keep on doing things to hurt yourself and those you love, if you are struggling with addiction, address it. This book is to discuss, think about, avoid it.
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