When someone takes 2,000 words to say something they could say in 300 words, it would seem they are being dishonest with themselves.
Let me look at some relevant quotes:
I could see the abysmal rate of success (and watched as members touted the 75% success rate lie over and over to newcomers to get them to join and become lifetime members).Anyone who reads through this blog can see that I have repeatedly pointed to the scientific evidence that meeting makers make it, along the lines of 75% in the short term and 67% or so over the long term (i.e. alcoholics who go to a lot of meetings their first year sober will be sober two thirds of the time 16 years later).
Anyone, even those who have a serious drug or alcohol problem, can choose to use moderately, and contrary to popular belief, they can do so successfully.This is plain simply not true. The scientific fact is this: When alcoholics try to moderately drink again, only a very small percentage succeed. As per Pendery 1982, only 5% of chronic alcoholics can return to moderate drinking again at the 10-year followup point.
This “freedom model” book is very recent, from 2017. It’s not the first book claiming successful moderate drinking for alcoholics; one Audrey Kishline wrote a book about how alcoholics could moderately drink again back in 1995. What happened? Ms. Kishline killed two people while driving drunk.