Penn & Teller Bullshit: Alcoholics Anonymous

The comedy/magic duo Penn & Teller, have been doing a show called Bullshit! for several years now where they expose scams and bust cultural myths.  One classic episode examined Alcoholics Anonymous.  It’s a great primer on what’s wrong with the...

South Park on AA

I’m often posting what some may consider “tirades” on here, so I thought it would be nice to lighten things up with some comedy.  If you haven’t seen it, South Park did an entire episode on Alcoholics Anonymous several years ago, it’s...

Dr Jeffrey Schwartz on OCD and Treating Yourself

I will expand this post in the future to discuss how Dr Schwartz’s ideas are so important to understanding addiction – but for now, trust me, his ideas are important.  He is the leading authority on neuroplasticity and the use of this characteristic of the...
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