The Addiction Solution Podcast



Leaving the Cult of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – Part 1

by | Nov 9, 2018 | Audio/Video, The Addiction Solution Podcast

Alcoholics Anonymous is the most widely accepted and protected cult on the planet!

In this podcast Mark and Michelle talk about their experiences being born into AA families and then fulfilling the dire predictions that they would become “alcoholics”. From attending thousands of meetings, to forming their own AA groups and holding service positions in their district and area, Mark and Michelle got a unique perspective on the inner workings of AA, and how those who question the dogma are treated. For them leaving AA was a process that eventually led to co-writing The Freedom Model for Addictions with Mr. Steven Slate.


  1. David

    Thank you for telling the truth about this terrible program. I just shared your podcast on twitter. Very important what you are doing.

  2. Jasmine Gibb

    I did not lose my husband to alcoholism but my kids and I are losing my husband to the cult of Alcoholics Anonymous. It has been really sad and I am treated terribly even suggesting that AA can have negative effects on a person. My husband has been a devote member for 3 years. His sponsor advises sobriety before everything including family. I am well educated, well loved, love my family and was willing to love my husband through anything but I can’t fight this organization. Help please. Do I leave and save us or can I still help him?

  3. Dawn

    Ohhh, great. So glad I ran into your podcast. Very good and it’s so great to be out of AA, truly sober – soundness of mind. 🙂

  4. monica

    Great podcast and thank you for all the work you are doing ! After Leaving AA myself in 2011 I see AA as a cult more and more with every year I am gone.

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