Analyzing AA: Evaluating treatment programs


Read the incredibly interesting Atlantic article titled, “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” linked here:

While reading, fill out the following chart: AA Analyzed with the the goal of addressing the learning outcome, “Examine prevention strategies and treatments for substance abuse and addictive behavior”


Read the article from The Atlantic below:

and then consider the following:

  1. Do you think the fictional village in the rain forest is an accurate portrayal of america?
  2. What is the harm of such methods of press and discourse?
  3. What explains the Polarity within society?
  4. Has society always been so polar and extreme in views or is this a new thing?
  5. Do your friends discuss like this? Why or why not?