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2012 December 28

In a previous post I wondered about the role 12 Step recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous might play in the transition from 3rd to 4th Order thinking.

Recently I came across a flyer from Al-Anon, the sister organization to A.A., a 12 Step program designed specifically for the family members of alcoholics. The flyer’s topic is what Al-Anon refers to as “Detachment.” I see this flyer as advocating taking a perspective on the actions and emotions of the alcoholic rather than being made up by them. As such, to me it is the most explicit attempt to encourage the transition from Socialized thinking to Self-Authored thinking that I have yet seen in such programs.



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