Penn and Teller look at the various twelve step programs that are used to cure addiction. They also look at the Alcoholics Anonymous and ask if it is a front for religious indoctrination.
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Sue Ellen Calderwood ...
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James Christopher ...
Himself - Founder, SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety) (as Jim Christopher)
Skip Davis ...
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Lance Dodes ...
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Mike Jones ...
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Katie ...
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Steve Mack ...
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Wally Paton ...
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Jeffrey Schaler ...
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Dee-Dee Stout ...
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Lloyd Vacosky ...
Himself - Director, Assisted Recovery
Samuel Walker ...
Himself (as Dr. Samuel Walker)
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Penn and Teller look at the various twelve step programs that are used to cure addiction. They also look at the Alcoholics Anonymous and ask if it is a front for religious indoctrination.

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Underrated show. A favorite episode
28 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The need for secular recovery methods to be understood and promoted is imperative for the future of humanity. Penn and Teller have simply pointed out what ought to be painfully obvious. This episode (as well as my experiences in life) have inspired me in my pursuit in a career of mental heath counseling. AA and it's structure are dated. It came about in the MCCARTHYISM ERA for jebus' sake. While I believe there are many positive aspects to 12-stepping, I think that if people are using their time as a group anyway, they ought to be more efficient and rational. CAN I GET AN AMEN?

THANK YOU PENN AND TELLER (and your fabulous crew)


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