AA for introverts?
June 7, 2010 9:59 PM Subscribe
Are there any effective, well-respected alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that don't require group meetings?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My father is the kind of guy who has historically hated the idea of being involved in any group. Now, he's trying to stay in recovery but can't get over the hump of interacting in group situations.
The demographic is always wrong, or they're not talking about the right thing, etc--I know he's prone to making excuses, but at the same time, I would love to see if his recovery would go more smoothly without the extra hurdle of having to meet and deal with new people.
I've seen Smart Recovery and Rational Recovery mentioned on here a few times, but no one seemed to have any first-hand experience with them.
Is it possible for an addict to recover solo? At least at the beginning? If so, have you seen success with any program that helps people do this? Or should he just suck it up and keep going, with the assumption that he'll eventually get over his anxieties and get something out of group meetings?