New Book Bashes 12-Step Programs

12.news3For most people, recovering from alcoholism means enrollment in an Alcoholics Anonymous program and going through its famous 12 steps. That’s what Gerhard Wagner did. But he found severe flaws in the program, and got sober on his own.

According to PRWeb, he writes about his addiction and recovery in his new book “Tears of the Son: An Exposé.”

He writes:

I seemingly had it all; the cars, the bikes, the boats, the houses. A beautiful wife who loved me and my own successful business. What could possibly be wrong? Maybe the fact that I didn’t take interest in any of it. I was lost in depression and didn’t know why. So I drank and drank and drank. Sleep and alcohol seems my only refuge. Come with me through the looking glass and back again and see what I have found. It could possibly save your life.

The California man writes about his experience with the 12-step program – a negative experience for him.

“In a nutshell, the rehab/recovery system is broken and flawed at its very core,” Wagner said.

He is hoping that other people with addictions will read his book, with the hope that it will help them follow their own paths to sobriety.

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