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Why AA Doesn't Work (Video)

In this video, Genita Petralli, nutritional biochemist and author of Alcoholism: The Cause and The Cure, debunks the popular perception that Alcoholics Anonymous works, arguing that it instead "prescribes relapse." She points out that AA has a very low success rate of about 3 percent and that the majority of these people are on antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication, which contradicts pursuing a life of sobriety. Petralli is against accepting the label of "alcoholic" and suggests that alcoholism is a metobolic disorder that can be cured. "You can choose a path that gives you your life back," she says.

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