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Old 03-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Terminally Unique

Join Date: Jun 2011
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Didn't you ask me for the Rational Recovery info months ago?

The primary market for RR has always been AA refuseniks, so many people who start out learning AVRT are often still going to meetings. In AVRT, the definition of the Addictive Voice is:
"Any thinking, imagery, or feeling that supports or suggests the possible future use of alcohol or drugs -- ever."
You should be aware that most of the lingo (eg, the slogans) heard in a typical run-of-the-mill AA meeting will be identified as addictive voice, since almost all of it suggests the possibility of more drinking. For example:

SLOGAN: "Meeting Makers Make It"

AV: If you don't make meetings, you might get drunk!

SLOGAN: "Don't get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired (HALT)"

AV: That happens every day, so you are a walking time-bomb ready to explode into drunkenness at the drop of a hat.

SLOGAN: "Drink till you're convinced."

AV: I think you can figure that one out.

SLOGAN: "If you don't want to slip, stay away from slippery places."

AV: Next time I'm in a slippery place, I can get drunk! (YAY!)

SLOGAN: "Think through the drink."

AV: You are obviously planning to drink, because if you didn't plan to drink, you wouldn't have to think through the drink you won't be having.

SLOGAN: "If you can't remember your last drunk, you haven't had it."

AV: You haven't had a really, really, good personal party yet. There's still time, though.

SLOGAN: "I needed every drink I took to get to where I am."

AV: Drink some more until you get to where we are!

etc, etc.
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