Steppers are starting to back off the absurd claim that “AA has saved the lives of millions.” Soon they’re going to have to defend their brainwashing suicide cult of powerlessness (and drinking club) against the claim that AA has killed millions.
Compare the death rates for drug, alcohol, and poisoning for countries that have generally high levels of drug and alcohol use but differ significantly on the level of 12 Step infiltration. In this case, US, Sweden, UK and Australia are considered “High” infiltration, and Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal are considered “Low”.
Annual death rates per 100,000 by country:
|Cause||US||Swe den||UK||Aust ralia||Spain||Italy||Greece||Port ugal|
|Total per 100,000||12||6.6||6||4.4||2.5||1.5||3.1||2.6|
|Annual excess death*||0||13,500||15,000||19,000||23,750||26,250||22,250||23,500|
|Excess death (50 years)||0||675, 000||750, 000||950, 000||1,187, 500||1,312, 500||1,112, 500||1,175, 000|
|Annual Alcohol Consump-
|Opiate Use (percent of population)||0.57||0.1||0.9||0.5||0.6||0.8||0.3||0.7|
* Based on average US population of 250 million over the past 50 years.
There are over a million excess deaths in the US alone over the past 50 years based on the mortality rates of other countries with even higher alcohol and opiate use (e.g. Spain and Portugal). The cause? Obviously our current ‘treatment’ policy: AA and the 12 Steps along with pseudoscience propaganda brainwashing of children into the ‘addictive diseases’.
And this study shows the drastic increase in Alcoholic Liver Disease during AA’s growth which can account for 500,000 more deaths. And this doesn’t even count the suicides by violent means such as hanging and guns that are also frequent results of ‘treatment’, e.g. Robin Williams and the people who blow their brains out on Vivitrol (whose main difference from placebo is a drastic increase suicide risk).
Let’s not export failed ‘addiction treatment’ to other countries.
So the next time someone claims “AA saved the lives of millions” just say “True, if by ‘saved’ you mean ‘killed'” and point them to this article. My only question at this point is whether to expect the Nobel in Peace or Medicine. (Or perhaps a 12 Step Willy in ‘Ignorance and Arrogance’?)