Finding Someone to Blame |

TBC Staff

In essence they are saying that people cannot help the way they are and what they do and can therefore say, “I am the way I am because of someone else.”  Nevertheless, no one has ever proved that to be so.  Whil we cannot include research about all “adult addictions” in this book, we will mention research about one addiction that started the whole movement, alcoholism.  The Harvard Medical School Mental Health Report gives the following “somewhat unexpected” results: “For the great majority of alcoholics, there is no good evidence that they began abusing alcohol because they were anxious, depressed, insecure, poorly brought up, dependent on their mothers, subjected to child abuse, raised in unhappy families, or emotionally unstable in childhood and adolescence.”

12 Steps to Destruction  p. 149