Quick Start on Rational Recovery
©2009, Jack Trimpey, all rights reserved.
There is enough information at this website for you
to totally recover from any addiction, e.g., alcohol, crank, crack,
heroin, opiates, sex and porn addiction, overeating, computer
addiction, gambling, or other personal behavior that goes against your
own better judgment.
• If you're drinking/using today, you won't learn
much of anything. Come back in the morning or when you aren't under the
• To quit your addiction you must first stop drinking/using long enough to learn AVRT®.
• Addiction recovery is not a group project; it is an individual responsibility. You are ultimately on your own.
There are no Rational Recovery groups anywhere in the world! Your
desire for "support" is nothing more, and nothing less, than a plan to
get loaded in the absence of support.
• There is nothing in
your past, in your genes, in your brain, or in your personality that
compels you to drink or use. Using is voluntary, purposeful behavior.
The sole cause of your addiction is a voice in your head that tells you
to "Do it!" in a thousand different ways. That is your Addictive Voice.
• Personal problems don't cause addiction; addiction causes your personal problems.
• Self-improvement does not result in addiction recovery. Recovery leads to self-improvement.
• You drink or use because you love to get high. Admit it!
• The worst possible way to quit something you love is one-day-at-a-time.
Stay away from recovery groups of all kinds; you can't possibly recover
there. They'll never let you go, and you'll be "in recovery" forever.
Stay away from shrinks; most substance abuse counselors are members of
recovery groups, unable to trust themselves without evening
supervision. The rest have never been addicted, and can only guess at
what addiction is and what to do about it.
• Your physician
can't help you with your addiction; he may even be supporting it. Most
refer to recovery groups, to which many of them belong. However, they
do have good treatments for withdrawal, if you are in danger of
• Consider that the real truth about addiction and recovery lies in the exact opposite of most popular beliefs.
Recall your original family values, the ideas about right and wrong you
knew by the age of 5 or 6. Those are your foundation for addiction
• Your beliefs about God are fine, whether you
believe or not. Sound, spritual growth may only follow AVRT-based
recovery, when your thoughts are not biased by the mandate of addiction.
• AVRT-based recovery is as difficult as you make it, and takes as long as you choose.
• If you won't trust yourself, why should anyone else?
• Get authentic Rational Recovery® literature and multimedia materials on AVRT-based recovery at the Bookstore.
• Now you are ready for action! Go now to the Crash Course on AVRT® at this link:
Crash Course on AVRT®
• To take the strongest action, call 530-621-2667 to register for the next session of AVRT: The Class.