AVRT: The Class
(By reservation only. Call 530-621-2667)
AVRT: The Class
is two full days of face-to-face instruction on AVRT-based recovery. The purpose is to achieve secure, permanent abstinence (total recovery) within the time allotted. In those
two decisive days, I will guide you across the threshold into life
after addiction and recovery.
AVRT: The Class is strong action against addiction, often at a time of crisis and emotional turmoil. Direct instruction cuts through the fog which accompainies addiction, allowing you to immediately seize control and enjoy the freedom of self-determination.
highly recommend that your spouse, another family member, or
significant other sit in on the entire two-day session. Sometimes entire families attend, to witness what is said and done, and in recognition of the significance of the occasion. The session becomes a major event in your family’s history, setting the standard of zero-tolerance as a condition of family life and
restoration of trust.
AVRT: The Class is an uplifting
experience with little, if any, self-disclosure, discussion of your
past, or searching for your personal hangups and shortcomings. Your
session will not exceed 5 participants, including yourself, so you‘ll get plenty of individual attention, and possibly observe others also learning AVRT-based recovery. You’ll have every opportunity to ask clarifying questions so that AVRT®
makes perfect sense. We provide a copy of Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction, plus a wide variety of other learning materials.
Pick the earliest two consecutive days you can appear in Northern California for AVRT: The Class (PDF flyer here), and call 530-621-2667 to get registered. We require a non-refundable, $500 deposit for each person planning to attend, which may be placed with a credit card transaction. Then you will receive by email a travel kit with local lodging and restaurants, and exact driving instructions from Sacramento International Airport to the meeting place. Substantial breakfasts and lunches are provided each day.
Between now and when you appear for AVRT: The Class, learn some AVRT® so you are somewhat familiar with concepts such as Addictive Voice, Beast, and Big Plan. Here is your introduction to AVRT-based recovery.
strong, decisive action now, you may return home from Northern
California fully confident that your addiction is ended, over,
finished, kaput, defeated. If you can imagine your relief to know you
are fully recovered, you should take that image as your hope that your
addiction is nearly over.
Finding this website may
have been the luckiest find of your life. We have been offering this
service for twenty years, and the content keeps getting more
potent, more sophisticated, more effective. After all of your struggles
against your addiction, you now have full access to all of the
information you have desperately needed for many years. We hope you are
ready for a very short journey to life after addiction — and the rest of your life after recovery, too!
Your Beast will not survive the trip, and you’ll return home as you
were before the onset of your addiction. You must be fully detoxified
from alcohol and other drugs when you appear for AVRT: The Course.
Below are some further comments and information about AVRT-based recovery. I look forward to hearing from you.
Is There and Addict in Your Family?
Families of addiction
Recovery groups (AA/NA and Al-Anon) are
part of the problem faced by addicted people and their families. Those
organizations are based upon the beliefs and values of addicted people
— not those of recovered people, nor those of families. It seems strange
to say that neither recovery groupers
nor addiction counselors know anything about addiction recovery, but
let’s face it – they haven’t defeated their own addictions themselves.
They’re in recovery, “sober” just one-day-at-a-time, engaging newcomers in
endless recoveryism. They provide no information or guidance on how to
quit an addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Recovery groups foster
unwholesome dependence on
individuals of doubtful character and upon the group itself.
Exploiting family conflict
Just at the time when the addicted family member is experiencing the natural, painful consequences of addiction, including the family’s anger and withdrawal of affection and support, the recovery group steps in to provide acceptance, affection, emotional support, and very often sex — without any standards or pre-conditions. The group then further alienates the newcomer from his family with the disease stigma, “Your family will never understand you because of your disease — unless they are in recovery themselves.” The family is led to believe that recovery groups are vitally necessary for the addict’s and family’s survival, even though recovery doctrines vigorously contradict family values, including the
family’s religious faith. Recovery groups intercept the addict at a time of high vulnerability, creating an alternate, competing, primary attachment which claims the addict’s highest loyalty, “My recovery comes first.”
If you have an addicted spouse, sibling, parent, or offspring, AVRT® is your shield
against him or her. AVRT® is also your protection against the home invasion of recoveryism, in which common sense and family values are sacrificed to the inverted beliefs of group recoveryism. That’s right, your first responsibility is to
protect yourself against your addicted family member. It’s obvious you
can’t stop your intimate enemy from drinking/using, and eviction may be
an enormous hassle, but you can certainly force the choice between addiction and family membership. Get the wheels turning now for family-centered (AVRT-based) recovery.
You will find nothing new
in AVRT®, which
is a summary of universal family values, your family values, your
ancestral heritage of beliefs and traditions that favored their
survival so that you could enter the world. This is your return to the authentic ways of your own flesh and blood,
untainted by the unwholesome and destructive influences of American
culture and our disease-oriented social service system.
What is AVRT?
AVRT stands for Addictive Voice Recognition Technique, a simple
thinking skill that results in immediate, total recovery from addiction
to alcohol and other drugs. AVRT is as old as the hills; it’s how
people naturally, independently quit addictions of all kinds, as people
have done for thousands of years. It’s commonplace for people to quit gambling when they’ve lost enough, quit smoking when the results are scary enough, quit promiscuity when family life is threatened, and quit drinking/using when the results are finally too painful. AVRT is based upon universal family values, just like your own.
What is addiction?
Addiction is the use of alcohol and other drugs against one’s own better
judgment. Nothing else. If you don’t think you have a drinking/using
problem, then you aren’t addicted, and have no good reason to quit. If
you feel both ways, in a love-hate relationship with alcohol and other
drugs, then you’re addicted, of two minds about drinking/using, and
afraid you will end up where you’re headed. You want very much to quit,
not one-day-at-a-time, but for life. The good news: You need only some
vital information and encourgement to cross the finish line.
What is recovery?
Addiction recovery is secure, permanent abstinence. Nothing else. No
issues, no shrinks, no groups, no rehabs. You just quit, then learn the
ability to stick to that decision under all conditions. Then, you
create a life of your own choosing. If you can imagine how good you
would feel to know your addiction is over, that your life is your own
once again, that you are safe from yourself, trust those feelings. They
are hope itself, to light your way to life after recovery. If you
imagine that abstinence will bring bad feelings such as boredom, emptiness, and despair, you are
feeling your addiction’s fury, struggling to survive.
can see it both ways, and act on their own hope rather than upon the
hopelessness of addiction. By attending AVRT: The Class, you can have it all laid out for you, in very simple terms anyone can understand, and you’ll then make a personal commitment to lifetime abstinence, one you can believe in.
may be thinking, “How simple; how true!” You may be realizing that if
you had been told the truth about addiction and recovery, you would
have snapped out of your stupid streak long ago. Here is a PDF
containing informed consent
to recovery group participation and addiction treatment services,
information that has been suppressed by our social service system. This
PDF will give you a solid foundation for independent recovery.
You can begin your AVRT-based recovery right now, and be totally recovered (permanently abstinent!)
long before the end of this month. There is nothing to stop you —
except the voice in your head that tells you this is too good to be
true. Take the Crash Course on AVRT and if you have any nagging doubt about success or consume any amount of alcohol or other drug, call immediately to get registered for AVRT: The Class.
Your Addictive Voice, attacks your self-confidence and
contradicts your better judgment across the board, as in these examples:
how odd the disease concept of addiction sounded to you at first? That
was your better judgment, and you were right! Very few scientists or
physicians believe that addiction is or is caused by a disease. The
disease concept of addiction is an article of faith.
- You probably knew early on in your addiction that eventually you would have to quit drinking/using altogether, and that only you
can choose to use or not use. Remember how strange “one-day-at-a-time
sobriety” sounded to you at first? That, also, was your better
judgment, and you were right! One-day-at-a-time is the worst possible
way to quit something you love, deep down.
your first recovery group meeting? All you wanted was to learn how to
quit drinking/using, but what you got was a “new family” of troubled
people giving you a new religion in which you are powerless over your
bodily desires. It seemed like an upside-down religion. Once again,
your better judgment kicked in.
we live in a society that does not believe in you, offers no
encouragement that you can defeat your addiction independently. Our
social service system offers no information at all on how addicted
people normally and naturally quit their addictions — without groups,
shrinks, and rehabs. Many therapists even tempt you with the
death-defying goal of “moderation,” and Rational Recovery exists to
guide you through the decision making process leading to total recovery
in as short a time as you choose.
fact, “Rational Recovery” refers to that vast majority of seriously
addicted people who finally get fed up with the outcome of
drinking/using and find within themselves the ability to abstain under
all conditions, effortlessly, and for life! According to all research, which even AA acknowledges,
we far outnumber the membership of recovery groups. We defeated our own
addictions, and I can teach you exactly how it is done.
Who is Jack Trimpey?
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, with decades of
experience in community mental health, plus twenty years with Rational
Recovery. Since 1986, Lois and I have pioneered great changes in the
addictions field, and our famous name, Rational Recovery®, is often
cited in textbooks and general references on addiction and recovery.
am enough of a professional to know there is no “treatment” for
stupidity. The counseling professions have erred tragically by
embracing the disease concept of addiction, and are collectively guilty
of suppressing informed consent
to the services they provide. In my specialty of addiction recovery, my
strongest credential is my PhD (Phormer Drunk), the one that allows me
to see through the eyes of addiction as well as from the human
viewpoint. The clinical viewpoint shows addiction through the eyes of
the addicted client, as a disease specimen, and not from the viewpoint
of the real experts, independently recovered people. Through the lens
of AVRT®, it’s a fine view, with great hope for all addicted people who
are willing to accept full personal responsibility for the act of
I look forward to meeting you and a family member very soon, when we will take an urgent shortcut to life after recovery!