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Mission Statement

The combined mission of Rational Recovery Systems, Inc., is (1) to disseminate information on independent recovery from addiction through planned, permanent abstinence, (2) to make self-recovery a viable option to all addicted people everywhere, and (3) to make informed consent to addiction treatment and recovery group participation available to all addicted people.

“Informed consent,” consists of a body of information about the nature of addiction and recovery, about the risk/benefit ratios of addiction treatment and recovery group participation, and about the social and political dynamics behind mainstream thinking and social policies concerning substance abuse and addiction recovery. Click here for a pdf presenting the current body of information we present as “informed consent.”

Rational Recovery® is the exclusive, worldwide source of information, counseling, guidance, and direct instruction on independent recovery through planned, permanent abstinence, i.e., Addictive Voice Recognition Technique® (AVRT®). 

As you navigate through the website, you will notice that the “®“ symbol appears regularly, signifying that some of the language of Rational Recovery® is protected by federal laws. While some may take a dim view of this, our primary purpose in registering our service marks is to prevent AVRT® from being offered or mandated by our social service system, including addiction treatment agencies, counseling professionals, employers, courts, jails, hospitals, prisons, and other organizations involved in the rapacious addiction treatment industry.

Addictive Voice Recognition Technique® (AVRT®) is the lore of independent recovery from substance addiction in a brief, educational format. By its nature, AVRT® is not and cannot be a professional tool. AVRT® is not a form of counseling, therapy, or addiction treatment. If AVRT® is offered as a professional service, diluted as an adjunct to any other recovery methodology or treatment, or included in the program of a recovery group, its fundamental meaning is radically changed.

In 1994, Rational Recovery® severed from the addiction treatment industry when it became apparent that AVRT® is irreconcilable with the basic beliefs and guiding principles that prevail therein. When the comprehensive nature of AVRT® was presented to the board of the Rational Recovery Self-Help Network, the board of that nonprofit, recovery group organization attempted to take control of the protected name, Rational Recovery. A successful lawsuit, Rational Recovery Systems, Inc., vs. Rational Recovery Self-Help Network, ensued, forcing that entity to become nameless. It re-organized and is now an addiction treatment guild fronting a tiny recovery group network with widespread operations primarily in the corrections and prison systems. The existing RR groups were belatedly disbanded, and today Rational Recovery® is solidly entrenched outside the social service system. AVRT® is now an independent international asset wholly in the private sector, completely free from the self-serving influences that have resulted in the worldwide addiction treatment tragedy.

Rational Recovery® is a registered service mark in the addictions field, and is also the short name of a California corporation, Rational Recovery Systems, Inc., of which I am the president. We have and will continue to litigate against any person or agency that misuses our corporate name or infringes upon our copyrights, trademarks, and service marks. Because we are in the business of helping people, we will seek the punishments of law against those who interfere with our mission statement, above.

Jack Trimpey, President

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