I think I love this guy. He says everything I have learned since I got to AA five years ago... as well as to OP.
Q: What would you say to people in 12 step programs who critique the method?
A: There are lots of reasons why someone might not resonate with SMART Recovery, just as there are other reasons why someone might not resonate with 12 step, or other approaches. Individuals seeking recovery should be informed about their options, and then make choices based on their own experience. What someone else thinks about a particular recovery approach is irrelevant if the individual has chosen it and it’s working well.
Q: Any last thoughts that you’d like to share with us?
A: I look forward to the day when everyone associated with recovery understands and states that there are as many paths to recovery as there are individuals.