Dallas likes what GeoffS wrote:If you had a group of different people with different cancers would you just give them all the same treatment and say what the hell, well its all cancer isn't it?
If I had throat cancer I don't think I would like the same treatment as someone with butt cancer...
Fortunately... I don't have either one... yet!
AA stands for "alcoholics anonymous"... not "anything anonymous".
AA is not about treating addictions... it's about a solution for alcoholism.
The only time the word addiction is used in the Big Book, is where Bill writes about Dr. Silkworth, in describing him, in the Dr.'s Opinion. "A well-known doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent hospital
specializing in alcoholic and drug addiction, gave Alcoholics Anonymous this letter:"
They already have a place for people that believe addictions=addictions. It's called Treatment Centers. Those that prefer to mix it all up with addictions = addictions should attend the meetings of a Treatment Facility, where they do this, instead of going to AA.
I think this is clearly explained from the start of this topic up to this point.
And, there is a difference in alcoholism and drug addiction. To refer to them as the same is like saying that coffee and coca cola and chocolate candy are the same... because they all have caffiene in them.