secular AA's Podcast

Dr Ray B on the Science of Recovery

August 04, 2023 secular AA Season 3 Episode 51
secular AA's Podcast
Dr Ray B on the Science of Recovery
Show Notes

From Langley BC, Canada - July 8th from One Big Tent secular AA day - there is a doctor in the house. Retired Addiction Medicine Dr. Ray B talks about Recovery Capital and other science findings about people in recovery from addiction that inform positive outcome rates. 

We cover the 4 C's of our altered brain with addiction

  • Loss of Control
  • Consequences
  • Compulsion
  • Craving

Seligman's recipe for recovery, resilience, growth and health

  • Positive Emotions
  • Engagement
  • Supportive Relations
  • Meaning
  • Achievement

EMDR, positive emotions embedded in the 12 steps and more.

This is the opener at the first British Columbia secular AA day so we also meet from members visiting from Canada and the USA.
More about secular AA: 

Secular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @