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Stockhold1 Olesia Stockhold Prof. April Lewandowski ENG 122-012 4 September 2011 Annotated Bibliography Charles P. Vega, et al. “Alcohol Recovery and Spirituality: Strangers, Friends, or Partners.” Southern Medical Journal 99.6 (2006): 654-657. Academic Search Premier . EBSCO. Web. 5 Mar. 2011. In this journal article, Brown, Whitney, Schneider, and Vega examine recovery methods used to treat alcoholism and addiction. They are aware of the debate surrounding Alcoholics Anonymous, and its religious undertones, and are looking for additional treatment systems specific to the individual who needs the treatment. The doctors begin by defining what it means to be spiritual and what it means to be religious, and use this to separate religious programs and non-religious programs. They scrutinize three treatment programs, which can be used to treat addiction. The first is Alcoholics Anonymous, which they believe to be a “spiritual,” but not deeply religious program. The second is Rational Recovery, a program that is non-spiritual and focuses on the individual, rather than a higher power. The third program the Doctors evaluate is Celebrate Recovery, which is based on Christianity. This article is highly specific and detailed regarding the key areas that make Alcoholics Anonymous a spiritual program that is not designed for an Atheist. It also gives a look at the spectrum of the types of treatment available for addicts. It will be helpful as I decide whether or not AA is too religious to be mandated by the courts.
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Stockhold2 Conlon, Leon S. "Griffin v. Coughlin: Mandated AA Meetings and the Establishment Clause." 39.3 (1997): 427. Academic Search Premier . EBSCO. Web. 5 Mar. 2011 In his article, Conlon gives a detailed account of the New York State Supreme Court case against mandated AA in prison known as the ASAT program. The case suggests AA is too religious to be used as the sole treatment option in prison, especially where prisoner “good time” reflects on participation in the program. Conlon also gives detailed information regarding the ASAT program, AA references to God, the 1 st Amendment and school prayer, the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and studies on the mandated meetings of AA suggested by courts across the country. This source goes into specific detail regarding the first amendment and religion, and of religion in AA that no other source that I have found has been able to provide. This reference will be greatly useful to me when I set up the facts supporting my argument against AA in prison and on probation. Johnson, Bankole A. “We’re Addicted to Rehab.
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