Former football goalkeeper Magnus Hedman on TV4 this morning, about his relapse into addiction. Although, when he appeared on The Morning News a few years ago, he expressed that he was sure he would not start again. He talks about the support and insights he has gained through the "12-step program" and AA/NA this time. (I.e., "Anonymous…". Hedman did not want to specify which branch he is active in, whether it is alcohol or drugs, he did not think it was important.)
I have got a good impression of AA and its variants, through members I met and talked to. Sometimes you hear those who call for a psychology/therapy that is "open to the spiritual". The 12-step program is just that, right? A kind of relaxed, earthbound spirituality is my impression. Works in silence, missionaries not so much, no marketing. Not suitable for all or all kinds of trouble, but good that they exist.