136 episodes

Did you know that addiction is NOT a disease? Did you know that treatment/rehab for an addiction actually lowers a person’s chances to overcome their addiction issues? Did you know that 12 step programs are NOT effective at helping people move past their drinking or drug problems? Did you know that Alcoholics Anonymous and all of its 12 step offshoots are based on myths created by a failed stockbroker in the 1930’s and that the 12 steps were created by him with no scientific evidence that they worked? Did you know that addiction is a temporary, problem and is NOT a lifelong disease? Did you know that more than 90% of people struggling with addiction overcome the problem for good and the vast majority do so with no treatment whatsoever?



The Addiction Solution Podcast provides an alternative view to the disease-based addiction-help model that has remained ineffective for more than 70 years. Your hosts; addiction experts, Mr. Steven Slate, Mr. Mark Scheeren and Ms. Michelle Dunbar, will challenge the current views on addiction and the treatment based on it. No stone is left unturned. They will challenge the claims made by the treatment industry and government leaders that treatment for addictions works, that the 12 steps are effective in curbing addiction, and that treatment is necessary for those who are struggling with an addiction. They will bring forth and discuss the latest methods that have been shown to be far more effective. The podcast is centered on the truth regardless of where that path leads. It is provocative, informative and will change the way you see addiction and how people move past addiction, forever. Prepare yourself for frank discussions that may shock you, but will also provide you with hope and clear cut paths out of addiction. In summary, the Addiction Solution Podcast provides just that – a Solution to Addiction!



The Freedom Model

The Addiction Solution The Freedom Model

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 68 Ratings

Did you know that addiction is NOT a disease? Did you know that treatment/rehab for an addiction actually lowers a person’s chances to overcome their addiction issues? Did you know that 12 step programs are NOT effective at helping people move past their drinking or drug problems? Did you know that Alcoholics Anonymous and all of its 12 step offshoots are based on myths created by a failed stockbroker in the 1930’s and that the 12 steps were created by him with no scientific evidence that they worked? Did you know that addiction is a temporary, problem and is NOT a lifelong disease? Did you know that more than 90% of people struggling with addiction overcome the problem for good and the vast majority do so with no treatment whatsoever?



The Addiction Solution Podcast provides an alternative view to the disease-based addiction-help model that has remained ineffective for more than 70 years. Your hosts; addiction experts, Mr. Steven Slate, Mr. Mark Scheeren and Ms. Michelle Dunbar, will challenge the current views on addiction and the treatment based on it. No stone is left unturned. They will challenge the claims made by the treatment industry and government leaders that treatment for addictions works, that the 12 steps are effective in curbing addiction, and that treatment is necessary for those who are struggling with an addiction. They will bring forth and discuss the latest methods that have been shown to be far more effective. The podcast is centered on the truth regardless of where that path leads. It is provocative, informative and will change the way you see addiction and how people move past addiction, forever. Prepare yourself for frank discussions that may shock you, but will also provide you with hope and clear cut paths out of addiction. In summary, the Addiction Solution Podcast provides just that – a Solution to Addiction!



The Freedom Model

    Scaring or Shaming Yourself into Abstinence Doesn’t Work

    Scaring or Shaming Yourself into Abstinence Doesn’t Work

    Fear and shame seem to be the default motivators that many people try to use to get themselves to stop drinking and using drugs, and other habits they want to stop. Learn why this tactic doesn't work

    • 37 min
    Destigmatizing Intoxication

    Destigmatizing Intoxication

    No one gets addicted to doing something they don’t like to do but many people become confused as to why they keep doing it, despite the consequences.

    • 33 min
    The Brain Disease Model of Addiction is Bunk

    The Brain Disease Model of Addiction is Bunk

    Anytime we say that addiction isn’t a disease, it always ticks people off! This episode discusses the disease model and why it must be completely discarded and replaced by the truth.

    • 39 min
    The Allure of Support Group Meetings

    The Allure of Support Group Meetings

    Many believe that people who’ve struggled with addiction need support group meetings to stay abstinent, but is it necessary or even helpful?

    • 39 min
    Are You Sidetracked by Indirect Processes of Change?

    Are You Sidetracked by Indirect Processes of Change?

    Have you tried working out, going to meetings, doing yoga, joining a church, or one of the many things people do to try to stop their heavy substance use?

    • 44 min
    What's in a Name?

    What's in a Name?

    Why did we call the Podcast The Addiction Solution Podcast, and why has no one else had the courage to say SOLUTION when it comes to addiction,

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Health_ Coach ,

A life changing podcast!!

A life changing podcast!! It truly opens the eyes to see a clearer, more positive picture about yourself.

Its not the website ,

Talked to Danny

Last night I called and Danny talked to me!!! Guess what!!! Just what I thought, I’m not powerless!! I’m not broken!! I’m not damaged!! I AM REDEEMED!! I AM A CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD!!! I FORGIVE MYSELF!! Y’all are great!! I can’t wait to get my book because I been asking God how I can help the “addict” “recover”. He sent me y’all. Once I read it, that’s gonna be what I go by. I already been telling people on my YouTube channel, Beverly Renee, they aren’t powerless, they can change their mindset... now tell me that ain’t God!!! The real 1!!! 💜🙌🏻🔥🧎🏻‍♀️👑

Mscses ,

Need a better sales pitch

In concept, the recovery program that this podcast promotes is very smart. The WAY that it promotes it is not so smart. Instead of sharing your opinions on why other recovery program do not work or are “bad”, why not arm your listeners with the info on why your program is so wonderful? I think you have something here but the way that you go about sharing info needs some work. I got sober on AA and don’t disagree with your points about it at all as I don’t go anymore but to me, sharing why other programs don’t work instead of why your program is good is a turn off. Keep at it. Hope it gets better.

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