Does MI contradict AA principles?

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Does MI contradict AA principles? A recent article written by Stanton Peele discusses how motivational interviewing (MI) contradicts principles in AA (alcoholics anonymous). Motivational interviewing, as defined by Peele, “is a psychological therapy developed for alcoholism and other addictions. It responds to the fact that no single technique is especially effective in resolving addiction or creating psychological change. Instead, people’s motivation determines their success in recovery—whichever technique...

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