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Chuck posted a topic in MediaArticles from two prominent progressive American magazines, highly critical of AA and underscoring the need for a wider variety of treatment options. Harper's is very reactionary and intellectual but The Atlantic is more even-keeled. In the Atlantic article the writer tries Naltrexone and reports positively on its effects. The Atlantic April 2015 "The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous" "J.G. says it was this message—that there were no small missteps, and one drink might as well be 100—that set him on a cycle of bingeing and abstinence.... He felt utterly defeated. And according to AA doctrine, the failure was his alone. When the 12 steps don’t work for someone like J.G., Alcoholics Anonymous says that person must be deeply flawed." Harper's January 2011 "The Drunk's Club: A.A., The Cult That Cures"