Maggie this is a great post! You illustrate the latent complexity within the field of addiction very well, there are so many distinct points of view, each with their own merits and flaws. I have begun to look into the SMART program, but at this stage need to do more research to understand it better, am very interested in learning more! And great point about AA being caught between a rock and a hard place in their depiction of addiction as a disease.You’re also right about Hello Sunday Morning’s approach, by handing the baton back to the individual, we are trying to acknowledge the immense number of variables involved in each person’s experience of addiction/alcohol use and work from there. Very glad to hear you’ve had a good experience with Hello Sunday Morning!