State Senate Wrap-Up, The Week In Congress, Questioning AA

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12-step programs for treating addiction, like Alcoholics Annonymous, have a low success rate and are based on flawed science. That’s according Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert’s guest, who says addicts and their families are better served by other options. Rob and Veronica will also find out the issues facing Congress this week, and they’ll discuss what happened during the last day of the state senate’s legislative session.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Paul Singer Guest
  • Dr. Lance Dodes Guest