1. AA and NA do not have "methods". They are autonomous self-help groups for people with alcohol and drug problems. They are not treatment.
2. I do not refer to the treatment at Broadreach as "Minnesota Model".
3. We do use the first three to five steps of AA/NA, but as a therapeutic framework for treatment rather than a quasi-religious set of commandments, as implied in the article.
4. Written assignments in treatment are designed to be therapeutic rather than "confessional".
5. Religious belief is not a requirement for treatment.
6. "Cross addiction" is not "Beechy's big theory", nor is it even a theory: it is a descriptive statement of a widely observed condition in this field.
7. That highly emotive word "abstinence" should be understood in the context of a chaotic, unhappy, degrading life, in which to remove the source of this misery is an act of self-liberation.