Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

Season 2 Episode 10

12-Stepping

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 19, 2004 on Showtime
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The hosts step into the debate between those that espouse the efficacy of 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and those who assert that there is no proof that such programs are any more effective than seeking traditional medical help. Also: is alcoholism really a "disease?" Guest Experts featured in this episode include: Wally Paton {Founder- Back to Basics) Jim Christopher (Founder and Director- SOS) Ben Wizner (ACLU Attorney) Jeffrey Schaler (Author of "Addiction is a Choice", Psychologist and Asst. Prof. at American University) Lloyd Vacosky (Director- Assisted Recovery) Dee-Dee Stout (Substance Abuse Professional, Recovered Alcoholic and Drug Addict) Skip Davis (Recovering Alcoholic) Dr. Lance Dodes (Author of "The Heart of Addiction") Mike Jones (Piano player for Penn and Teller, Formerly overweight) Steve Mack (Legal Researcher) Sue Ellen Calderwood (Assisted Recovery Member) Dr. Samuel Walker (Physician)moreless

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