"Past research by Miller et al. and Heather et al. found treated subjects were more likely to relapse, and to relapse worse, when they believed in the disease theory of alcoholism (Miller et al.) and the “cultural delusion” of one-drink/one-drunk (Heather al.). Keep in mind that per AA, no matter how long you have abstained, whether you take a single drink or have an all-out bender, you’re back at day one. Non-12-step CBT programs, on the other hand, teach relapse prevention techniques, including a person’s ability to get off the “relapse train” at any station."