A no-nonsense program that gives you clear instruction
on how to quit your addiction — for life.
The Course is 4 days of direct, one-on-one instruction
on AVRT, leading to complete recovery within the time allotted.
The small class sessions allow each individual to clarify concepts
or resolve questions. During AVRT: The Course, participants are
guided through the decision making process, culminating in the
execution of a Big Plan for permanent abstinence.
AVRT-based recovery is highly desirable
as an avenue to family reconciliation. On the fourth day, a significant
other, usually immediate family, is invited to sit in as a
participant-observer. We encourage spouses and significant others to
sit in for the entire four days, so that everyone is in agreement on
the nature of addiction and recovery, and so personal responsibilities
are clearly understood. The format allows for satisfying discussion of
family problems related to addiction. This allows for understanding and
building a foundation for the future based upon zero-tolerance in the
is very little self-disclosure expected in AVRT: The Course, because
little is accomplished by sharing stories of regret. The format is
class, not group, so that there is considerable one-on-one dialog
between you and the instructor, Jack Trimpey, and very little group
report that it was difficult at first to imagine how a mere four days
can lead to total recovery. However, the belief that recovery is an
arduous, prolonged experience based upon mysterious concepts is a
perception from the viewpoint of addiction itself. A good way to
fast-forward your journey to the other side of addiction is to recognize
that discouragement and skepticism as your own Addictive Voice. Your
Beast certainly won’t want you to take AVRT: The Course, but you will have the final word!
request, professional reports may be submitted to social authorities
and agencies. The services are brief, always voluntary, less expensive
than any form of addiction treatment, and require no follow-up or
aftercare. Our graduates do very well, as the large majority remain
The Course is offered only at the Rational Recovery national office
near Sacramento, California. Registrants are provided traveler’s
information including local lodging and restaurants, and exact driving
instructions for Sacramento Int. Airport. The meeting place is at the
Hilton Garden Inn, in historic Folsom, California.
Call 530-621-2667 for more information
and to register.
Why AVRT: The Course, when AVRT is so simple?
Many people take AVRT: The Course because learning styles differ, and because it may be difficult to absorb The New Cure due to stresses associated with addiction. For many,
addiction is a persistent problem until the Addictive Voice is
thoroughly exposed through skilled instruction in AVRT. For those
who want to provide their families of others tangible evidence of taking strong, decisive action
against addiction, certificates of completion and letters of support
may be provided.
Years of recovery group involvement can drill members
into passivity, resignation, and helplessness. To overcome recovery group disorders,
AVRT: The Course means unlearning the 12 steps and the crippling
psychobabble that perpetuates chronic addiction. Some people take
AVRT: The Course purely to kick the recovery group habit, i.e., "recoveryism."
All Rational Recovery books, videotapes,
periodicals are available now at:
Rational Recovery Bookstore!