This is a groundbreaking video documentary, a collection of 12 videotapes, about an hour each, showing one very seriously addicted man learning AVRT from start to finish. It's a moving experience to watch as he struggles with his Beast and finally prevails.
Here is what people are saying about AVRT
Jack and Lois:
finally defeated my addiction, thanks to your new video
set, AVRT Live. When I bought it a few months ago,
I thought it was expensive, but I now consider it the best
money I have ever spent on myself. My experiences with alcohol
and recovery attempts over the last 30 years might be of
interest to your other readers. Please feel free to put
this on your web site and/or publish it. It will likely
take me awhile to complete. Here is the outline:
1969 - 1984, I struggled with my drinking. For the next fifteen years,
I attended AA, and was in and out of rehabs. In 1998, I discovered
Rational Recovery, but I still had problems with the Beast concept of
and with the "I/it" dichotomy.
Finally in May 2002, I purchased AVRT-Live and finally realized the immorality of my ever again drinking.
It all came together, the abstinence commitment effect,
then the first thoughts on AA bashing and why it is good
to speak out against AA.
Thanks for all of your insights. Rational Recovery is a
Garry D., California
..The AVRT-Live video set is the best investment
I ever made. I really couldn't make it to California for
AVRT: The Course; either it was booked up or didn't fit
my schedule. I was amazed at how effective watching TV can
be in addiction recovery..." -- Steve M., Honolulu
"...I read the book, Rational Recovery,
and knew this is the way I wanted to recover. But I couldn't
quite put it together. I still had insecurity about relapse...Watching
AVRT-Live! videos has changed my life forever. It was so
real, all the way through. This is a whole new concept,
recovery by watching TV!..." -- Peter C., Missouri
"...The biggest lesson I learned from
AVRT-Live! is that addiction is an illusion of powerless
and little else. It took a while for this to really sink
in, as Tom tripped over it again and again. It finally hit
me about half way through the videos, and my life is changed
forever. I really appreciate the complete privacy of my
recovery and the dignity this avenue of recovery..."
Sharon, Detroit [Tom is the subject in the video - Ed.]
Dear Jack and Lois,
I just had to write. I'm absolutely amazed!
I have struggled with an addiction for more years than I'd
like to admit. I've tried AA, enrolled in two different
treatment centers and now I've just finished watching AVRT-Live!
I can't believe how unbelievably good I feel. This is really
a different kind of feeling. I've never experienced anything
like it. I feel like "me" for the first time in
my life. Free and empowered comes to mind as a way to explain
I had read your book Rational Recovery:
The New Cure for Substance Addiction (many times) and it
made sense, but by watching AVRT-Live I have finally been
able to make a Big Plan that I truly believe in. It's so
amazing! I know in my heart that my addiction is finally
The final nails in my Beast's coffin were
hammered in as I watched you corner and expose Tom's Beast,
because mine was exposed as well. What a character he is.
His Beast is just like mine. I felt like I was right there
with him, cringing Beast and all. The ups and the downs,
and the final triumph! I feel like a giant weight has been
lifted off my shoulders. The "head-chatter" is
gone and I feel calm and at peace. There's no more stuggle.
I can't thank you enough for making this information available.
I finally know I can do this. Wow! I highly recommend AVRT-Live!
to anyone who really wants to quit, NOW. Feel free to post
this note at your web center. All the best to you both.
Dear Mr. Trimpey,
My son watched AVRT-Live! last weekend
and I watched some of it myself. That has really helped
me to understand what he has been struggling with. He's
been addicted to heroin for about six years and has been
in and out of NA without success. It's been a week now,
and so far so good. I am seeing some parts of him I haven't
seen for a long time, old familiar ways from before he became
addicted. It makes me well up inside hoping this is real,
that he is coming back to his old self. It's very new to
me, since I have come to expect little real progress. He
seems very confident his addiction is over. I hope it's
true. I just wanted to thank you for making AVRT available
as he couldn't consider making the trip to take your four
day course. I will let you know how he does.
(Name Withheld) San Francisco