Chakra Discussions

Alcoholics Anonymous

by Krsna-krpa das

Posted October 8, 2003

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I am answering a question that was sent to Back to Godhead by an aspiring devotee who has had a problem with alcohol and drugs for years. He goes to Alcoholics Anonymous which he experiences is very beneficial for staying sober, but from the Krishna conscious point of view, some of the people he meets there are very bad association. He feels, however, that if he leaves Alcoholics Anonymous, he will get back into alcohol and drugs as has happened to him before. I am wondering if there is a Krishna conscious version of Alcoholics Anonymous anywhere or if any other devotees have had a similar problem and found a solution to it that I could pass on to him, or if there is someone who can empathize with his problem would like to correspond with him to give him encouragement.

Thank you for your consideration.

your servant,
Krishna-kripa das