I think he's refering to rational recovery, based on the teachings of psychologist Albert Ellis, went to one meeting, made a lot of sense, unfortunately the cult members at AA have waged a ruthless war against Rational Recovery to where now you're lucky to find any RR meetings anywhere. How the court system can order people to go into a religious program, AA, beats me, and you are allowed to go to other recovery groups, except thanks to AAs BS there are no other programs, best thing is to get yourself sober and stay the hell away from AA.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk Johnhttp://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/