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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2014 - Tennessee Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Agrees to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations for $9.25 Million

The Department of Justice announced today that CRC Health Corp. (CRC) has agreed to pay $9.25 million to the federal government and the State of Tennessee to settle allegations that CRC knowingly submitted false claims by providing substandard treatment to adult and adolescent Medicaid patients suffering from alcohol and drug addiction at its facility in Burns, Tenn. CRC, based in Cupertino, Calif., is a nationwide provider of substance abuse and mental health treatment services.

Lindsay Lohan reveals that the list of her sexual partners was revealed as a part of the 5th Step of AA the Betty Ford Clinic.

Well we all know that what is said in an AA meeting is supposed to stay at the meeting. Here is an example of the "sexual inventory" of AA going very bad. If you remember Lindsay Lohan was court ordered into rehab.

Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/chi-lindsay-lohan-sex-list-201...

Is Alcoholics Anonymous a good "treatment" or "aftercare" that the US Courts system often coerces through sentencing? A case study of Shropshire, England.

We have all read about these incidents, an AA member leaves a meeting drunk and does something harmful. In the US this is very prevalent and it is often found out that the AA member in question was ordered to go to AA either directly through a "Drug" or "DUI" Court or by proxy through the ordering of a substance abuse evaluation as part of the sentencing in a regular (non-specific) court. In the UK, this is not done to a great extent, but people are trying to change that and people in the UK often try to emulate the AA get out of jail card that has become so prevalent in the US.

In the deep woods of Poland, Maine, an old warehouse in Bergen County, New Jersey and Santa Monica, California victims were brought into rooms to attend attack therapy to "help them." Now it is being done online where the cries for help can be heard.

I am of course talking about ELAN, Kids of New Jersey and SYNANON where people were brought into a room and the physical and mental attacking of the participants was encouraged by the facilitators of these meetings. In the deep woods of Poland, Maine, an old warehouse in Bergen County, New Jersey and Santa Monica, California victims were taught how to attack each other by action set up by Joe Ricci, Virgil Miller Newton or Charles E. "Chuck" Dederich. I have helped to expose and document these action.

The "Let them worship", Bill in NYC. Mayor tried to prevent the renting of school property to Churches to worship, but because they also rent to faith based AA and the Boy Scouts legally it may be allowed.

In a strange twist of events, the schools in NYC have been denying the renting of unused rooms to Churches because it is against the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution and the division of church and state. Now the argument is that Alcoholics Anonymous and the Boy Scouts are faith based also, so churches shouldn't be excluded. What do you think?


Owner of Nomadian Community Resource Center (12 Step Club) in Seattle caught selling Narcotics likely to receive probation due to failing health.

Caught dealing painkillers at Seattle Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Vietnam vet looks for mercy

Seriously ill man unlikely to see prison for drug sales to addicts at his Hillman City non-profit
Published 9:41 pm, Thursday, April 3, 2014

Michael Shepard started his adult life in uniform in Vietnam, then spent much it destitute, drug-addicted and mentally ill.

Thanks only to a deal with federal prosecutors, the 65-year-old probably won’t finish it in a prison cell.

Martin Sheen inducts Earl Hightower into the Drug Court Hall of Fame (He's a paid bounty hunter/interventionist for Rehabs)

Published on Feb 26, 2014

NADCP CEO West Huddleston and Martin Sheen induct Earl Hightower into the Stanley M. Goldstein Drug Court Hall of Fame for his incredible service to the Drug Court movement and addicted people everywhere. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

"Writers in Treatment" announce that 6 month old Addiction/Recovery eBulletin is "most referred to, linked, and talked about information and entertainment resource in the recovery industry"

While I have just become aware of this news source, it does appear to have have more information than many others. It is published weekly by email and online and has had 30 issues so far. Some of the same content, but often overlooked stuff also. It appears to be a type of news aggregation on the recovery field with a slight twist. For example Lance Dodes interview on NPR about his book "The Sober Truth" is filed under the title "AA Doesn’t Work! Except for Millions AUDIO: A Moron Speaks – Doctor Debunks 12-Step Recovery AUDIO."

"Randomized Clinical Study" for new sobriety/intervention Smartphone App with GPS monitoring called A-CHESS released.

Sobriety app with panic button helps addicts stay on the wagon

According to the first large, randomized clinical trial to test this kind of stop-drinking app, 52 percent of users stayed dry for a year after leaving treatment, as opposed to only 40 percent of a control group that didn't have the app.

by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore @ejamoore March 27, 2014 4:00 AM PDT, Updated: March 27, 2014 4:00 AM PDT

What happened to David Cassidy of the Partridge Family?

David Cassidy - Come On Get Happy - 8/11/13 - Chicago

David Cassidy gets probation, rehab for DUI conviction

By Alan Duke, CNN
March 26, 2014 -- Updated 0040 GMT (0840 HKT)

Would you go to AA to get your kid back if the California Child Protection Services (CPS) took her away because her grandfather was busted for drugs?

In a rather weird case of removing a child from her parents, Scott Rolick had his child removed from his home when the 70 year old of Father of his wife Sara was busted for selling drugs in a different part of town.... To get his child back he has been told to go to Alcoholics Anonymous and take parenting classes, but has refused. What would you do?

California CPS Goes After Father Who Recorded Them After His Daughter Was Wrongfully Taken Away

By Dominic Kelly, Tue, March 25, 2014

"The Hijacking of Sobriety by the Recovery Movement" By Stanton Peele published March 22, 2014 on reason.com

The Hijacking of Sobriety by the Recovery Movement
Before Alcoholics Anonymous hijacked the term, 'sober' simply meant not being intoxicated.

Stanton Peele | March 22, 2014

New Study published in the Journal of American Medicine Assoc. (JAMA) discovers trend that 12 Step (AA/NA) has more relapse than other options.

Relative Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, Standard Relapse Prevention, and Treatment as Usual for Substance Use DisordersA Randomized Clinical Trial

Original Investigation | March 19, 2014
JAMA Psychiatry. Published online March 19, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.4546

'I'm having trouble looking you in the eye' the story of John Leonard MacKean, 64 who abducted a 16 yr old boy in Nova Scotia, Lunenburg County, Canada AA General Service Area 82

John Leonard MacKean's DNA found on chained boy, bed
WARNING: This story contains explicit details of a sexual nature

CBC News Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:06 AM AT

A jury in the trial of a man charged with sexually assaulting a teenaged boy at a rural Nova Scotia cabin has heard the accused's DNA was found on both the chained boy and the bed to which he was chained.

"The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry" by Lance and Zachary Dodes ISBN-10: 0807033154 ISBN-13: 978-0807033159

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press (March 25, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0807033154
ISBN-13: 978-0807033159

An exposé of Alcoholics Anonymous, twelve-step programs, and the rehab industry—and how a failed addiction-treatment model came to dominate America

The Wilson House (the birth place of Bill Wilson) in East Dorset, Vermont is in the news again. This time for theft of $930 from the donation box on Thursday March 13, 2014

Vermont police look into missing donation money

Mar. 14, 2014 10:23 AM

EAST DORSET — Vermont police say about $930 went missing from a donation box at the Wilson House in East Dorset.

According to its website, the Wilson House is the birthplace of the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and was restored as a memorial to the co-founder and serves as a retreat for people recovering from substance abuse as well as a guest house.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Braden Woods has been labled the "poverty court" and mostly positive "results" have been reported according to SFGate the local newspaper - March 5, 2014

5 years in, verdict is positive for S.F. community court

Heather Knight
Updated 9:08 am, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wearing the traditional black robe and armed with the traditional wooden gavel, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Braden Woods had instructions for the dozens of defendants sitting in his decidedly nontraditional courtroom.

Some were typical: When you're asked to submit to a drug test - do it. And don't even think about diluting your sample with water.

Some were not so typical: You will clap when asked to.


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