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A little off subject of AA about the Musician Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) who may get an honorary doctorate from the University of Minnesota which gives insight into the honorary degree supposedly offered to Bill Wilson for AA.

Dr. Prince?

Officials at the University of Minnesota are weighing whether to award Prince an honorary doctorate -- something they were considering before the musician's death. The university's president told CNN Sunday that the nomination will likely be approved by an honors committee and then go to the university's board of regents and president in June for the final say.

Is this what Bill Wilson called a "Spiritual Awakening" on LSD?

"It is also related to what people sometimes call 'ego-dissolution,' which means the normal sense of self is broken down and replaced by a sense of reconnection with themselves, others and the natural world. This experience is sometimes framed in a religious or spiritual way -- and seems to be associated with improvements in well-being after the drug's effects have subsided."

Richard Starnes joins Class Action suit against "secret" Interdiction List (secret blacklist in Virginia) for people believed to be Alcoholics with "no" proof of drunkenness in Virginia

Virginia Jails People for Even Smelling Like Alcohol

By M. L. Nestel 03.16.16 4:01 AM ET

A class-action lawsuit accuses cops and prosecutors of locking up people as ‘habitual drunkards’ after placing them on a secret blacklist that bans them from booze.

Richard Starnes has been thrown in jail just for smelling like alcohol.

Every time Roanoke, Virginia, cops drive by they ask him, “You drinking?”

Starnes said usually the answer is yes, but there have been times when he’s sober and police lock him up anyway.

Akron, Ohio police expand unit investigating heroin deaths and find drug dealers selling in NA/AA meetings who were arrested for involuntary manslaughter

It would appear that fentanyl is a big problem being mixed with heroin. I remember about 10-15 years ago I was given fentanyl patches for a buldging disk in my back. For the life of me I don't see how they mix it with heroin since it is fentanyl mixed with a type of glue making it impossible (it would appear to me) to mix it with anything. Anyway maybe they were smoking it or or boiling it down. I only used them as patches for about a week and they didn't seem (to me anyway) to be doing anything but making my back numb but not the deep pain.

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State Vetoes Bill (SB 6498 - 2015-16) for testimonial privileges for alcohol and drug addiction recovery sponsors.

SOBERNATION reported on March 8, 2016 that SB 6498 (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6498) was passed in the Senate that would give testamentary privilege for alcohol or drug addiction recovery sponsors in certain Civil Suits. The Bill was signed by the President of the Senate on March 3, 2016 and signed by the Speaker of the House on March 4, 2016 and delivered to Governor Jay Inslee who vetoed the Bill on March 10, 2016.

The joyous job of looking for prospects in Alcoholics Anonymous. Direct from the AA Bible commonly called the 'Big Book" on page 96....

It may mean sharing your money and your home, counseling frantic wives and relatives, innumerable trips to police courts, sanitariums, hospitals, jails and asylums. Your telephone may jangle at any time of the day or night. Your wife may sometimes say she is neglected. A drunk may smash the furniture in your home, or burn a mattress. You may have to fight with him if he is violent. Sometimes you will have to call a doctor and administer sedatives under his direction. Another time you may have to send for the police or an ambulance.

The Psychobabble of "No one speaks for Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole" except the AA member who does....

One of the most blatant lies of Alcoholics Anonymous is the Psychobabble of "No one speaks for Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole" which is the direct opposite of someone using this catch phrase to explain AA as a whole to a newcomer. One of the other blatant lies is that "Alcoholics Anonymous is fellowship" and is not a business, yet they constantly refer to its members as doing "12 Step Work" just like an employee, intern or volunteer would do working for any organization.

The Prejudice Psychobabble of the Alcoholics Anonymous Movement

The Alcoholics Anonymous Movement was started by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in the mid 1930's to pay for their living expenses and homes using a pyramid scheme. Dr. Bob's home in Akron, Ohio was paid for by money begged from John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Bill Wilson spiritualist compound of Stepping Stones in Westchester, NY was paid for by royalties from the "Big Book" and money streams from individual groups. To do this both Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob had to prejudice people into the divisiveness of "them vs. us" using psychobabble.

A blatant attack on the Orange-Papers, Stinkin-Thinkin, ExposeAA and praise for the AA Apologetic sites?

Interestingly 2 major Anti-AA sites are missing from this hit list..... I guess they must have forgotten them for some reason... The 2 pseudo Anti-AA apologetic sites are mentioned with praise.... Notice the Orange Papers takes top billing on this hit list...

Are Anti-AA Blogs Hateful or Helpful?
By Tracy Chabala+ on February 16, 2016
https://rehabreviews.com/anti-aa-blogs-hateful-helpful/

DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes Related to Substance Use Disorders Changes

DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes Related to Substance Use Disorders

Description: DSM-IV and DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes Related to Substance Use Disorders (*Note: DSM-5 was released in May 2013 and includes significant changes to diagnosis. For example, it does away with separate "dependence" and "abuse" diagnoses and combines them into "substance use disorder.")
Read the rest:http://www.buppractice.com/printpdf/2633

Sober home owner arrested with a pound of crystal meth, a quarter-pound of heroin, small quantities of marijuana, oxycodone and methadone and a .38 caliber revolver in Everett, WA.

Owner of Washington 'Clean and Sober' Housing Charged With Federal Drug Crimes

by Alex Johnson Feb 11 2016, 10:44 pm ET

The owner of a chain of nonprofit drug counseling and housing centers in Washington state was charged Thursday with selling meth and heroin from his business office, authorities said.

Family and victims of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida and Senate Minority Leader Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, SB 708 move closer to reparations for damage done by this troubled teen camp.

Dozier memorial, burial funds move forward

By Jeffrey Schweers
Tribune/Naples Daily News Capital Bureau
Published: February 11, 2016
Updated: February 11, 2016 at 06:14 PM

TALLAHASSEE -- A memorial and money to bury the dozens of missing children whose bodies were exhumed at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna made it a step closer to becoming a reality today, sailing through a senate appropriations subcommittee.

Drama at Strongsville, Ohio a suburb of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County - "Drug dealer steals money from addict at AA meeting"

Drug dealer steals money from addict at AA meeting: Strongsville Police Blotter

John Benson, special to Sun News By John Benson, special to Sun News
on December 03, 2015 at 10:17 AM, updated December 03, 2015 at 10:19 AM

Theft, Pearl Road: On Nov. 29, a woman called to say her ex-drug dealer appeared at her AA meeting. The man forced her into his car and stole her money.

Apparently the guy was collecting old debts. Police are investigating.

Where does the term "Alcoholics Anonymous Classes" come from and who started it?

Normally when you hear about "Alcoholics Anonymous Classes" it relates to a judge or magistrate ordering someone before them to go to a certain number of AA meetings or they will be sanctioned by loss of liberty, licenses or both. The prospect hunting bible of Alcoholics Anonymous commonly called "The Big Book" does not mention classes. Where did the term come from and why has the misconception been propagated in the press?

Why is AA Affiliating With the Courts? We have all heard it before, MY AA Group doesn't sign court cards, yet they advertize that they go to Jails, Prisons and Court Systems looking for AA Prospects.

TheFix has picked up on Court mandated (coerced) AA prospects and AA Zealots are claiming that their groups handle things differently(https://www.thefix.com/ask-expert-why-aa-affiliating-courts). The only thing is the "literature" from the Alcoholics Anonymous Interchurch Center on 475 Riverside Drive, NYC directs them how to hunt for canned prospects and how to coerce courts on how to send them an ample supply of new AA recruits constantly.

Systematic Gang Stalking manual of Alcoholics Anonymous "When you discover a prospect for Alcoholics Anonymous, find out all you can about him." page 90 of the AA gang stalking manual commonly called "The Big Book" Chapter 7 "Working with Others"

Chapter 7 of the book Alcoholics Anonymous teaches members of AA the proper way to gang stalk those they methodically target for assimilation and training of new gang stalkers that they call Sponsees. Once the AA Sponcee it trained they are expected to become gang stalkers identified as AA Sponsors. Chapter 7 of the AA "Big Book" is entitled "Working with Others" and as the title suggests the chapter explains how to gang stalk AA prospects.

The SYNANON Chuck Dederich and Alcoholics Anonymous Bill Wilson Ouija Board association and similarity.

It is known by many that Bill Wilson moved to Stepping Stones on April 11, 1941 and had a "Spook Room" where he "held séances and practiced with a Ouija board" (http://www.barefootsworld.net/aasteppingstones.html).

Let's put the Alcoholics Anonymous "Spiritual, not Religious" word games to rest. Besides Alcoholics Anonymous what other movement claims to be "Spiritual, not Religious" and what Religious organization claims to be "NOT" Spiritual?

Let's put the Alcoholics Anonymous "Spiritual, not Religious" word games to rest. Besides Alcoholics Anonymous what other movement claims to be "Spiritual, not Religious" and what Religious organization claims to be NOT "Spiritual" but Religious? No such organization exits for the latter except for the SBNR movements and I can only find one for the first...

75 yrear old homicide victim in Austin Texas AA Area 68 District 3B/3C knew his alledged murderer in AA for seven years - Alledged murderer also faces endangering victim’s grandson

Man charged with endangering victim’s grandson now murder suspect

KVUE 7:03 p.m. CST December 4, 2015

AUSTIN – The day after police charged a man with endangering a homicide victim's grandson, police have confirmed Friday that the same man is the suspect of the grandfather's death.

"We do believe Mr. Pentland is a suspect in the death of Philip Liberty," said Austin Police Lt. Justin Newsom. Liberty, 75, was found dead in his northwest Austin home in November.

(snip)....

"The Power of Faith and Prayer?" Do the 12 Commandments of Bill Wilson Work?

The Power of Faith and Prayer?

Posted by Steven Novella on August 3, 2011 47 Comments

Does having only a cellphone lead to more binge drinking than having a land-line telephone? According to a CDC study it just may

Are you still seeing that correlation with risky behavior, or are we maybe approaching a point where only having a cellphone is more of a factor of convenience?
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We still see it in the general data, so if you take a look at the report, you can see that 29 percent of wireless-only adults are binge drinkers whereas only 18 percent of adults living in landline households drink heavily.

Sheriff William Snyder of Martin County, Florida Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Area 15 District 6 is concerned about the lack of control over sober homes in his area.

Sheriff warns of growing sober homes

Story by Greg Angel /CBS12 November 10, 2015

STUART (CBS12) -- An unregistered sex offender dumped off at a local Walmart by a local sober home has turned himself in to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

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