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"Pennsylvania Seeks to Close Books on "Kids for Cash" Scandal" - anyone that has not come forward should do so now


The PA Child Care youth detention center in Pittston, Pennsaylvania, where children were sent to serve terms after being caught up in the "kids for cash" scheme. Matt Rourke / AP

Pennsylvania Seeks to Close Books on "Kids for Cash" Scandal

by Jon Schuppe Aug 12 2015, 5:45 pm ET

UK Study from 2007 to 2011 Shows Interesting Trends in Workplace Drug Use by Age Group and type of Drug - Alcohol was not included.

Nearly a million employees in the UK 'have drugs in their system at work'

Between 2007 and 2011 screening firm sees 43% increase in number of workers testing positive for drug use

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 23:00 GMT, 1 July 2012 | Updated: 06:41 GMT, 2 July 2012

Yearly distribution and frequency of Alcoholic/addict major movies from IBDm database

Yearly frequency and distribution of Alcoholics/Addict movies from IMDB http://www.imdb.com/list/ls050657088/ Why is there a difference in movies per year? Do the dates have the anything to do with it?
1945 - *
1948 - *
1949 - **
1952 - *
1955 - **
1956 - *
1957 - *
1958 - ***
1963 - *
1966 - *
1969 - *
1970 - **
1971 - *
1973 - ****
1981 - **
1984 - **
1987 - **
1988 - **
1989 - *
1991 - **

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” star Kim Richards pleads "not guilty" and uses the US court sanctioned 52 Week AA get out of jail card!

Breaking News: Kim Richards Pleads NOT Guilty to Charges of Resisting Arrest and Battery

Posted on Jun 11 2015 - 4:36pm by Avigai

Breaking News — “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” star Kim Richards, 50, has pled NOT guilty to the three misdemeanor charges she’s facing after getting arrested on April 16 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The AA TIMES International pseudo Grapevine Magazine of Alcoholics Anonymous from down under in Australia


http://aatimes.org.au/

"This website provides information about Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Melbourne and around the state of Victoria in Australia.

The making of 25 AA Alcoholics/Addicts in AA. Many have never heard of these before?

1. Stephen King - "1987 Intervention"
2. Robin Williams -
3. Ben Affleck- "entered rehab in 2001"
4. Michael J. Fox
5. Jamie Lee Curtis - "addiction to alcohol and pain killers in 1999"
6. Diana Ross - "entered Promises Rehab center in 2002, was arrested a few months later for DUI'
7. Mel Gibson - 'In 2006, Gibson was infamously arrested on a DUI"
8. Johnny Depp -
9. Mickey Mantle - "addicted to alcohol and played almost every game either drunk or hung-over"
10. Billie Holiday

Drunks (1995) - Richard Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Dianne Wiest,,,etc

Published on Jan 18, 2014

Actor-comedian Richard Lewis and Academy Award winners Faye Dunaway and Dianne Wiest lead an all-star case that includes Amanda Plummer, Parker Posey, Spalding Gray, Calista Flockhart and Sam Rockwell in this poignant story of friendship, survival and redemption.

"Danger Thin Ice!" and a history of the blogs critical of Alcoholics Anonymous

While perusing through http://www.dangerthinice.org/aa.htm I noticed that many of the blogs critical about AA have ceased to exist. I remember most of them, but they have since gone by the wayside. One that is still available is Triple A Comix and the adventures of Mildew Man.

http://www.angelfire.com/blog/aaacomix/
How many of the other sites do you remember that are now dormant or non existent?

'GRESHAM'S LAW & ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS" from "24 Magazine" July 1976 - The three types of AA members. Which ones have you come across?

GRESHAM'S LAW & ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

There are three ways to work the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. (1) The strong, original way, proved powerfully and reliably effective over forty years. (2) A medium way - not so strong, not so safe, not so sure, not so good, but still effective. And (3) a weak way, which turns out to be really no way at all but literally a heresy, a false teaching, a twisting corruption of what the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous clearly stated the program to be.

It's Alcoholics Anonymous Roundup Season! Round up your AA Prospects. Remember always try and bring two members to every 12 Step call for AA Team Roping. Yea Haw....

California AALA Annual Roundup
Held in the Los Angeles area West Hollywood

California Redwood Coast Annual Roundup
Annually held in Fortuna, California. "Come enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Redwood Coast for three fun-filled days of meetings, speakers, food and fellowship." Includes Al-Anon participation Ureka

Incarcerated Felon Population by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2012

As of 2012, there were 1,511,497 people incarcerated in US state and federal prisons and 744,500 people incarcerated in US county jails.

Felons with a sentence of one year or less normally serve their term of incarceration in county jails along with other inmates convicted of misdemeanors.

June, the unofficial start of the hunting season for Alcoholics by Alcoholics Anonymous! How many prospects can you bag this season?


June is the unofficial start of Prospect hunting season for Alcoholics Anonymous. It is the month that the AA Grapevine publishes it's "Prison Edition" on how to prospect hunt in jails, posers pretending to be Bill Wilson go to Dr. Bob's grave on Harleys, Stepping Stones has it's annual picnic to piss off the neighbors in Bedford Hills NY and The International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous meet to swap prospect hunting stories....

Meanwhile... Alcoholics Anonymous in Akron Ohio is getting set for the 2015 80th Founders Day of Dr. Bob getting drunk to perform surgery on someones rectum. June 12, 13 & 14, 2015

And the Alcoholics Anonymous Posers are getting ready to disrupt the city of Akron with loud Harley's (and probably illegally modified pipes) pretending to be Bill Wilson on Sunday June 14, 2015 at 8:00 in the morning on Aqueduct Street on the way to Dr. Bob's grave.....

Lance Dodes explores the current state of Evidence-Based Treatment in Addiction and the Studies associated with it. Are the current studies flawed (skewed) because of the way they are held (self report and dropping the people that quit the study)?

What Do We Really Know About Addiction?

By Lance Dodes 06/04/15

..... Evidence-based treatment is as accepted as motherhood and apple pie. After all, evidence is the cornerstone of science itself. Before the Age of Enlightenment, people could claim anything was true, but evidence tells us whether claims are justified. There's just one problem: if the evidence is faulty or irrelevant, so is the claim based on it. That is exactly what has happened for too much of what we are told in health care, and addiction in particular....

Have you been victimized by the Psychotic AA Smirk?


smirk
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intr.v. smirked, smirk·ing, smirks
To smile in an annoying self-satisfied manner.
n.
An annoying self-satisfied smile.
smirk
(smɜːk)
n
1. a smile expressing scorn, smugness, etc, rather than pleasure
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2. (intr) to give such a smile
3. (tr) to express with such a smile
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What is meant by "Outside Issue" in Alcoholics Anonymous and how is it tied to "Controversy" in Tradition 10? What is considered a "non-outside issue" in AA?

Tradition 10 - Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176

Tradition 10 - All history affords us the spectacle of striving nations and groups finally torn asunder because they were designed for, or tempted into, controversy.

12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176

AA Tradition 10 - In this respect, we do not enter into public controversy, because we know that our Society will perish if it does.

Tales of the absurd in Alcoholics Anonymous. Charles Abbott of Aspen Colorado (AA Area 10 District 14) after allegedly assaulting 75 year old man in AA meeting on May 9, 2015, brings a stuffed Owl to court as his defense...

Aspen defendant enlists stuffed animal as his attorney

Charles Abbott came to court Tuesday with a stuffed animal and placed it on the defense table in front of him.

“He’s a very sensitive guy, has law degrees from Yale, Harvard and Stanford,” Abbott told Pitkin County Court Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely. “I think he’ll be able to represent me before a public defender comes online.”

FREE 2015 Film events by REEL Recovery Film Fest and Alcohol Justice

Girl On The Edge
A Film by Jay Silverman
San Francisco Premiere
7 P.M. June 11, 2015
New People Cinema

How I Got Over
A Film by Nicole Boxer
10 A.M. June 13, 2015
Smith Rafael Film Center

The Wisdom To Know the Difference
A Film by Daniel Baldwin
San Francisco Premiere
8 P.M. June 12, 2015
New People Cinema

Source: https://alcoholjustice.org/projects/reel-recovery-film-festival

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