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Alcoholics Anonymous - Sponsor vs. Therapist - A classic youtube video

Uploaded on Sep 25, 2008
The following appeared in the Northern Illinois Area Service Newsletter. It is clearly a war on self.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bueg-2YBCRw

Russian Drug Tsar claims that brainwashed Methadone Addicts are causing a Ukrainian Revolution in December 2014

Cults, Drug Addicts Fomented Ukraine Revolution — Russian Drug Tsar

The Moscow Times, Dec. 12 2014 15:34, Last edited 21:16

Russia's top anti-drug cop claims to have identified the cause of the Ukrainian revolution — which, he said, was enacted by brainwashed methadone addicts.

Ukraine is one of more than 50 countries offering opioid replacement therapy to heroin addicts, who receive a milder opioid such as methadone in a palliative bid to ease withdrawals and drug cravings and decrease the danger to addicts.

Residents of Capistrano (Capo) Beach, Dana Point, Orange County California have had it with the 20 Sober Homes in their neighborhood and 40 of them showed up at a City Council meeting in Nov. 2014 to voice their concerns.

Capo Beach Residents Ask City’s Help with Nuisance Sober Living Homes

by Dana Point Times on November 21, 2014 By Andrea Swayne

Capistrano Beach residents attended Tuesday’s City Council meeting en masse to express their frustration with what they call a proliferation of sober living homes in their neighborhood.

Another News Flash "Most Heavy Drinkers Are Not Alcoholics" according to a report from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga in November, 2014

Most Heavy Drinkers Are Not Alcoholics

By Tara Parker-Pope
November 20, 2014 5:30 pm

Most people who drink to get drunk are not alcoholics, suggesting that more can be done to help heavy drinkers cut back, a new government report concludes (http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0329.htm).

News Flash - Not all Churches have AA meetings and if you are in Sussex County, Sparta Township, NJ and you really need a meeting, be careful which church you go to. You might end up in jail.

Intoxicated man who was searching for AA meeting arrested for trespassing, Sparta cops say

By Louis C. Hochman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on November 13, 2014 at 3:41 PM, updated November 13, 2014 at 4:18 PM

SPARTA — Police arrested a man they say was under the influence of alcohol and drugs — after he aggressively tried to find an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

CBS 48 Hours to run the Karla Brada Alcoholics Anonymous story on Saturday November 29, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Preview of the show "The Sober Truth"

Published on Nov 25, 2014
All new: A young woman, an alcoholic, thought she found help and a safe place -- what she found was a killer. "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher reports Saturday, Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feP863kXbcw

Should the boxer Tony Bellow be sanctioned for asking Nathan Cleverly (the WBO light heavyweight Champion of 2010) if he still goes to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings?


I guess it is an insult to ask if you have been to an AA meeting lately. Have they read the Alcoholics Anonymous literature claiming that it is alright to be an AA member?

Tony Bellew could face boxing authorities after 'Alcoholics Anonymous' insult to opponent Nathan Cleverly

By By Martin Domin for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:34 GMT, 20 November 2014 | Updated: 08:08 GMT, 21 November 2014

What is Sponsorship in Alcoholics Anonymous? What makes a person in AA a Sponsor? What is the difference between a Sponsor and a friend in AA?

Joanne and Patrick Fry have been served with a wrongful death lawsuit of Karla Brada along with Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. and the Santa Clarita Intergroup of AA. The lawsuit claims that the couple acted as sponsors to Karla Brada and the man convicted of her murder Eric Allen Earle, The Frys have gone to the newspapers claiming that they were not sponsors, just friends in AA. How do you determine if someone is a Sponsor or not?

If you are Irish, can you be prevented from getting a job because the Irish are considered to have Alcoholism in their blood? In South Korea, yes you can.

Katie Mulrennan rejected from South Korea teaching job due to 'alcoholism nature of the Irish' By Antonia Molloy Thursday 06 November 2014

An Irish school teacher was turned away from a position in South Korea due to the "alcoholism nature of [her] kind".

Katie Mulrennan, from County Kerry, had applied for a job in the capital Seoul after seeing the role advertised on Craigslist.

Another piece of Oxford Group propoganda from Ontario AA Area 86 District 12&13 "The four principles, a great lesson in 2014"

The four principles, a great lesson in 2014

A Small Drop of Ink
Grimsby Lincoln News By Dorothy Turcotte

The other day I opened an old file folder full of miscellaneous items and took out a copy of a newspaper article from the Sunday Chronicle dated July 28, 1935. I have no idea where this article came from, but I know it had been in that file for decades. I finally unfolded it and read it for the first time.

Welcome to the Horay for Jesus Orange Papers Forum of Jim Battle. Just remember that if you say anything about not liking it, the rabid followers will call you a Lynch Mob. NOW I'M PRACTICING FREE SPEECH!

Because of free speech I can voice my opinion on the Frank Buchman Oxford Group clone that is trying to take over the Orange Papers Forum, especially the ones that are running around piddling all over every thread claiming that if people disagree with turning this forum into a clone of the group that started AA they belong to a "Lynch Mob" in a very derogatory manner.

World Conference On Moral Rearmament (1950) - You don't need a church if you can use the OPF as a podium.

Stepper Cult Joke- When the Orange Papers Forum gets taken over by people that want "God" to be the answer to addictions, which is what AA is all about. Now that is hilarious.

Hats off to the assholes that made it this way. You are good little secret steppers and an especially loud round of applause to the sock puppets of http://nadaytona.org who helped to make this happen because instead of looking at the big picture, they wanted to shame churches and didn't care if the person wanting to do it was bashing every other free alternative they were pushing for one involving the God of his choosing.

12 Steps to Dealing with Narcissists - Emotional Self Protection and Boundary Setting (Very interesting)

1. Identify and admit
2. test : do you feel like crap when you speak to them
3. clarify YOUR PRESENT MOMENT EMOTION
4. clarfiy the boundary between your problems and their problems
5. clarify the boundary that you DONT let people do this to you
6. be aware they have an agenda (and it never ends)
7. physically withdraw -- create distance
8. psychologically withdraw
9. you cant HELP or FIX, by reason

Smash Comics (1939) "ALL RIGHT! I'M READY TO TAKE YOU ALL ON! I'LL TEACH YOU NOT TO DRINK DANGEROUS STUFF!

I am having trouble identifying the exact issue and story associated with this comic. In 1939 SMASH COMICS had 5 issues (http://www.aibq.com/smash1.php) however, I can find no database that gives me the actual insides of that particular comic book. I would like to find out what superhero or crimefighter is portrayed in this picture.

After almost 90 years, researchers are still finding problems at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. You can run, but 90 years later people are still looking.

Did Florida boys school officials send family a casket filled with wood?

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
October 10, 2014 -- Updated 0124 GMT (0924 HKT)

(CNN) -- For almost 90 years, the casket lay beneath the earth, Thomas Curry's family believing the teen who died too young rested in peace there, in an unmarked plot with his great-grandparents.

On a lighter note - Fractured Fairy Tales - Ridinghoods Anonymous from the show Rocky and Bullwinkle (1961-1964)

Uploaded on Oct 6, 2010
a hilarious cartoon from the show Rocky and Bullwinkle (1961-1964) it's one in the series called Fractured Fairy Tales. basically it's a twist on the old story of Little Red Riding Hood. give it a chance, it's funny and not quite what you'd expect
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C4xH216IBo

The UK is Experimenting with an old drug - 'Mild alcoholics' who want more than one glass of wine a day may be given a pill to reduce dependence.

'Mild alcoholics' who want more than one glass of wine a night to be given £3 pill to reduce dependence

By Sophie Borland Health Correspondent for the Daily Mail
Published: 12:15 EST, 2 October 2014 | Updated: 15:44 EST, 2 October 2014

"One Little Pill" Documentary narrated by Claudia Christian about the Sinclair Method (Naltrexone) coming out in 2015

"One Little Pill" Documentary narrated by Claudia Christian about the Sinclair Method (Naltrexone) coming out in 2015

Published on Jul 31, 2014

Help! Gamblers Anonymous (GA) in Swindon, South West England needs help in finding prospects. Meeting numbers are down and they need more prospects! Something must be wrong!

Number of gamblers seeking help drops

First published 04:00 Tuesday 9 September 2014 in News by Barrie Hudson

THE Swindon branch of Gamblers Anonymous is reaching out to members old and new as numbers at the meetings fall.

The organisation uses mutual support and advice to help problem gamblers to break their compulsion.

New column started on Beliefnet "Fellowship of Saints and Sinners" stating Alcoholics Anonymous could possibly be the “Third Reformation” in the history of Christianity.

“AA” Recovery Groups—Spirituality for the Non-Religious, Hope for the Church?
posted by Kristina Robb-Dover

Consisting of the usual AA propaganda of Spiritual, not Religious, the author does explain the path she will be following over the next few weeks with her column.

Simply, but smilingly, he said, "I've got religion." - Big Book "Bill's Story" , p.9

"So that was it -- last summer an alcoholic crackpot; now, I suspected, a little cracked about religion. " - BB Bill's Story, p.9

"We, who have traveled this dubious path, beg you to lay aside prejudice, even against organized religion." - BB We Agnostics, p.49

" Though we have no religious connection, we may still do well to talk with someone ordained by an established religion." - BB Into Action, p.74

Oh really .... "AA can help young adults, but mechanisms unclear" - What do you think?

AA can help young adults, but mechanisms unclear

Krystnell Storr, Reuters
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:08 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Alcoholics Anonymous can help people, young and old, recover from drinking problems, but young adults seem to benefit mainly - and only - from certain aspects of the program, according to a small U.S. study.

The results may help to better tailor AA for a new generation, researchers say, and help young adults feel more comfortable in the heart of the program, the group meetings.

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