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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?


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An annoying self-satisfied 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

Police Taser unruly patron outside of Sonoma County Alano Club, 1050 Petaluma Blvd. N. Petaluma, CA - AA Service Area 06 District 12

Man throwing punches at Petaluma alcoholics anonymous club stunned by Taser, arrested

BY RANDI ROSSMANN
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
April 29, 2015, 9:03AM

Petaluma police said a man who punched a worker in the face at an alcoholics anonymous club was then hit with a police Taser barb when he took a fighting stance and taunted an officer to fire the shock weapon.

Is the tide turning in the US Senate towards medical TV advice? Claire McCaskill Slams Dr. Oz for Hawking 'Miracle' Products - peer Doctors want Dr. Oz fired from Columbia University Staff

Published on Jun 18, 2015
During a Senate panel on deceptive advertising for the weight loss products Dr. Oz has pioneered in the field of hawking products that are not actually proven to help people lose weight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgApDJwc4Ow

Does this sound like AA double speak? Does this sound like AA hawking cures by other TV personalities?

Whay is said and seen at an AA meeting stays at the meeting, unless of course you are the brother of Nevada Senator Harry Reid in AA Service Area 42 New Years Eve 2015

http://www.nevadaarea42.org/

Was Harry Reid really pummeled by a relative?

Capitol Police refuse to confirm or deny 'accident' claim
Published: 6 days ago
By Garth Kant

WASHINGTON – Skeptics have begun to openly doubt the explanation Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has given about the severe injuries to his face, and the questions have become especially pointed as possible new information has come to light.

If you join Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or any 12 Step group you will be expected to recruit more members. They will attempt to make sure you end up in "Jails","institutions" or "death". It says so in Chapter 5 of "The Big Book".

In Chapter 5 of the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous that Bill Wilson compiled from various members of early AA and the Oxford Group it explained the main idea in AA (and other 12 Step Groups using the 12 Steps, Traditions, etc...) If you become a member of a 12 Step Group such as AA you are expected to search out "Alcoholics" (or any 12 Step Group prospect and get them to join the group) in order for you to get better, otherwise you will relapse.

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