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The Anonymous People Official Trailer (2014) about the 23.5 Million Americans in Long Term Recovery - Do you think that the numbers may be a little inflated?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hyy1NnyQl8

The Anonymous People 2014

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.

Starring: Kristen Johnston, Chris herren
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes

‘That 70s Show’ Star Lisa Robin Kelly’s Family Suing Rehab Center For Wrongful Death - PAX House, Califorina - June 2014

‘That 70s Show’ Star Lisa Robin Kelly’s Family Suing Rehab Center For Wrongful Death

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 @ 7:32AM

Nearly one year after the tragic death of That 70s Show star Lisa Robin Kelly, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the actress’ family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the rehab center she was enrolled in at the time of her death.

Bayou Dorcheat Jail in Webster Parish, Minden, Louisiana is changing policy on making inmates attend church and Alcoholics Anonymous - July 2014

Bayou Dorcheat changing policy forcing inmates to attend church

Posted: Jul 01, 2014 10:18 PM UTC Updated: Jul 02, 2014 2:35 AM UTC
By Fred Childers

MINDEN, LA (KSLA) -

Prayer and prison. Does it mix?

Some inmates and even those in charge said it doesn't blend, based on certain Louisiana guidelines.

Massachussets General Hospital (MGH) to start mandatory substance abuse screenings of all patients and "Recovery Coaches" to take people to AA - Fall 2014

MGH to screen all patients for substance abuse

Querying part of effort to treat addiction
By Liz Kowalczyk | Globe Staff June 30, 2014

Massachusetts General Hospital will take the unusual step of questioning all patients about their use of alcohol and illegal drugs beginning this fall, whether they are checking in for knee surgery or visiting the emergency department with the flu.

Now that the downsides of Alcoholics Anonymous are starting to hit major news outlets again it is important to remember the lessons learned by The New Republic because of Stephen Randall Glass in 1998

Stephen Randall Glass was a reporter at The New Republic Magazine and was caught prefabricating stories and can explain why integrity and traceability of sources is so important in the Anti-AA movement, especially if we go to the media with them.

Is it illegal to warn people of a DUI checkpoint in Ohio where Alcoholics Anonymous was born and has become the preferred State religion to be mandated too by the US court system?

Superhero for drunk drivers arrested for warning of checkpoint

By Associated Press
June 19, 2014 | 8:02am

CLEVELAND — A suburban Cleveland man says police violated his First Amendment rights to free speech when they cited him for holding a sign warning motorists to turn if they wanted to avoid a drunken-driving checkpoint.

Douglas Odolecki, 43, warned motorists with the sign Friday night in Parma that said: “Check point ahead! Turn now!”

New 1980's Rehab Drama portrayal to be shown on Showtime with Robert Downey Jr. as producer.

A new premium drama show is being developed at Showtime portraying a Rehab stint during the 1980's produced by Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey under their Team Downey Banner. Robert Downey Jr. has been in the headlines for numerous drug and alcohol problems and his wife Susan is credited with helping him with his problems. It will be interesting to see how AA/NA is shown and if the upsides as well as the downsides are explored.

Showtime Developing 1980s Rehab Drama Produced By Robert Downey Jr.

"The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab" And you’re likely to see stickers that read, “No Gods, No Masters.”

The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab

Tech + Health 06.16.14
Stephen Krcmar

Noah Levine is a heavily tattooed , formerly incarcerated addict. Now sober, he’s trying to reform drug rehab through Buddhism and punk music.

Texas Governor Rick Perry compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism in AA General Service Area 65, 66, 67, 68

In a very controversial move, Republican Texas Governor James Richard "Rick" Perry compares being a homosexual to being an alcoholic and continues on his platform backing reparative therapy (often termed as pray the gay away) to "fix" people who are gay . Rick Perry is the 47th Governor of Texas with the longest serving tenure of any Governor in Texas taking the reigns in December 2000 from George W, Bush when he resigned to run for the US Presidential Office. Running for US President in 2010, Perry suspended his presidential race in 2012 endorsing Mitt Romney.

LA planning board argues that location of a restaurant selling beer and wine is not a "trigger" and allows the establishment on the bottom floor of Skid Row Housing Trust's New Genesis Apartments in LA June 11, 2014

L.A. planning panel OKs alcohol permit for skid row apartments

By Gale Holland - June 11, 2014

A Los Angeles city planning commission ruled late Tuesday that beer and wine can be served at a restaurant on the ground floor of a skid row apartment complex that houses recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.

How do you stop the expansion of the Sedgwick County, Kansas Prison System? You increase the number of people sent to AA, NA and Church...

Sedgwick County takes action to avoid jail expansion

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:17 AM

Sedgwick County avoids jail expansion, saves money by keeping people out of jail

Sedgwick County takes action to avoid jail expansion

By TIM HORAN

Read the rest: http://www.salina.com/news/Sedgwick1

-SNIP-

Saline County has a drug court and mediation for juveniles, Kochanowski said.

Key largo, Florida based adiction recovery group believes that "Bible-Based recovery" is the only way. The Christian version of 12 Steps one day after AA Founders Day June 10 - Celebrate Recovery

Bible-based recovery program meets in village

BY JOSH GORE Free Press Staff - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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jgore@keysnews.com

KEY LARGO -- For 15 years, Brad Lange was at war with himself every time he touched a drop of alcohol.

Lange was in and out of Alcoholics Anonymous and could only maintain sobriety for part of the year. He said he was overdrinking and it was negatively impacting his lifestyle.

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - June 10th (Dr. Bob's last drink supposedly) "PROOF" that AA works with no "proof" on Samefacts: "How Scientists Came to Recognize the Benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous" comments disabled..

How Scientists Came to Recognize the Benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous

June 10, 2014 By Keith Humphreys

Every year or so I get a call from a journalist who wants me to come on some show with “Someone who is saying that there is no evidence that Alcoholics Anonymous works!”.

I have learned to respond by asking “How much is their new book selling for?”.

Aaron Ybarra? Suspected Seattle Pacific University Shooter was trying to turn his life around in AA - One dead, three wounded Thursday June 5, 2014

Friend: Accused gunman was 'turning life around'

By KOMO STAFF Published 8:05 am, Friday, June 6, 2014

KIRKLAND, Wash. - A friend of the suspected gunman who killed one man and wounded two other people at the Seattle Pacific University campus says he was "flabbergasted" when he heard the tragic news.

The 10 countries where people drink the most Alcohol according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Do they have Alcoholics Anonymous and what is the life expectancy?

1. Belarus, Alcohol per capita consumption: 17.5 liters, Life expectancy at birth: 72.1 years
2. Republic of Moldova, Alcohol per capita consumption: 16.8 liters, Life expectancy at birth: 81.4 years
3. Lithuania, Alcohol per capita consumption: 15.4 liters, Life expectancy at birth: 73.9 years
4. Russian Federation, Alcohol per capita consumption: 15.1 liters, Life expectancy at birth: 70.5 years
5. Romania, Alcohol per capita consumption: 14.4 liters, Life expectancy at birth: 68.7 years

NEW PROCESS THIS YEAR for the 63rd Annual Stepping Stones Family Groups Picnic - Sat. June 7, 2014 - You must register to park off site and use the shuttle

The rapid decline and shrinking of the Annual Stepping Stones Family Groups picnic is continuing with the 63rd Picnic on Saturday June 7, 2014. In past years the offsite parking at the railroad station at 1 Railroad Avenue, Bedford Hills was open to all and a shuttle was provided to the picnic. This year, with only a little over 2 weeks left to prepare, parking will only be allowed at the railroad station by reservation and the reservation system has not yet been implemented with a first come first serve basis until all tickets are sold.

"10 things rehab centers won’t tell you: Look out for pricey programs, unorthodox therapies and lackluster success rates" By Charles Passy, MarketWatch May 16, 2014

1. We’re not always that effective.
2. Our success rates may mean little.
3. A pricier program is not necessarily a better program.
4. Our staff may not be all that well-schooled.
5. We’ll invade your neighborhood.
6. We may be running a scam.
7. Some of our therapies aren’t exactly scientific.
8. Be prepared to get in line for services.
9. Private equity’s gain could be a patient’s loss.
10. You may be better off at home.

"AA is not a fraud: Why haters are afraid to listen: Here's why the program works, no matter what critics say: It's really about listening, living, spirituality and joy " on The Salon May 17, 2014

I’m beginning to think that the main proof that Alcoholics Anonymous is, as its members claim, “a spiritual program,” is that it is attacked so often and so viciously. These attacks usually come from people who are trying to sell something – books or drying-out programs, mostly. What troubles them seems to be that AA, like all genuinely spiritual realities, is free.

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...

New contract awarded in fight against drugs and alcohol misuse in Lincolnshire, UK (£5m over the next three years)

A new contract has been awarded by the North East Lincolnshire Council to be used for the fight against drugs and alcohol misuse. It is using the partnering of numerous foundations with many that appear to be administering the use of substance abuse evaluations and recommended treatment when people end up in court or if they just ask for help. They have an extensive list of services that must be included. The use of harm reduction, moderation management, chemical help (I'm supposing that is methadone, naltrexone, etc..) as well as housing and job help.

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.

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