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Off Topic - The good in people, Inmates in Parker County Jail, Texas break out of cell to save Officer having a heart attack. AA General Service Area 66 Sanctity of Life.

(CNN)A group of Texas inmates are being hailed as heroes after they bust out of a holding cell -- to save a corrections officer's life.
The Parker County Sheriff's Office just released security camera footage of the June 23 incident.

List of reputable Doctors who claim Addiction is not a Disease

Dr. Stanton Peeles says addiction is not a disease.
Dr. Mark Willengbring says addiction is a disease
Dr. Lance Dodes says addiction is not a brain disease nor a DSM diagnosis
Dr. Gabor Mate says addiction is a disease
Dr. Marc Lewis says addiction is not a disease
Dr. John Kelly says addiction is a disease
Dr. Carl Hart says addiction is not a brain disease
Dr. Marvin Seppella says addiction is a disease
Dr. Gene Heyman says addiction is not a disease
Dr. Lee Ann Kaskutas says addiction is a disease

AA Tradition 8 as first presented by Bill Wilson in the A.A. Grapevine, April 1946. Why was Tradition 8 written and what does it have to do with AA 12 Steps? Were Bill W and Dr. Bob compensated for 12th Step Work?

8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional. We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fee or hire. But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those full-time services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics. Such special services may be well recompensed. But personal Twelfth Step work is never to be paid for.

Source: http://www.barefootsworld.net/aatraditions-gv1946.html

Women fight before AA meeting in Kings County, Federal Way Washington in AA District 32 General Service Area 72 over controlling attitude while making coffee...

A fight between 2 women erupts while making coffee before the AA Meeting chanting begins. Remember arrive 20 minutes before and leave 20 minutes after and do Service Work...

‘Jails, Institutions or Death’ words of wisdom from the "bibles" of AA written (plagiarized?) by Bill Wilson in the "Big Book" and 12&12"

"Each AA member is to follow the 12 steps to the best of their ability or face jails, institutions or death. Therefore, we are disciplined by the spiritual principals of the steps and a higher power of our own understanding. Just as every AA member takes the steps to the best of their ability, each AA group as a whole must follow the traditions…

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

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.


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