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When someone is DROWNING,MY RESPONSIBILITY

Funny thing about none of my business.Early when Sant ji was just 15 years old.Carol taught me that if,another really big word.If I see that someone is drowning and I have the ability to save them, BUT

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Unprescribing medications

AA sponsors can fuck you up! AA can fuck you up!! The 12 Steps can fuck you up!!!
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PJ says:

June 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

The first relapse (that nearly killed someone I love) was triggered by a thoughtless/baseless unconscionable communication by his “AA sponsor” shortly after he began investing his energy/his spirit into the program.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

Lois Burnham Wilson - what was up with Lois W.?

Why did she stick with Bill W. when she knew he was a naughty boy? Lois W. started Al-Anon right? So she had the same disease Bill W. had right? Did Lois do the 12 steps? Lois’ parents were upper middle class - Why did she stick with such a loser?

Big Book Meeting?

Reminds me a little of a Big Book Meeting, although Monty Python is amusing and some of it does make sense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_guKhYVr5vA&feature=player_detailpage

Seriously although I too lost friends to this weird cult, it beggars belief that anyone can take this nonsense serious in this century, let alone it still dominates the 'so called' recovery industry of the Developed West?

God can be an apple tree or an hair dryer LOL

John Schlueter pleads "No Contest" to embezzling $9,000 from Santa Barbara Central Office of AA - Nov 16, 2012

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) "Manager" John Schlueter pleads "No Contest" to embezzling $9,000. The conviction of the former "Manager" of the Santa Barbara Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous (located at 1213 State Street, Suite H, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 http://www.santabarbaraaa.com/sbaa/index.php/en/ in Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Area 93 District 23) leaves many questions unanswered.

Alcoholic Anonymous and Faith

Why do members of AA have to believe the 12 Step Program of Recovery based on either epistemic or beneficial reasons?
Epistemic: relating to knowledge.

Cannot the 12 Step Program of Recovery be based on faith?

Let us take a look at some theories of faith in order to see the problems of believing on faith.

“Big Bills” theory is representative of a traditional conception of faith.
In his view, faith is not opposed to reason but is in some respects guided by it.

Is AA in denial about denial?

AA and 12-Step literature is littered with references about denial in the alcoholic. Some recent and up to date examples are shown below:

"...denial of the problem is symptomatic of alcoholism..."
“Rationalization and denial are part of the alcoholic’s illness. Initial rejection of A.A. is part of the denial mechanism.”
AA as a Resource for the Health Care Professional (http://www.aa.org/pdf/products/p-23_aaasaresourceforhcp1.pdf)

Matthew 7:13

Can the last three spiritual passages [emphasis mine] be reconciled with the first?

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.” (Matthew 7:13)

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12 Step R&B song

What happens when Frankenstein meets Alcoholics Anonymous?

The Friendly AA meeting listening to Frankensteins "Share"....

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Member Medications and Other Drugs (pamphlet P-11) is Conference Approved and confesses to suicides

A.A. members and many of their physicians have described situations in which depressed
patients have been told by A.A.s to throw away the pills, only to have depression return with all its difficulties, sometimes resulting in suicide.

Source: http://www.aa.org/pdf/products/p-11_aamembersMedDrug.pdf

The "confession" from Alcoholics Anonymous then continues....

The 40-80-90 rule: What AA's GSO has known about its low member retention rate/effectiveness for over 20 years

Much has been written about the fact that based on its 1989 internal report "Comments on A.A.'s Triennial Surveys" (COTS) AA's GSO knew that the drop out rate of new members was a minimum of 50% within the first 3 months and a minimum of 74% by the 12th month of attendance. What is rarely mentioned is that the COTS report also shows that in 1989 AA's GSO was well aware that the long term retention of members was abysmal.

Bill W., AA, 12 steps, Detox Centers: Follow The Money

Trinidad, Colorado was persuaded they needed a detox center. So an Executive Director of a detox unit in a nearby city gets together with law enforcement officals to create a need for the "needed" detox unit.
http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1959916054295212807&q=%2212+...

It seems the Tinidad Police Department decided to arrest anybody they wanted to.

Time To Revisit My Cure

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Thank you Gunthar and Live Free

I appreciate your honorable service to our country!

Parents Arrested for Faith Healing Death. Are Alcoholics Anonymous gurus that far behind? Sept 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM PST


The Sponsors of Alcoholics Anonymous claim that praying to a "Higher Power" will cause a miracle to happen and you will be saved. If someone dies because of this "Faith Healing" should they be arrested like Brandi and Russel Bellew?

Parents plead guilty in 'faith healing' death

By Lauren Lee, KVAL News Published: Sep 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM PST Last Updated: Sep 19, 2012 at 7:53 AM PST

Profiles in Courage

Do you have what it takes to be a martyr?

Anyone Else Ever Heard of AWOL?

AWOL is supposed to be a wicked intense way to work through AA's 12 steps.

Never did one, but I've been around people who have.

http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php/2008/09/25/awol-1?blog=40

Psst... Danny S. is a bit crazy.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): More AA lies

As told by Mitchill K, renowned AA Historian:

This letter is written by nationally recognized historian, Alcoholics Anonymous archivist and author Mitchell K., a witness in the German court case, updating a previous report on this court proceeding.

German Court Orders A.A. Books Destroyed

There is good news, and there is bad news...

Clar/Fry Bread Sam Takes Her Act to E-AA

Re: The sub-culture of anti-A.A.

AA membership in Canada has been shrinking for 14 years

In Canada the number of AA members, the number of AA groups and the per capita AA membership have all decreased from 1997 to 2011.

After increasing steadily for many years the membership of AA in Canada decreased from a high of 102,499 in 1997 to 93,983 in 2011. That's a decrease of 8.3% in the fourteen years between 1997 and 2011. The number of AA groups in Canada decreased by 4.8% from 5,277 in 1997 to 5,025 in 2011.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Rx for Sobriety

The Rx from AA for sobriety is:

One AA day for the rest of your life. What a joke!

Recovery guaranteed? An even bigger joke!

You know what is guaranteed in AA? Relapses. And sitting next to violent criminals.

AA is a magical-based, faith healing-based, utterly ridiculous religious program with one tenant, that god will perform a miracle to relieve one of an "incurable" "disease".

Pure fantasy, AA is.

Marijuana Prohibition repealed in Washington State and Colorado - What's next?

By popular vote during the presidential election of 2012, the recreational use of marijuana has been decriminalized in both Washington State and Colorado. The move is expected to save millions of dollars a year in both states and provide millions of dollars of revenue to state tax coffers. The only problem is that on a federal level, marijuana is still illegal. The question still remain "what's next" and will the federal government crack down on the states that have decriminalized pot? What happens to the people still in jail or that have minor pot criminal charges in their past?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Plans on taking its own Inventory at the 63rd General Service Conference (GSC) April 2013

A.A.'s General Service Conference

The General Service Conference (GSC), consisting of 93 delegates from A.A. areas in the United States and Canada, and trustees, A.A.W.S. and Grapevine directors, and staff from the General Service Office and the Grapevine in New York, meets once a year and provides a link between the groups throughout the U.S. and Canada and the trustees who serve as custodians of A.A. tradition and interpreters of policies affecting the Fellowship as a whole.

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