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"There are over 200 million people in this country alone..."

There are over 200 million people in this country alone impacted by the disease of alcoholism.

Judge Rogelio R. Flores ignores the constitutional rights of 20,000 citizens in California.

Judge Rogelio R. Flores, Superior Court Judge in Santa Barbara County, CA, is not only a judge in the Santa Barbara Substance Abuse Treatment Court he's also a trustee of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous. Does anyone else see a conflict of interest here? The Santa Barbara County Substance Abuse Treatment Court mandates A.A. attendance:

Guaranteed Recovery?

I just saw a commercial on television guaranteeing recovery, if you complete their 90 day program. If you relapse they will give you another 30 days free.
Our Brand Promise If you successfully complete our 90-day program, we guarantee you’ll stay clean and sober, or you can return for a complimentary 30-days of treatment.
http://www.americanaddictioncenters.com/ I wonder exactly what kind of addiction treatment these guys are offering.

It's official: AA is the only way to stay sober!

Rev. Ward Ewing, Class A (nonalcoholic) Trustee and Chairperson of the General Service Board of A.A. says that A.A. is the only way to achieve long term sobriety. Speaking at A.A.'s 2012 Pacific Regional Forum, Rev. Ewing stated the following: "The spiritual program of A.A. is the only program that provides long-term sobriety." and "We have a powerful spiritual program that works - the only program that truly works for long-term sobriety." and "This is the only way that has ever worked effectively over the long term."

AA not for everyone

Excellent critique on AA and it's abusive methods in the UK independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/alcoholics-anonymous-do-extr...

Mindy McCready has committed suicide

TMZ is reporting that country singer Mindy McCready is dead of an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound. McCready is also an alumni of Drew 'Dr. Death' Pinsky's show 'Celebrity Rehab' http://www.tmz.com/2013/02/17/mindy-mccready-dead-dies-suicide/#ixzz2LDK... McCready joins Mike Starr, Jeff Conaway, Rodney King, and Joey Kovar as Celebrity Rehab alumni that are now dead.

Opiate addicts

"Opiate addicts, in particular, are hyper-sensitive to pain after quitting their drug habit." Orange says that here: http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-letters220.html I was an opiate addict and did not endure this. I'm not technically sure, but I think that the same receptors are in conjunction with emotional pain, which I did suffer from. I had an ongoing inability to feel happiness. In other words, I was consistently depressed. Regarding physical pain and emotional pain in former opiate addicts. Thoughts?

Are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) District Committee Members (DCMs) supposed to be paid a conference "Stipend" for their work against AA Tradition 8?

Are AA District Committee Members (DCMs) supposed to be paid a conference "Stipend" for their work? Well if you are in Alcoholics Anonymous Multi-District Area 54 in Sumter County (the same as Akron, Ohio and Dr. Bobs Shrine (http://www.drbobshome.com/) they just raised the "stipend" from $75 to $100.

AKRON MULTIDISTRICT 1, 2, 3, 4, 49, 50, 60,62
MINUTES FOR JANUARY 19, 1013
Meeting opened with I Am Responsible Pledge & Serenity Prayer @ 1602

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Bill W's Wet Dream a/k/a Hazelden

Dr. Marvin David Seppala admits on video that 90% plus of people attending Hazelden "treatment" are coerced, or else!!

For the calendar year 2011 Hazelden Foundation had gross receipts of $223,000,000. The net income for 2011 was $14,000,000.

Seppala is licensed by the state of Minnesota with a specialty in Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology (see MN Health Licensing Board). Seppala obtained his degree from MAYO MEDICAL SCHOOL, ROCHESTER, MN, USA.

The Alcoholics Anonymous Missionary. Are AA Missionaries the same as traditional Missionaries?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a trainer of Missionaries to go out and evangelize new prospects for the Church that Bill Wilson built then convert and train new Missionaries to go out and teach the 12 Steps.

Missionary (mis·sion·ar·y) noun
1. a person sent by a church into an area to carry on evangelism or other activities, as educational or hospital work.
2. a person strongly in favor of a program, set of principles, etc., who attempts to persuade or convert others.
3. a person who is sent on a mission.

Ann Fletcher on public radio

Maby there is a small slackening of the stranglehold AA has on addiction information. Ann Fletcher was on the Dianne Rhem show on public radio. Though she was careful not to critize AA she atleast promoted alternatives. Did anybody else hear it? Any thoughts?

AAWS goes to court over $21.50

LOL: Sanders v. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC., Cal: Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate Dist., 1st Div. 2007 http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10084351797093460197&q=%22an...

Tooooo Much

Had to share this here as well as I did at Expose AA: "There was a Sister in the hospital, a veritable Saint, if you ever saw one. Our beloved Sister Ignatia. Dr. Bob often mentioned her. He told how she would deny beds to people with broken legs in order to stick drunks in them. She loved drunks. She was a sort of female Silkworth, if you know what I mean." ~Bill Wilson If you know what I mean.

"Gifting Table" Pyramid Scheme using Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sponsors/Sponcees exposed in Hartford, Connecticut Area 11 District 7

Financial scams are becoming more and more prevalent in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as can be seen by the "Gifting Table" Pyramid Scheme using AA Sponsors/Sponces exposed February 6, 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut in Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Area 11 District 7 (http://www.ct-aa.org/Districts/District7/tabid/144/language/en-US/Defaul...).

The viral video - 3,933,666 views in 3 days -19,108 comments - YouTube does reach people

Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLA7dQ-uxR0

Girl who flipped the bird at the judge, goes back to court

This time she gets a new judge, has her bail and bond reduced, looks like she is off to stay her mums and is likely to have a case thrown out as she has passed her drug dependency course ?

When the Minnesota State Senate started with a prayer to Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday February 4, 2013

Here is what Rev. Lamberton said Monday, as the Senate's chaplain for the day:

For a growing number of people, the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have become more than suggestions. Along with regular attendance at 12 Step meetings in relationship with other recovering people, they become a way of living—sober—one day at a time.

At a 12 Step meeting not long ago a newcomer talked about how shocking sobriety is after many years of active addiction.

Can the Unpaid Volunteers, Board Members and Organization of the non-profit Alcoholics Anonymous be sued in a court of law? At least one think tank believes so...

Liability Protection for Volunteers and Charitable Organizations: An Overview Good Samaritan Laws. Volunteer Protection. Volunteer Immunity. Liability Limitation. Shield Laws. Charitable Immunity.

Praying for a parking space at the meeting

http://asksistermarymartha.blogspot.com/2007/01/boniface-full-of-grace.h...
Boniface, full of grace The saintly poems are still coming in. Our latest entry is St. Boniface for a parking space. "Boniface, Boniface, help me find a parking space."

Alcholics Anonymous (AA): United Kingdom substance misuse treatment workers' attitudes toward 12-step self-help groups.

United Kingdom substance misuse treatment workers' attitudes toward 12-step self-help groups. https://www.ethicshare.org/node/475367 Day, Ed; Gaston, Romina Lopez; Furlong, Elizabeth; Murali, Vijaya; Copello, Alex Fewer than 10% used the 12-step model in their treatment work

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Ph D in Nebraska run treatment facility disciplined for saying AA is billshit. 1982

317 N.W.2d 783 (1982) 211 Neb. 113 http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=17764965034355815372&q=%22FR... Francis S. DEVINE, Appellant, v. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, Appellee. No. 43927. Supreme Court of Nebraska. April 2, 1982. 784*784 Michael E. Sullivan of Helmann & Sullivan, Hastings, and Alan E. Peterson, Lincoln, for appellant. Paul L. Douglas, Atty. Gen., and John Boehm, Lincoln, for appellee.

Shhhhhh.......Don't tell anyone the truth about Alcoholics Anonymous, you might scare away the new prospects

"When you discover a prospect for Alcoholics Anonymous, find out all you can about him." BB p.90, Working With Others

"Your prospect may belong to a religious denomination." BB p.93, Working With Others

"Do not be discouraged if your prospect does not respond at once." BB p.96, Working With Others

"One of our Fellowship failed entirely with his first half dozen prospects. "BB p.96, Working With Others

Lt. Commander Data goes to AA

12 Steps Programs: I can't make it any plainer

PRESIDING COMMISSIONER BAKER: Just because you go to NA doesn't necessarily mean you get out of prison. But if you don't go to NA, like you have been told in the past, if you don't go to NA, I would never let you out of prison, ever ... Id., Ex. Set 4 at 1313:10-27. NA. Mandatory... You've been told before to go to NA. I'm telling you again: 892*892 You've got to go to NA. That's got to be your number one priority. Now it's up to you... Id. at 1314:19-1315:3. I know you're doing a lot of other things. I'm telling you that that's a number one priority.

Why Rehab Fails The dogma of AA has taken over

This is a book review of Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment-and How to Get Help That Works Anne M. Fletcher http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112255/why-rehab-fails#

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