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


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
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. 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 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

Spiritual Growth

"My alcoholic father sexually abused me when I was young, and I never dealt with the thoughts and feelings from that trauma. When I came to Al-Anon at age 52, my resentment and anger were deep-seated. As I painfully worked the Steps and took my Fourth Step inventory, my buried pain and anger started to surface. I shared these thoughts and feelings in my Fifth Step with my sponsor. Through this process I came to feel forgiven for the many wrongs I had committed, including judgement of my father". Hope for Today, published by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., page 114.

The Murder of NA Sponsor Charles Middleton on Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 allegedly by his NA Sponcee Chris Huffman causes tension in NC

Charles Michael Middleton was shot and killed in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday, January 25, 2013 ( Middleton was 62 years old and while not immediately revealed, his alleged killer was his Narcotics Anonymous Sponcee, 42 year old Christopher Paul Huffman.

When the psychological 'cure' is longer than the actual criminal sentence

A quick historical review. This explains the case of Michael Chomentowski, the emergence of Dr. Thomas Szasz as a foil to the outrageous claims of the psychological industry, and the industry's continuing attempt to stifle his work. It does provide some good background for those of us who choose to question the credibility of the industry and its lack of oversight regarding abuses in the power it claims. We continue to hear abuses of people being charged with DUI or drug possession and years after the sentencing would have been completed still being harmed by the recovery industry.

Jim Christopher Founder of SOS Meetings in Los Angeles on blogtalkradio SAFE RECOVERY Tuesday January 29, 2013 4pm PST – 7pm EST

The Founder of SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety) and author of "Unhooked: Staying Sober and Drug-Free," Jim Christopher will be "live" on BlogtalkRadio "SAFE RECOVERY" Tuesday January 29, 2013 4pm PST – 7pm EST - Midnight GMT. SOS has over 500 meetings world wide for non religious people who want support in a group setting. A great place for atheists and those who do not like AA or NA.

Rarely have we seen a “alcoholic’ person fail….

I made my first “AA” meeting on Feb 22, 1970. On Feb 22, 2013 I will have been sober 42 year. I am now 80 years old. Over the past 42 years I have made over 10,000 AA meetings. I became a “Big Bill”. I stopped going about 10 years ago. This is a fact. I have no way of proving the following statement. Going to over 40 different meeting within 50 miles of my home in Michigan and asking If any member started AA after Feb 22, 1970 and stayed sober? I only found 2. I sponsored one of them. Sober-man Don’t drink, do as you please?

A written 4th Step at the request of her AA Sponsor and makings amends results in the arrest and murder conviction of Jamie Letson for a 30 year old cold case - 2010

Often, there is confusion if a 4th, 5th and 9th Step in Alcoholics Anonymous is considered "protected" under the law. Jamie Kellam Letson did such an Alcoholics Anonymous "spiritual" cleansing in Mobile, Alabama Alcoholics Anonymous Service Area 1 ( when she confessed to her AA Sponsor in 2002 and went to the grave site of Katherine Foster to make an Alcoholics Anonymous Step 9, making amends to the one she killed.

Penn & Teller Ouija Board

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): AA Member Urges Fellowship to Take Back Control

This post is from the Yahoo group of AA GSO Watch site. Orange gets an honorable mention. : ) Sorry c&e

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): A Tort of Outrage

230 Kan. 289 (1981) 637 P.2d 1175 LORETTA F. ROBERTS, Appellant, v. LESLIE L. SAYLOR, Appellee. No. 52,288 Supreme Court of Kansas. Opinion filed October 23, 1981. Fred W. Phelps, Jr., of Fred W. Phelps, Chartered, of Topeka, argued the cause, and Margie J. Phelps, of the same firm, and Robert D. Ochs, of Fisher, Ochs & Heck, P.A., of Topeka, were with him on the briefs for the appellant. Edwin D. Smith, of Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith, of Topeka, argued the cause, and J. Steven Pigg, of the same firm, was with him on the briefs for the appellee.

Strange, but true stories from the cult of Alcoholics Anonymous, General Service Area 60 District 44 Swiftwater PA - Toilet arrest

In a strange arrest sequence, Malinda Horninger of Swiftwater, Pa., on Dec. 16, 2008 called her Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor, Roberta Bush (who is 72 years old) after an AA meeting in the Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Area 60 District 44 ( and said she had just relapsed on a pint of vodka. The victim Malinda Horninger was taken off the toilet in her home forcibly by the police with her pants down and handcuffed...

The Mental Condition of Steppers

Michael Lemanski observed: In AA, the bald assumption is that following "the AA way of life" will inevitably "restore [alcoholics] to sanity." But this is not necessarily true. In a research report called The Abstinent Alcoholic, researchers Donald Gerard, Gerhart Saenger, and Renee Wile analyzed the abstinent population. The study included clients who had managed to achieve sobriety for up to nine years. On the basis of their findings and case studies, they divided the abstinent former alcoholics into four classifications: Overtly Disturbed (54% of the total)

My Faithlessness: The atheist way through AA My Faithlessness: The atheist way through AA Editor's note: Marya Hornbacher's latest book, "Waiting: A Nonbeliever’s Higher Power," explores what spirituality can mean to the recovering person who does not believe in God. By Marya Hornbacher, Special to CNN

Police arrest suspected car thief Brian Michael Mulrooney in Easton , PA AA meeting at Olivet United Presbyterian Church Area 52, District 42 - Jan 19, 2013

Police arrested Brian Michael Mulrooney, 23, of Phillipsburg at an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting at the Olivet United Presbyterian Church on 1151 Northampton St., Easton, PA ( around 10:30PM on Saturday, January 19, 2013 for driving a stolen vehicle to the meeting.

Tom Horvath President of SMART Recovery® "Live" on Blog Talk Radio "Safe Recovery" Tues. Jan 22, 2013 3:30PM PST

Tom Horvath, the President of non 12 Step SMART Recovery® and Practical Recovery (SM) will be "Live" on Blog Talk Radio "Safe Recovery" Tues. Jan 22, 2013 at 3:30PM PST 6:30PM EST & 11:30PM GMT Call in 818-475-9211 or Chat Live during the show! If you miss the show, replays are usually available shortly after.

Frank Buchman

So I read the parts of the Orange Papers that discuss Frank Buchman. Any thoughts on that guy? Was his quote about thanking God for Hitler taken out of context, or a sign of a truly warped individual?

Liberal Artist therapists to decide whether the 2nd Amendment applies to you By Matthew DeLuca, Staff Writer, NBC News If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it’s that mentally ill people should not have access to firearms.


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