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A special thanks... and goodbye
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 13:46
Perhaps they don't believe that AA is harmful, but I agree that more choices should be offered, if possible. Every time I read of a new "choice" on this forum, I google to see if it is available in my area. More often than not, it isn't, so it isn't a real choice. That is what gets me on the forum alot. Everyone wants these choices, but they do nothing to assure that they are available. What good is a suggestion of any number of them if when I do the search, I still can only find a schedule of AA meetings in my area?
Remember Christopher Stevens when you vote.
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 13:52
Clara said “Every time I read of a new "choice" on this forum, I Google to see if it is available in my area. More often than not, it isn't, so it isn't a real choice.”
People travel great distances to go to Las Encinas plus many of the alternative resources are available on the internet. I myself participate in the HAMS chat that happens every evening on-line at 6pm PST.
What is in it for you to have a closed mind toward resources outside AA?
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 13:56
You are absolutely right about this hospital. I was speaking in more general terms of availability.
I don't have a closed mind. In fact, my sponsor used a number of things that are also used in SMART. I considered starting a meeting here because I really didn't like the AA I found here. That was a few months ago and I have found a ladies meeting I enjoy.
I don't have a problem with how a person gets sober, if that is what (s)he wants.
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 14:06
Thanks Clara, ambiguity removed.
I think the better question for this thread could be “why would someone who wanted help with a substance abuse problem go to a hospital that primarily offered AA?"