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Safe Recovery- is a new show designed to address Predatory behavior in 12 step meetings, and it's culture. Join us to discuss new approaches in our world, our culture with alcohol and drug overuse. "Empowerment" not "Powerless" is our slogan. We will discuss and explore alternatives to AA. We want to support men and women who have written new books on healing from alcohol dependency/drug overuse. Alternative healing, both spiritual and secular to create our better selves is what we are all about. Living Happy Lives, sober or with moderation. You choose...Americans need to step up and be more EMPOWERED! No more powerless modality.

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SO you are leaving AA or you left. What is that like. Were you addicted to meetings in some wierd way. DId you just realize that all your "freinds" were in the cult ...and now you have none. Do you drink now normally after many years in AA after hearing so many lies how you would die or go to prison or jail? Do you find yourself stopping yourself when you use certain words like "sober" or grateful" or " spiritual". Do you cry at the drop of a hat over the years you wasted in AA? Is you whole belief system crumbling? Join Monica Richardson, film maker for The 13th Step ....for a 1 hour show about how we have navigated through a culture that is dominated by Steppers, their language, their made up religion and lots more. AA propaganda dominates our TV and A list films as well. How can we have our voices heard and stop the lies through narrative story telling?
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Join Host Monica Richardson and Laura Thompkins for a 1 hour show. Previously recorded.

Stepper mom, Ms AA, AA geek, True Believer, Koolaid drinking fool...all the names I once called myself. How was I brainwashed. Why did I stay after I was 13 stepped at ages 18 & 19? What cracked things open and how did I plan... more

The preamble, The 12 traditions and Chapter 5 ...oh yea the web they weave. Not until I attended a Smart Recovery and and SOS meeting and began reading Orange Papers did I realize the lies that are read over and over again. In doing... more

Part 3 of our discussion on the great debate. It turns out that religious and spiritual are the same thing in many dictionaries all the way back in time to even 1935. Join host, Monica Richardson, for a 1 hour epiosde as we wrap up this... more

Join Terry from the blog, Orange Papers with host Monica Richardson for a show from fall of 2013. We will be back next week with another new show. Meanwhile we continue to travel and collect more stories from those who have been... more

IN 1975 when I first encountered AA, most poeple tried to tell me, AA was more of a "take what you like and leave the rest" kinda thing. What a bait and switch racket they had going on. In fact when I think back, many of the successful... more

Join Host Monica Richardson for an indepth One Hour Interview With Craft Coach- Cathy Taughinbaugh. I've personally experienced the heartaches and hardships of substance abuse with my own children, and I understand what it... more

Certified Consultant in EMDR, EMDRIA, EMDR HAP, Certified in Ericksonian Hypnosis and an Accelerated Master Practitioner/Modeler of NLP. I present and train therapists internationally in working with addictions and dysfunctional... more

Dr. Adi Jaffe holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Jaffe teaches courses at UCLA and California State University in Long Beach that address addiction specifically or biological... more