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Reports, NPR, a "Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence." Plus, a recent story in the New York Times asks, "Do Alcoholics Anonymous participants do better at abstinence than nonparticipants because they are more motivated? Or is it because of something inherent in the A.A. program?" Plus AA is not commenting, as they have "no opinion on outside issues"
Plus, guest co-host Antoine Nauleau drops by to dicuss the new dating app, Sober. Explains Nauleau, "An average of 12%-14% of the population is sober, and with the emergence of “healthy lifestyles” and the rate of addiction climbing, there has been an increase in people choosing to live sober. People in sobriety tend to socialize mainly among themselves, due to the support and commonality of one another, and to avoid tempting or dangerous situations..."
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Have you ever been ripped off by an AA member? Was it alot of money? Was it for hundreds, thousands or millions. When you asked for your money back were told to
" go write about it" . "pray about it"
One oldtimer in a men's stagg in Hollywood, has been doing this and getting away with it for years. We suggest you go to the police and prosecute them. SO why don't you? Listen for a 30 minute show on Financial predatory criminal behavior in AA. We will take calls. PLease report all crimes to the police.
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DId you feel like you were in a cult when you left? Why would we say that? Did you have to make all new friends? Were you ostricized when you left? Is AA religious? Yes. Why would our courts send you there then? Is AA a government agency? NO. Is AA run by professionals? No. Does AA have safety policies in place? NO. IN fact, they voted no to making Safety polices when insider Paul C wrote his 7 page letter to the AA General Service Board.
Join us for a 1 hour show where bloggers can call in and tell their stories with host Monica Richardson.
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Our guest this evening is Lance Dodes, MD, author of The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry. Dr. Dodes is a Training and Supervising analyst emeritus with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and recently retired assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
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Shocking new information ...How deep is this rabbit hole? This last spring I met with a pilot who told me his story. When we drove away I felt how depressed and sad he was that he may never fly again. Why? Beacuse he has a problem with alcohol? No. Because AA members have infiltrated every nook and cranny of our culture and world only to tell them ...do it our way..reliious AA or the highway. To tell even Nurses they have to go to AA for 5 years ...WOW...WOW.... I am outraged....How can the FAA force a Pilot to attend an AA rehab ($40,000) and see an AA psychiatrist ( for $2,500.) to regain their flying abilities? Money and AA dont mix? Bullshit!
If you or someone you know has been coereced and forced to AA dogma, has lost your job, lost wages etc we are rallying to discuss a civil class action lawsuit. Please listen and share everywhere.
Dick B.'s son Ken talks about the new book he and his dad released this month, Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed! (December 2012). When Bill W. and Dr. Bob met in Akron, Ohio, on May 12, 1935 (Mother's Day), both were members of a group named "A First Century Christian Fellowship" (also known as the Oxford Group). Bill and Bob developed a program of recovery over the summer of 1935 which John D. Rockefeller's agent Frank Amos summarized in seven points in February 1938. (See DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, 131.) As Dr. Bob said in his last major talk: "In early A.A. days, . . . we were convinced that the answer to our problems was in the Good Book." (See The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous: Biograhical Sketches: Their Last Major Talks, Item # P-53, page 13.) After Bill and Bob "counted the noses" of those who had recovered as of November 1937, Bill was commissioned to write a book that would present the highly-successful, original Akron A.A. "Christian fellowship" program. (See DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, 123 and 118.) Bill W., however, wrote what he called "the new version of the program, now the 'Twelve Steps.'" (See Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, 162.) Bill's statement at the Rockefeller Dinner on February 8, 1940, that A.A. claimed a 75% success rate among "seemingly-hopeless," "medically-incurable" alcoholics who thoroughly followed their path is mainly speaking about the original Akron program, as the Big Book had only been published April 10, 1939. When Clarence S. founded the A.A. group in Cleveland, which had a documented 93% success rate without relapse(!), he had done it with "by keeping most of the 'old program,' including the Bible and the Four Absolutes." (See Mitchell K., How It Worked, 108.) Our new book talks about success
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A 1 hour show exploring how and why AA "think" gets in ones head, how to undo it and how long will that take? Each person will be different. There is no one size fits all. Join host Monica Richardson to tear up the once adored fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous as we explore tools for getting free from 1935 dangerous self doubt promblamatic thinking and negative self talk taught by poorly written Big Book Speak zombies!
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The 13th Step the film is a new explosive Documentary that shines the light on the dark underbelly of a huge Institution, better known as the most often referred to Alcoholic treatment self help groups in America, for the last 50 years- Alcoholics Anonymous. But what really goes on in those meetings? Why are all drug courts forcing Citizens to attend this anreligious type self help pods. Unregulated, and sometimes very unsafe, The 13th Step tells all by a member who left after trying to make it safe and hitting the wall of "we don't tell our members how to act " and "what's your part in it" . Monica Richardson was a member for 36 years. Her work with Make AA Safer workshops began to uncover more then she ever imagined. But raped, child molestations and murder made her convinced a film must be made and her work as an activist will stop court coercion and Professional extortion will be ended. The BHFF is at The Paley Center, located at 465 N Beverly Dr, BH, CA 90210. Arrive 30 minutes before. Screening time is at 6:30pm. 82 min running time. Buy tickets online at The Beverly Hills Film Festival site. http://beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com/gallery2015_sel_sort2.php?recordID=05-01
Al-anon can help families trying to understand drug and alcohol addiction and get their loved ones to quit. Al-anon uses the 12 steps to teach family members about addiction and to train us to avoid enabling the addiction. We learn to love the addict but to HATE their addiction.
Members of Al-anon also act as sponsors who are readily available to answer any questions that come up while we're trying to help our loved ones to end their drug addiction. How do we get them to stop using and go into treatment is the most common problem that Al-anon helps us to understand and address.
This week on Recovery now we discus how Al-anon works and why we benefit from it if we attend.
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