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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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In this episode we will be discussing one of the most critical invisible wounds adult children of alcoholics experience.
The need to feel 'seen' on a psychological, emotional and spiritual level is crucial to a child's ability to define for themselves who they are and their unique experiences. Without sufficient energy bonding with mother and or father, children spend their lives seeking to gain this much needed connection in others. Sadly children from dysfunctional homes most often do not attract healthy partners, friends, coworkers and etc. Because this is a cause and effect universe, and becasue one of the first agenda's of a soul is to feel 'seen' by mother and father, wounded adult children unconsciously on an energetic level attract similar energies to their parents, in search of sealing that bond. Understanding how and why we adult children of alcoholics and narcissists, are unknowingly leaking energetically, as well as attracting abusers, helps us gain clarity and the tools we need to make life long changes that impact our lives in positive ways.
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In this episode Lisa A. Romano, Certified ACoA Life Coach, Mentor and Author helps we wounded Adult Children from dysfunctional homes understand how we can use pain to help us transcend our wounds and how by 'reframing' how we experience our pain can also speed along our total recovery.
If you have been lost, hang in there as Lisa explains the purpose of pain and how we can learn to appreciate duality in our lives.
As Lisa explains, there can be no understanding of light without some understanding of darkness. There can be no integration without understanding ideas of separation. There can be no experience of contentment without some experience of discontentment. It is our hope that by listening to this recording as well as many of Lisa's others, that your ideas about self, your past, healing, and about recovery will help you reframe your perceptions about pain for the purpose of healing completely.
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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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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
It is not uncommon for adult children of alcoholics to attract energy beings who are very similar to their parents. It is quite common in fact for adult children to attract alcoholics as partners and to have children with drug and alcoholc issues. I hear some wondering, "But how could this be? I did not drink, and I hated my father who was an alcoholic. How could I have attracted a spouse who drinks and have children who drink and do drugs?" The reality Dear One, is that we attract what we are on a vibrational level, and your childhood experiences have created certain emotional set points. These set points are no different than a radio station. So like moths to a flame, children who have been abused by alcoholics are tuned up for alcoholics. Why? Because ACoA's understand the dysfunctional love language of an alcoholic, and or narcissistic, denial based being. While a non-codependent being would avoid alcoholics whose actions might not match what is comign out of his/her mouth, and ACoA sees these beings as needing sympathy, help, or love. In addition, because their idea of love is evasive, complicated and confusing, ACoA's match up their energies perfectly with beings who are more than willing to be evasice, complicated and confusing. Taking a Toxic Vibrational Fast is a Fast Pass Way to Facilitate Emotional Healing.
In this edition of the Recovery Radio Show host David Gerber is once again joined by St. Christopher's Inn staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watson to break down Step 8 of AA: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Together they tackle the problems and pitfalls many encounter when arriving at Step 8 and discuss the spirituality necessary to approach this step in a healthy way.
I am an author and a Motivational Speaker on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. I am the producer, director and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable TV Station out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis, is about my young alcoholic marriage to Richard Lopes of North Dighton, Massachusetts and our two daughters, Debbie and Lori. Richie died at 45 years old from cirrhosis of the liver.
The sequel Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism is the continuation of our lives after Richie’s death, and the story follows Lori going down the same path as her father. Lori died at 39 years old from the same horrible, worldwide disease.
What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholics and Addicts; Their Own Personal Stories. It’s a book of testimonies from thirty-four recovering addicts from all walks of life from the United States and Canada on their recovery programs. They want to reach doctors, counselors, and family members on what they believe isn’t and hasn’t worked in recovery programs.
I speak privately at halfway homes, substance abuse rehabilitation centers, court-ordered programs, and to the public.
Twitter: @albertasequeira on twitter
Website for Writers: www.albertasequeira.org
Blog Journey Through Alcohol Abuse” www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com
Comedian Just Peppi grew up at a mission rehab for drug addicts and alcoholics. Her dad wasn't just the mission's founder, but he was also a Baptist preacher. As if that environment wasn't enough to make her turn out a little bit "funny," she was also the attention deficit, hyper-active middle child. You know what it means to grow up on a drug rehab with ADHD, right? It means YOU AIN'T GONNA GET ANY MEDICINE! So, as you can imagine, any hope of turning out normal took a flying leap out the window! Then, throw in a name like "Peppi", and you’re just baking up one hilarious concoction!
Comedian Just Peppi is a stand-up comedian, writer, story teller, jokester, emcee, wife, mom of two young adult sons, and owner of one spastic dog named Oreo (who still doesn't laugh at any of her jokes). But mostly, she is a lover of Jesus Christ, the One Who gave her life purpose. Whoever knew it could be so much FUN?
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This will be a one hour show to talk about how we can connect, become more Un anonymous and use social media to change our culture and world regarding SUD, Substance Use Disorder. Alcohol and drug over use issues. etc. GIve a voice to the voiceless and support those who have been harmed by AA members. ALso change what is happening in the courts, and clinics and hospitals. Educate -Law, medical students as to what true medicine is when it comes to SUD and how can we get a religous cult out of our mental health and social health system. Its bad folks I have to admit....AA is so infested it feels like a "GOLIATH". I guess I'm DAVID....we are "David" ...I will have the lines open to call in.
This edition of the Recovery Radio Podcast focuses on Step 7: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings". Host David Gerber is joined once again by St. Christopher's Inn staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watson to break down to Step 7 in a simple way for all to understand. The concept of humility is difficult yet essential to overcome in early recovery, but the rewards are worth the process.
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Join Monica Richardson and a young 20 something share his story of a bad rehab in the desert with nothing to help him. How some rehabs are dangerous.
WARNING: This show is not for the atheist. :)