The last time I was in a treatment center, I heard a story from one of the "counselors" that told of how the idea of powerlessness came up in one of his classes. The girl who brought up the concept said she didn't like the idea that people with addiction issues were told they were powerless.
The link between SYNANON, Straight, Inc, The Seed, Elan School and Bill Wilson is often missed by the casual observer, but for those that are familiar with these teen torture camps for fun and profit, the link is very obvious because the confrontational therapy model they employed all came from the teachings of Charles E. "Chuck" Dederich, Sr., (1913–1997) who was enrolled in the same LSD study from the University of California that Bill Wilson was in during 1957 (http://orange-papers.org/forum/node/3430).
Sarah Winters, 40 was strangled to death on July 10, 2012 in a boarding house at 410 N. Washington Ave in Mason City Iowa. Arrested for her death and currently on trial is Aaron Harris, 36 who met her at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in 2010 in AA General Service Area 24, District 14 (http://www.aa-iowa.org/index.php?id=95).
WE had a blog on here about a year ago, maybe more, where people posted funny YouTube links re AA. It seems like a good time to resurrect it, and hopefully add to it, as we seem to have quite a flow of new people coming in.
Submitted by Gunthar2000 on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:01
When you quit drinking you may be faced with some pretty serious life problems. It's not always easy to deal with cravings when you know that you have managed your life so poorly. There are a lot of problems associated with your alcohol abuse that need to be solved.
Have You Been Sexually Harassed, Assaulted, Molested or Raped by an Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous Member
Posted on April 8, 2013
I know I have asked this before on my www.stop13stepinaa.wordpress.com but I am not sure if I ever asked this here.
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1) were you a child who was molested by an AA/NA member. ( it doesn’t matter how long ago)
In a story very reminiscent of the Midtown Washington, DC story of women being sexually preyed upon in recovery exposed by Marc Fisher in 2007 in the Washington Post (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/rawfisher/2007/07/midtown_group_aa_group_...), investigate reporter Heather Catallo of Channel 7 ABC NEWS has uncovered the braking story of Mark Burchell and "Doorway To Recovery" sober homes in the Detroit, Michigan area.
I found this on another forum and it made me laugh so much I felt I had to share it. (Fuck AA - even had a little cringe using the word "share"). It was posted by one of the more militant (euphemism for bat-shit crazy) members. It's so typical of AA's "shift the blame" attitude and really belies so many of the arguments put up by the faithful.
Maybe it would be fun to add a few reasons why people left - any ideas.
PS. I highlighted the part that confirms that if you leave you will be shunned. There's no better source than the horse's mouth.