The safety problems in AA and NA are starting to be getting more attention!
Are You Safe in an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting?
Written by Laura Tompkins May 17th 2012
How many steps are there? Twelve, right? Wrong. There are Thirteen. "Thirteenth-stepping" is a euphemistic term used among members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to refer to people (particularly men) who target new, more vulnerable members (typically women) for dates or sex.
Previous research suggests that women frequently experience sexual harassment in 12 step meetings.
Just the fact the term "thirteenth-stepping" exists serves as a warning.
Since thousands of convicted felons are mandated to AA by the US courts, this warning must be heeded.