Naltrexone < DesertQueen > 08/02 10:35:05
It's been very interesting to read these posts as I know Gunthar from another forum, where he is even worse mannered towards AAs than he is here. I am rather surprised to see the addition of the SMART program because he's always promoted Naltrexone as his savior from alcohol. Despite my own success with AA, it doesn't work for a friend of mine, and I recommended he check into Naltrexone and consult with his doctor about it. Since I live in a border town and cross into Mexico for more favorably priced medications, I had posted on the blog that I would be willing to get Naltrexone for my friend, who is also uninsured, if my friend's doctor was on board with it. Naltrexone is not a stand alone therapy and is to be used in conjunction with counseling or a support group, hence, Gunthar's involvment with SMART.
Instead of getting kudos for doing as most AAs do (recognizing that there is more than one path to sobriety) and offering the information to someone that might benefit, Guthar turned about face and ridiculed my interest. I have discoverd principles before personalities to be a good thing long before I ever joined AA, but this man would rather take BACK his positive message than to ever agree with an AA on anything.
I am glad that he promoted this site on *****edited*****, where he led a call to arms so that the members there could come and "set these people straight." It's primarily an anti-AA site. I notice only one did, Rainbow, who now claims that she owes her sobriety to Naltrexone, too. How funny. She's never mentioned it before. But due to this site, I discovered that Gunthar has a very good military record, is an atheist and apparently a homophobic, and that he tweaks his information to suit his audience. Given his attacks on me in another forum and the lengths he goes to to abuse women, this was actually a site that bordered on theraputic for me. Thank you, Gunthar!