Sponsorman: You did everything to make this private war happen. You've done enough damage. This mission is over, Pennywise. Do you understand me? This mission is over! Look at them "out there"! Look at them! If you won't end this now, you will relapse. Is that what you want? It's over, Penny. It's over!
In one of his earlier writing (can't remember which, but someone will) Bill W stated that you had to approach several hundred alcoholics to get just a handful interested. Did Bill W accidentally come across the spontaneous remission rate for alcoholics and turn it to his own advantage?
(Mr./Ms) (Back to Basics Meeting Leader) has asked me to write you about an option that is now available to the (City/County/ State) judicial system. Instead of ordering alcohol and drug offenders to "open" A.A. or other Twelve-Step programs, we request that you consider sending them to the Back to Basics Beginners’ Meetings
In a very strange course of events the rock band "Great White" (http://www.greatwhiterocks.com/) attempted to coerce its once lead singer Jack Russell into going to AA and NA meetings every week and to stop taking medications such as "prednisone" a steroid and "methadone" a Doctor prescribed maintenance medicine before he is allowed back, despite being hospitalized and in Rehab many times before. Mr. Russell even ended up marrying one of his nurses.
Fatal Vows (S1): #7 The Moonda Case on the Crime and Investigation network (http://citvasia.com/) portrays a real life problem with allowing 12 Step groups into your loved ones life and telling them all of your darkest secrets. The 2005 story of the murder of Dr. Gulam Moonda in Youngstown, Ohio and others have been hitting the news with ever increasing frequency, and they all seem to start in Rehab ....
Fatal Vows: The drug addict wife who hired a killer - The Moonda Case
This has been posted before, maybe a year ago or so, but I can't find it, so here goes again. I think it succinctly covers the heretical nature of AA. I wonder how many church basements would still have AA meetings in them if the clergy knew the truth?