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Does anyone have any statistics on how many Addicts/Alcoholics die in Detox or Rehab? We know it only has a 5% success rate. What happens to the other 95%?

Just wndering? We hear about a lot of people dying in sober home ghettos and people dying in 28 day wilderness camps and rehabs, Are there any statistics on these numbers, or are they hidden from the public and don't make major news headlines?

Why Alcoholics Anonymous targets the low lifes of Society

Simple answer is that they are easy targets. The Benedict Arnold of the faux Anti-AA site in London doesn't believe in using history (he calls them conspiracy theories) the thing is that the study of history is to prevent prior tragedies from happening. again. I guess he doesn't believe that England was the 2nd main cause of slavery in the US and that they used the main English Jamestown, NJ colony to import and sell these slaves. I guess he doesn't have the intelligence to learn from history which prevents things like this from happening again...

The most idiotic claim that AA makes is it is an upside down pyramid. First off the individual

The most idiotic claim that AA makes is it is an upside down pyramid. First off the individual groups do not publish and print the prospect instruction manuals of the Big Book or the 12&12. In fact the adjunct books of Living Sober and the International magazine of propaganda commonly called the Grapevine is not published or printed by the individual groups in AA. They are propaganda and prospect instruction manuals published and printed by the high priest/priestess at the Interchurch Center on 475 Riverside Drive in NYC.

Sex offender arrested for stalking woman he met at an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting in Berkley, Callifornia AA General Service Area 06 (CNCA) Alameda County

Sex offender set to enter plea after stalking, threats

July 28, 2016 1:03 pm by Emilie Raguso

A convicted sex offender who left “disturbing” notes for a Berkeley woman he met through Alcoholics Anonymous is set to enter a plea Monday after being charged with stalking by the Alameda County district attorney’s office.

According to court papers, 58-year-old Carl Jones left notes for the woman in early July after they met at AA in June and “developed a friendship to help each other with recovery.”

Off Topic - The good in people, Inmates in Parker County Jail, Texas break out of cell to save Officer having a heart attack. AA General Service Area 66 Sanctity of Life.

(CNN)A group of Texas inmates are being hailed as heroes after they bust out of a holding cell -- to save a corrections officer's life.
The Parker County Sheriff's Office just released security camera footage of the June 23 incident.

List of reputable Doctors who claim Addiction is not a Disease

Dr. Stanton Peeles says addiction is not a disease.
Dr. Mark Willengbring says addiction is a disease
Dr. Lance Dodes says addiction is not a brain disease nor a DSM diagnosis
Dr. Gabor Mate says addiction is a disease
Dr. Marc Lewis says addiction is not a disease
Dr. John Kelly says addiction is a disease
Dr. Carl Hart says addiction is not a brain disease
Dr. Marvin Seppella says addiction is a disease
Dr. Gene Heyman says addiction is not a disease
Dr. Lee Ann Kaskutas says addiction is a disease

AA Tradition 8 as first presented by Bill Wilson in the A.A. Grapevine, April 1946. Why was Tradition 8 written and what does it have to do with AA 12 Steps? Were Bill W and Dr. Bob compensated for 12th Step Work?

8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional. We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fee or hire. But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those full-time services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics. Such special services may be well recompensed. But personal Twelfth Step work is never to be paid for.

Source: http://www.barefootsworld.net/aatraditions-gv1946.html

Women fight before AA meeting in Kings County, Federal Way Washington in AA District 32 General Service Area 72 over controlling attitude while making coffee...

A fight between 2 women erupts while making coffee before the AA Meeting chanting begins. Remember arrive 20 minutes before and leave 20 minutes after and do Service Work...

‘Jails, Institutions or Death’ words of wisdom from the "bibles" of AA written (plagiarized?) by Bill Wilson in the "Big Book" and 12&12"

"Each AA member is to follow the 12 steps to the best of their ability or face jails, institutions or death. Therefore, we are disciplined by the spiritual principals of the steps and a higher power of our own understanding. Just as every AA member takes the steps to the best of their ability, each AA group as a whole must follow the traditions…

A little off subject of AA about the Musician Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) who may get an honorary doctorate from the University of Minnesota which gives insight into the honorary degree supposedly offered to Bill Wilson for AA.

Dr. Prince?

Officials at the University of Minnesota are weighing whether to award Prince an honorary doctorate -- something they were considering before the musician's death. The university's president told CNN Sunday that the nomination will likely be approved by an honors committee and then go to the university's board of regents and president in June for the final say.

Is this what Bill Wilson called a "Spiritual Awakening" on LSD?

"It is also related to what people sometimes call 'ego-dissolution,' which means the normal sense of self is broken down and replaced by a sense of reconnection with themselves, others and the natural world. This experience is sometimes framed in a religious or spiritual way -- and seems to be associated with improvements in well-being after the drug's effects have subsided."

Richard Starnes joins Class Action suit against "secret" Interdiction List (secret blacklist in Virginia) for people believed to be Alcoholics with "no" proof of drunkenness in Virginia

Virginia Jails People for Even Smelling Like Alcohol

By M. L. Nestel 03.16.16 4:01 AM ET

A class-action lawsuit accuses cops and prosecutors of locking up people as ‘habitual drunkards’ after placing them on a secret blacklist that bans them from booze.

Richard Starnes has been thrown in jail just for smelling like alcohol.

Every time Roanoke, Virginia, cops drive by they ask him, “You drinking?”

Starnes said usually the answer is yes, but there have been times when he’s sober and police lock him up anyway.

Akron, Ohio police expand unit investigating heroin deaths and find drug dealers selling in NA/AA meetings who were arrested for involuntary manslaughter

It would appear that fentanyl is a big problem being mixed with heroin. I remember about 10-15 years ago I was given fentanyl patches for a buldging disk in my back. For the life of me I don't see how they mix it with heroin since it is fentanyl mixed with a type of glue making it impossible (it would appear to me) to mix it with anything. Anyway maybe they were smoking it or or boiling it down. I only used them as patches for about a week and they didn't seem (to me anyway) to be doing anything but making my back numb but not the deep pain.

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State Vetoes Bill (SB 6498 - 2015-16) for testimonial privileges for alcohol and drug addiction recovery sponsors.

SOBERNATION reported on March 8, 2016 that SB 6498 (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6498) was passed in the Senate that would give testamentary privilege for alcohol or drug addiction recovery sponsors in certain Civil Suits. The Bill was signed by the President of the Senate on March 3, 2016 and signed by the Speaker of the House on March 4, 2016 and delivered to Governor Jay Inslee who vetoed the Bill on March 10, 2016.

The joyous job of looking for prospects in Alcoholics Anonymous. Direct from the AA Bible commonly called the 'Big Book" on page 96....

It may mean sharing your money and your home, counseling frantic wives and relatives, innumerable trips to police courts, sanitariums, hospitals, jails and asylums. Your telephone may jangle at any time of the day or night. Your wife may sometimes say she is neglected. A drunk may smash the furniture in your home, or burn a mattress. You may have to fight with him if he is violent. Sometimes you will have to call a doctor and administer sedatives under his direction. Another time you may have to send for the police or an ambulance.

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