Caroline Aherne RIP

It is with great sadness that I heard of the death of Caroline Aherne from Cancer at the age of 52 as the main story on the News at the weekend. She was a truly great comedian and always managed to have me laughing fit to burst, whether as Mrs Metron or in the Royle Family on TV. Heaven will be far funnier with her in it. Thank you Caroline for hours of laughter, even in my depths of alcoholism and drug addiction .......you always managed to make me laugh and I like to laugh.....thanks

What is 12th Step Work in Alcoholics Anonymous?

Carrying the AA Message to others is 12th Step Work.
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Distrtibuting and Selling AA literature is 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
Managing an AA meeting place is 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
Managing an AA Central Cffice is 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
Managing a 12 Step Clubhouse is 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
Producing, Promotiing and Distrubuting AA literature is 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
Managing AA Roundups and AA Conferences is 12th Step Work.
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Cleaning the AA Coffee Pot and cleaning up the AA meeting room is 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
Going to Prisons, Jails, Courts and Schools to search for AA prospects is 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
All of the above are considered 12th Step Work.
100% (2 votes)
Only some of the above are considered 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
None of the above are considered 12th Step Work.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2

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

Somme Centenary

Its a hundred years yesterday since the 'bloodiest day' in British Military History.....the Battle of the Somme. At 7.30 am 1st July 1916 the men went over the top, by the end of the day 19240 of these men had died. There have been remembrance events across the UK and France. The Battle raged for a 141 days during which time a million men died on all sides. The name Somme has come to be synonymous with the senseless slaughter of the Great War. It is good these men and their ultimate sacrifice are always remembered every year

Russell Brand Full Interview for promoting AA/NA

At about 8:10 Peter Hitchens destroys Brand. Personally I am of the opinion that drugs should be purchased at the Pharmacy as long as you can prove your age, pay a tax and sign a waiver, but I sure love the way Hitchens destroys Brand, and the highlights the fact that the Rehabs don't work either. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IqVohFEAfo

Referendum + day 5

Well its day 5 after Britain voted to leave the EU and there has been NO World War 3, no signs of any Martians or other aliens invading the Earth, all the kittens have NOT exploded and the world has not ended. Are we now safe from the impending doom promised by the Remain Camp?.....or should we still hold our breath? Over to you Janus

RIP to my friend

Just heard a friend and former drinking partner of mine has died. He left the chip pan on and burned himself alive when intoxicated. We hope he was so drunk that he did not feel any pain when he passed over.

ASAM plan to have doctors drug test Almost everyone using non- FDA approved testing

This is appalling. ASAM is so crooked that they should all get busted and put out of business.

ASAM plan to have doctors drug test Almost everyone using non- FDA approved testing


https://disruptedphysician.com/2016/06/04/60408/

Drug Court Solutions Mislead the Public

Finally, somebody talking about the bad aspects of drug courts.

Drug Court Solutions Mislead the Public

by Elaine Pawlowski 06/21/16

https://www.thefix.com/drug-court-solutions-mislead-public

Maia Szalavitz: "Can You Get Over an Addiction?"

More good stuff from Maia Szalavitz

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/opinion/sunday/can-you-get-over-an-addiction.html

I did not know, until I read this story, that Maia has also been through the mill (so to speak) -- that she has also battled addiction personally.

The UK leaves the EU

As an active member of the Leave Campaign, I wish to thank ALL fellow Brits for their continued help with the Leave Campaign and for Voting to Leave the EU. History was made last night and this morning.......THANKS TO YOU ALL

Narconan or 12 Step Rehab. What's worse?

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2114-inside-scientologys-sec... June 17, 2016

Whatever you think of the congealed puddle of lawsuits and evil known as Scientology, you've got to admire their ambition: They run churches, schools, and even a space Navy. They haven't even let their extremely limited understanding of drugs and medicine stop them from treating drug addicts!

Powerlessness

EE's KILLIN QUEERS/LET'S WAIT 3 HOURS

When I read of 50 KIA's 53 WIA's at Florida gay club/
OMG horrible fckng BIGOT
Then I read how the PIGS waited for 3 hours b-4 killing
one psycho,who had a SEMI-AUTO rifle
and one SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL
Usually I find something respectable about Police
thse were PIGS.sit back,relax,have some coffee
have a smoke.EE's just killin some queers.We Cain wait!!!
Never never ever has there been this waiting time
during a psycho killing.
Schools-immediate response and enter bldg.

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...

Muhamad Ali Brainwashed by a Cult

AKA Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay Jr.) was in a cult more dangerous, hateful, deadly, and destructive then AA and was openly a racist organization, but no one seems to mention it with his passing. It's sad how he such a charismatic and talented man could be duped by Elijah Muhammad Not sure why no one really brings it up. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Nation_of_Islam.

What was the $5,000 given by Rockefeller to the Alcoholics Foundation (now known as AA) in 1940 used for?

The $5,000 was used to immediately pay off Dr. Bob's Home.
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The $5,000 was used to give Dr. Bob and Bill W. an immediate income.
67% (2 votes)
The $5,000 was used for both of the above. Pay off Dr. Bob's House and provide immediate income to Dr. Bob and Bill W.
33% (1 vote)
The $5,000 was used for something else. Please explain in the comments below.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3

Vote Leave Update

Dear Friend, The Government has extended the deadline to apply to vote in the EU referendum. They've just told the House of Commons that their website crashed last night because of the high demand – but we know that the Government and their allies are trying to register as many likely Remain voters as possible. That's why it's vital that we use this opportunity to make sure every likely Leave voter is registered too.

Wasting your life

'A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.' - Muhammad Ali.....I was thinking a lot about Muhammad Ali recently, he was undoubtedly the best boxer the world has ever seen..but it was not his undoubted prowess as a fighter that impressed me so much....it was just the man himself. He was what I can only describe as 'larger than life.' I really began to think about what he said about viewing the world at fifty as I did at twenty......and I did do that.

Muhammad Ali RIP

I know I speak for all for all Karate Competition fighters when I say sincerely......'We salute you....undoubtedly...the Greatest of all the Greatests.' Heaven is even more of a paradise with you in it. I laughed fit to burst when I once more heard that saying of his It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.' Muhammad Ali The God I believe in laughed as well. You will be sorely missed by many of many nations

'Romancing Opiates'

This is bound to upset people right across the board in the addiction industry. Although I don't agree with all of Dalrymple's views, I think he is spot on when he talks about doctors 'treating trivial conditions dangerously with drugs..."

"So Dalrymple contends that a useless medical bureaucracy has been established to deal with addicts. After all, why would doctors and staff want this merry-go-round to end when it’s become financially lucrative? In effect, he says, doctors and administrators need the addicts more than the addicts need them!"

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