Expose AA

It's about time someone told you the truth about Alcoholics Anonymous

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Reply DrJoeyMDPhD
3:02 PM on November 12, 2015 
Where in the world did ANYONE who should be allowed out without a keeper? For the person who comments that BW was a "good man" needs to be deprogrammed! DEFINE YOUR TERMS, as Dorothy Parker once said.. If you're capable of doing scholarly research, you'll learn FAR differently! And I don't mean AA approved adver-trash, either, with the AA Imprint.
Reply Marchon
12:26 PM on June 18, 2014 
Ann Fletcher quoted William White on what Bill W. wrote (i.e. that there are many roads to recovery) and she commented that the 12 step recovery movenment was "adopted" by the treatment industry and it was the treatment industry that turned it into and promoted it as the most common way of treating addiction. I thought that Marty Mann went on a promotional tour, that the program was endorsed by rich Rockeffelers of the world and all of this had to be known by the founders, especially Bill Wilson and Dr. Smith. I really believe that it was Bill Wilson's intent (a washed up stock broker) was to get rich from the very beginning. Royalties and all! just my opinion
Reply Marchon
11:56 AM on June 18, 2014 
CounselorChick says...
Anne Fletcher - "it's great when it works."
Robert Meyers - "80% of people drop out of AA."
Clancy Martin - brilliant.
Stanton Peele - perfect.

NO Anne - it's NOT great when it works. AA puts you in a negative state of emotional judgment of yourself for the rest of your life.
NO Anne - no matter what William White claims that Wilson and Smith did not intend for AA to be for everyone, the big book of AA, does INDEED claim they have the only way.

"If you are having a problem with drinking too much alcohol, then you have a disease which only a spiritual experience will conquer. (The Big Book, 3rd Edition, William Wilson, page 44.)

You are powerless over alcohol. You can't quit. Your life is unmanageable. There you are, facing ruin again, and still you can't stop. The more you struggle, the worse you get. Even if you quit drinking, we can prophesy that you will suffer from strange mental blank spots where will power and self-knowledge will be useless, and you will start drinking again without even knowing what you are doing. Your defense must come from a Higher Power. (The Big Book, 3rd & 4th Editions, William G. Wilson, pages 59, 41-42, and 43.)

There are many, many, other examples. Read the book. It's all a bait and switch con game.

The term 'drop-out' is very judgmental term. Also, it's more like 95% who have been harmed by the 12 steps and choose to leave.

Anne Fletcher claims that AA did not work for her and yet ... She defends it. The indoctrination is so strong. AA is a dangerous religious cult. The end.

I picked up on that too. She does no address the fact that people who had childhood trauma are made to believe think about "their part in it". I used to hear that 'your life is your fault" which would make me cringe, especially for individuals that had been raped, or in emotionally abusive situations. I hated hearing that. I'm slowly deprogramming and realizing that AA is NOT the only way to cope with and or enjoy life without mind or mood altering substances. "May the paradigmn shift continue'' has been my latest mantra.
Reply CounselorChick
1:55 PM on April 15, 2013 
One more thing. Anne Fletcher needs to sell her book. I get that. But claiming that AA is great when it works and Wilson was a good man is just cowardly.
Reply CounselorChick
1:52 PM on April 15, 2013 
Anne Fletcher - "it's great when it works."
Robert Meyers - "80% of people drop out of AA."
Clancy Martin - brilliant.
Stanton Peele - perfect.

NO Anne - it's NOT great when it works. AA puts you in a negative state of emotional judgment of yourself for the rest of your life.
NO Anne - no matter what William White claims that Wilson and Smith did not intend for AA to be for everyone, the big book of AA, does INDEED claim they have the only way.

"If you are having a problem with drinking too much alcohol, then you have a disease which only a spiritual experience will conquer. (The Big Book, 3rd Edition, William Wilson, page 44.)

You are powerless over alcohol. You can't quit. Your life is unmanageable. There you are, facing ruin again, and still you can't stop. The more you struggle, the worse you get. Even if you quit drinking, we can prophesy that you will suffer from strange mental blank spots where will power and self-knowledge will be useless, and you will start drinking again without even knowing what you are doing. Your defense must come from a Higher Power. (The Big Book, 3rd & 4th Editions, William G. Wilson, pages 59, 41-42, and 43.)

There are many, many, other examples. Read the book. It's all a bait and switch con game.

The term 'drop-out' is very judgmental term. Also, it's more like 95% who have been harmed by the 12 steps and choose to leave.

Anne Fletcher claims that AA did not work for her and yet ... She defends it. The indoctrination is so strong. AA is a dangerous religious cult. The end.
Reply Faith
12:57 PM on April 9, 2013 
Great information! It gives hope that common sense is returning to the ongoing conversation about addictions.