How your red kettle donations end up in AA meetings' donation baskets. The Salvation Army Santas are outside WalMart with a red buckets, ringing their bells, and part of that money goes towards drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs which rely on the 12-Step program, Alcoholics Anonymous. NBC's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on … Continue reading Why the Salvation Army needs to Cut Ties with Alcoholics Anonymous
The last A.A. meeting I attended was roughly four years ago. I began blogging on wordpress the beginning of 2013. For the first half of this year I ran out of anything I felt worth saying. I read some fantastic articles by other writers I admire: Maia Szalavaitz who came out with a new book … Continue reading Emotional Duct Tape
Big Book Burn and Return Challenge This November my friend Jason Bartley posted a video on YouTube challenging people to either return their Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book to the organization or burn their Big Book if they prefer. Similar to the “ice bucket challenge” which went viral many moons ago, the Big Book Burn and … Continue reading Big Book Burn or Return Challenge!
In 2014, 75% and upwards of all United States treatment facilities required 12 Step education for its clients. This places Alcoholics & Narcotics Anonymous groups (among others) in the first place position of addictions support groups. Remember, though, Leo Tolstoy said, "“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” The … Continue reading Island of Recovery Misfits