Why the Salvation Army needs to Cut Ties with Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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Dealers and Dealing with the Opioid Public Health Emergency

Originally published on Medium, 11/01/17  by Juliet Abram Thursday, October 26, 2017 was a big deal in terms of confronting America’s opioid epidemic. President Donald J. Trump finally declared there is a public health emergency with the opioid epidemic, although he fell short of calling this a national emergency. Trump said, “We can be the generation that … Continue reading Dealers and Dealing with the Opioid Public Health Emergency

There are No Rules only Suggestions

Do we avoid having conversations with loved ones that may help educate them in how we recovered and why it works for us? In the Living Sober book by Alcoholics Anonymous we're told: "Our shaky emotional condition also affects our feelings towards old friends and family.  For many of us, these relationships seem to heal … Continue reading There are No Rules only Suggestions

I’m Deathly Allergic to AA

I am Deathly Allergic to AA Lately I am remembering the perks of being in Alcoholics Anonymous.  I was applauded for putting myself down and making critical comments about my poor decisions, which makes sharing at AA meetings eerily similar to stand-up comedy.As Al Franken, former comedian and U.S. Senator stated after the death of … Continue reading I’m Deathly Allergic to AA

A Slap in the Face

*This is from a blog I wrote in 2012, i am reprinting it here today.  I wrote this a month after leaving 12 step rehab--- feeling a bit shaken, but not stirred. * http://almighty-blogstars.blogspot.com/2012/02/slap-in-face.html A Slap In The Face Evidently, it doesn't seem to matter to drug and alcohol counselors that Alcoholics Anonymous virtually ignores … Continue reading A Slap in the Face