A contribution from the States:
At one time the government money was separated into alcohol money and drug money. A few years ago all the government money was put into one bucket called substance abuse money. This forced the Rehab centers to become Substance abuse recovery centers. When this happened, the Rehab centers and Court system began to treat Alcoholics Anonymous as just another Substance abuse class and this loaded Alcoholics Anonymous with substance abusers and criminal abusers including sexual predators.
This brings us to this: “Alcoholics Anonymous World Services and Santa Clarita Alcoholics Anonymous has been sued by the parents of murder victim Karla Brada.”
“Grieving parents say in court that their daughter was murdered by her sociopathic addict boyfriend because Alcoholics Anonymous concealed his history of domestic violence.”
For more information go to:http://nadaytona.org/tag/lawsuits-against-alcoholics-anonymous/#sthash.exXy0u2P.dpuf
Or Google, Lawsuits and Alcoholics Anonymous.
We have brought this about through our court card system.
I would like to see either the CPC committee or a special committee work with the Rehab facilities and the Courts to change the system.
My idea for a solution would be to send panels of AA speakers to the Courts and Rehabs; this would relieve us of the accounting for the attendance and put it back on the Courts and Rehabs. It would keep much of the criminal element out of AA.
(edited to preserve anonymity)
Comment: Well argued and succinctly put
The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)
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