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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Questions (not) accepted for conference 2016 (contd)


Comment:

The Service Structure AA (GB)

 
You will note that the AA groups are located ABOVE intergroups, regions, the General Service Conference and the General Service Board ie. AA groups (and therefore members) are at the TOP of the heap. The groups (through their GSRs) communicate their views to our 'minions' (otherwise known as 'trusted (?) servants' who then are SUPPOSED  to carry out our instructions. Unfortunately some of these 'minions' think THEY are in charge. They AREN'T.... Where such a delusion persists their services, of course, may always be dispensed with.

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Friday, 24 June 2016

Questions (not) accepted for conference 2016 (contd)



Comment:

def: “attraction

def: “promotion

def: “publicity

def: “advertising

or maybe we could just “share our experience, strength and hope”.....

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Questions (not) accepted for conference 2016 (contd)



Comment: Again a good start would be to deal with the cults that already infest AA …. but who are they kidding? The chances of the AA conference coming to grips with such problems are about as likely as …. George Osborne becoming the next prime minister... vanishingly thin!  But check out the Minority report above. At least some AA members recognise that we have a BIG problem! And it's getting worse....

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Questions (not) accepted for conference 2016 (contd)



Comment: We suppose not being lectured by the self-righteous on the subject would be a start! But on the subject of apathy ….

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The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Questions (not) accepted for conference 2016



Comment: Oh no! Not again! This one comes up as regular as clockwork … and can usually be condensed into: Are we doing enough? … to which the standard response is no... never … but we're doing our best … which incidentally is usually enough... unless you're a perfectionist of course, which again, incidentally - and seemingly perversely – is a defect of character. But the implication of this is mere attraction is insufficient and therefore we should start running advertising campaigns telling the world that we make probably the best recovery programme in the world etc … in other words exaggerate and lie …. we don't think so!

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Summary of Question[s] not accepted for Conference 2016


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We'll be giving some of these the 'ole once over' …..in the next few days.... a bit of light relief (?) from the apparently never ending hysteria generated by various referendum campaigns (in and out) now plumbing even greater depths of perfidy as sundry politicians, 'experts' and all round 'know it alls' combine to produce the greatest degree of confusion and ignorance possible ….or as one of our correspondents so succinctly (and graphically) summarises the matter:




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The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

PS We'll also be announcing a major new national initiative aimed at extending our campaign into hitherto largely untouched territory ….

Friday, 27 May 2016

Court mandated attendance – the 'chit' system


A contribution from the States:

Background

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.”


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.

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(edited to preserve anonymity)

Comment: Well argued and succinctly put

Cheers

The Fellas (Friends of Alcoholics Anonymous)

PS Our thanks to this contributor