Secrets of Alcoholics Anonymous Everyone Should Know by Elaine and Dallas

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Secrets, secrets, secrets. For over 75 years the program of Alcoholics Anonymous has been shrouded in secrecy. AA, founded to help the afflicted overcome alcoholism with guidance, spiritual growth, and love also exposes the recovering alcoholic to potentially more mayhem than they may have ever encountered in a bar. Its meetings can be a haven for lowlifes, predators, con artists, control freaks, neurotics, as well as the dysfunctional behavior prevalent these days. This book sheds light on the disturbing and sometimes sordid stories that have taken place in AA and does it without revealing the identities of the membership. It is our hope that newcomers, as well as longer-time members, who come to AA seeking relief from their alcoholism will become aware of the potential hazards they may encounter in the program. We also hope this book will remind long-time members of the pitfalls they may have long overcome so they maintain a fresh awareness needed to help guide newcomers. Written by a 30-year AA member and a 1-year-sober newcomer, this book can enlighten participants in the AA program of the murky underside of this heralded organization. Persons who inhabit Alcoholics Anonymous and victimize members with immoral or criminal acts have earned their place in this informative work. But AA is also a rich mission field and can provide spiritual growth for those who want to tap into the enlightenment offered by its literature and discussion groups and by the many healthy and helpful folks who can make the AA experience so wondrous and grand. Regards and anonymously yours, Elaine and Dallas

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Published November 14, 2011 by Palace Guard Publications. 118 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Thankfully, the later portions of the book change focus, with the authors taking AA to task for its cultlike secretiveness, as well as its idolization of cofounder Bill W., who was “no saint” and whose “sexual adventures are a continuing, unwritten AA tradition” often called “13 stepping.” A fina...

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