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Join host Monica Richardson for a 1 hour show where ex steppers can air their grievances in a way that most likely would never be possible.
DId you get hoodwinked. Were you told ‘Take what you like and leave the rest” ?
But after 7 months then all hell broke lose that I needed to take that 1st part of the 1st step or I wouldn’t get the WHOLE program! Which part of their stupid program are “they” referring to?
I was 18- Young and Naive and never knew what made a cult a cult. I didnt want to drink. I was a good little AA soldier already. SO why did I need to confess that I was Powerless to make them happy?
I will make it my mission to shrink AA to 10 % of its current size.
TO get it out of Medicine The FAA, THE BON, Our courts and penal system and out of our mental wards in Real Hospitals.
Get AA out of rehab. Shut down all sober Living run by Steppers.
Put in its place real clinics which are held accountable to treat – offer medications etc- not prayer and 12 steps and a blue Book from 1935 .
Nothing worse then a true believer that has flipped. LOL
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SAY NOT TO AA FOR DUI or any other god dang reason.
Hi everyone. I will be taking a badly needed break from blogging and FACEBOOK social media for a couple of months. I need to focus on a project I am working on that will continue to expose AA, but will include exposing criminal activity in Rehab, Sober Living and extortion of Pilots, Nurses and Doctors. I need to focus . I also need a vacation !!! LOL
I’m also tired – not physically – but I do see how big this AA beast is in our culture – courts- mental health and Entertainment. Its just not right, whats going on.
If you have been harmed please bring a friend/family member and go to the police. Make Written complaints and call NY GSO. Write to your congressman and or local politician or reporter about how you were harmed by AA.
Fee free to Email me at email@example.com. I will get back to you when I resume blogging unless you have been harmed criminally or your civil rights have been broken please feel free to write to me.
If Crimes and Fraud are committed with Sober Living and Rehab – Please write your story and situation down and go to the FBI or JUSTICE Department. They already know the deal with these two hatter AA members . They have taken down 3 huge rings already in California, Florida and New Jersey .
Long before I made a film I was singing, playing and writing music. But in 2011 I went down a rabbit hole of exposing AA. I had finished this record but never got it up there. Life filled with film making, health issues as well as helping those who were victimized by AA, I finally took the action to get this music up there.
Record Store is a compilation of years of work. Some songs were written long, long ago. A few songs are covers, like Suzanne- which I have been singing since I am a teenager . Abraham, Martin & John was a favorite I learned after hearing Tori Amos perform it. It doesn’t Mater anymore I sang with a beat up crappy guitar when I was living in Manoa Valley, in Hawaii at age 19. Those were sad and hard years. I was embedded in AA during that time and AA actually made me worse. By the time I was 3 years sober in AA – the depression broke. I should have left AA when I was one year into their stupid cult. Oh well. The rest is history and I would not have made the film and I would not have met you all !
Hank Linderman and Michael Martinnson were key players in the recording.
Peace to you and Love,
Join Filmmaker Monica Richardson. More to come ….
We are excited to be in London and showing The 13th Step. Monica Richardson will be there to answer any Questions after and meet & greet with any friends who want to meet her. PLease invite any professionals- Doctors, Lawyers, Journalists etc.
RT 52 min.
Starring Gabrielle Glaser, Dr Lance Dodes, Tom Horvath, Dr Marc Kern, Dr Adi Jaffe, Dr Barkhoudariun, Monica Richardson, Ken Anderson, Steven Slate, Stanton Peele, Claudia Christian ( One Little Pill )
International Filmmaker Festival of World cinema http://filmfestinternational.com/london/
Screening on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 PM. The Screening will take place at The Crown Plaza Hotel Docklands in Screening Room 1.
Well- it’s here— now– finally after four years of work. We won some awards, got into The Cannes Festival in the DOCUMENTARY CORNER, and fought hard to get Broadcast distribution. I get emails from around the US and the world daily about the problems in AA.
BUY IT HERE. CLICK ON THE BLUE THE 13th Step on top Left !
The film that tells the truth about the most revered self-help group on the planet. AA- ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, promoted as the wonder of this century by ROCKEFELLER, NEUT GINGRICH, DICK VAN DYKE, ELTON JOHN, EDIE FALCO, Senator Hughes, Chuck Lorre, Martin Sheen and many more.
Little did I know how deep the rabbit hole went when I started making the film in May of 2011. It was Christine and Saundra Cass’s murder in Hawaii that did it for me. Learning about Karla Brada’s murder put the nails in the coffin as well.
But when I learned about how Pilots, Nurses, and Doctors are extorted to attend in such an insane way …I could not believe my ears or eyes as I read their contracts. This could be another whole film on CNN , FRONTLINE or 60 Minutes – but I digress.
The latest News about Corrupt Sober Living Houses, (Chris Bathum featured on ABC 20/20 recently) fraud in Rehabs and how PROP 36 sends all the diversion folks to a SOBER LIVING, drug tests all clients and makes everyone follow the 1936 -12 step Prohibition WAYS of NO ALCOHOL , “no nothing” kinda mentality. YIKES !!!
Interesting note that Major Insurance is paying for The Sober Living sham, through a thing called IOP’s and expensive Drug Testing. Who owns the drug testing COMPANY you may ask? I find myself digging, again, down another rabbit hole. But, that’s another film. There is one pilot who I interviewed in this film. He was afraid to be seen.
Here is the link to rent or buy the film.
Regardless what AA members like to think about— the facts are— that millions of American Citizens are forced to attend AA, sometimes for years, for a simple first offense DUI, a 13 year old for having some pot, A Pilot a Nurse, and even Doctors are treated like children. Our government acts as if Prohibition is still the law and AA members think their tradition which states that the only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. Not so much in the USA.
This is an excerpt from the upcoming film The 13th Step which will be released in August 2016.
Once again the article in The Atlantic by journalist Gabrielle Glaser http://gabrielleglaser.com/articles/ was trending on twitter yesterday, then back on to The ATLANTIC Article http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/written last year about how AA is not the safest or smartest place to go for any kind of REAL healing from Alcohol overuse issues.
For me, a long time ex member who was 13 stepped more then once as a teen and GOT OVER IT…..and just lived with it, realized— thanks to GOD, my good brain and my sons, that AA was full of S**t …..yea I said it. Full of shit. No science, No research, and lots of religious rhetoric. Many MUSTS and do’s and don’ts and ” better be “of Service” or else you’ll get drunk….kinda crap….but after 36 years with no booze -I walked away a very disenchanted camper.
Thanks to Gabrielle Glaser who documented the work I did in 2009 -2010, my last two years in AA ( in Chapter Six of her book HER BEST KEPT SECRET ) before I left in 2011, about Safety, sexual harassment, sexual predatory crimes and 13 Stepping, I felt validated and not alone.
In her book Her Best Kept Secret, a New York Times Bestseller, Gabrielle Glaser explained to me and the world how alcohol was once a lovely thing to enjoy in The WHITE HOUSE by our First President, George Washington & MRS WASHINGTON, and her many guests. I learned that most men, women and children were drinking hard cider necessary until we figured out how to have clean water.
Americans were neither puritanical or Prohibitionist from the start…that came later—- along with the non drinking Billionaire Rockefeller, and the famous AA Creator/founder , —–drunkard, scam artist and womanizer—-Bill Wilson and a few other religious fanatics like Frank Buchman who started the cult The Oxford groups. ( The place Bill Wilson really got sober).
Many decades passed before Courts and judges shoved millions of Americans into a lay person, unsupervised cult like pods of nobody’s for a Drunk driving ticket, a violent offense or whatever floats ones boat today —where EVERYONE says ””OH… I’m an Addict “”””” poor me. I can’t control myself…blah blah blah.
It does make me wonder where those bad ass pioneering Americans with lots of tough skin, tenacity and self control have disappeared to?
In her book, HER BEST KEPT SECRET – I also learned that a Heroin kit could be bought in a Sears & Roebuck Catalog. She then explained how women’s drinking was on the rise, why… and how were these ladies getting help. Maybe horse therapy in a fancy spa for 50 K was not enough.
Glaser never a problem drinker herself, began investigating innocently at first, found her way down the same rabbit hole as me, and through Dee Dee Stout, a Harm Reduction Therapist in San Fransisco, who appeared in an episode of “PENN & TELLER Bullshit” ——- introduced us and… we met. 🙂 The rest is history.
There are times in life where I have met people, Gabrielle being one of them, that I now feel I could not have gone on with my film and my work without their help and their own driven path to seek out why AA and 12 step controls 95 % of all rehab in America . And why was it infested and controlling our Drug Courts and the DUI system still to this day?
Her early research brought her into the halls of New York AA Headquarters where an employee made a joke about 13 stepping not realizing that someone might take notice.
Katie Couric heard us because of Gabrielle Glaser and her Book. CBS 48 Hours – episode THE SOBER TRUTH heard and told the story of the Karla Brada Murder because of her.
SO this is my ode to Gabrielle Glaser, in that her fierce voice and criticism was needed, and still needed to tell a very dark true story about what really goes on in those meetings and culture.
Gabrielle being one of the first persons to get the most articles written, criticizes what needed to be done, unlike some of us simple ex stepper bloggers could not get one journalist to hear our voices or write those stories.
The courageous women and men who we both met and interviewed has broken open a dirty little secret that felt it was untouchable, above the law and better then medicine and science. Yes – I am talking about Alcoholics Anonymous. It is not a government agency!
I highly recommend her book for those leaving AA, those thinking about leaving and those who are professionals who have been recommending it to their clients for decades.
For me —-she is my hero—-she is my friend— she is a great writer and without her—- we might…still be on yahoo groups or www.stinkin- thinkin.com —anti AA groups fighting about if AA could ever be sued or was AA a cult or not- boy how sad that would be.
With dozens of anti AA blogs and ANTI FACEBOOK pages Gabrielle Glaser has managed to amass a long list of legitimate Newspaper, Magazine articles , radio show interviews and the Network news, Television shows to uncover, discover and discard the lie… that
AA is the one and only …and the last house on the block—-
which clearly we know now—-it is not true. Nor is it safe.