Say No to AA for a DUI – Stand up for 1st Amendment Rights

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I think its that time of the year where many might find themselves being sent to AA.

Many have no idea that AA is not a government agency. That AA is not regulated by the state. That AA is not safe. That AA is not a drug treatment program . It’s a  group—- a fellowship….lay persons coming together.

So why are our courts sending EVERYONE to AA meetings for any violation and why are the Courts interconnected with rehabs, sober livings that are totally 12 step run. How long has this been going on? Since Drug court began in 1989? No ….it started before that , but when drug courts began it got oh so much worse.

 

Now in AA, some are there to help. Some are there to harm. Some are there to serve so they can stay “sober” ….AA style….. Some are there to take whatever they can and never give back.

But where’s the warning label for Alcoholic Anonymous? Like Cigarettes…one day an Insider who worked in the industry outed those guys. We think AA needs to be outed for who is there, who is sent there and who goes there to prey on innocent civilians.

Even though there is a “leader” or “secretary” who picks or is picked that day or the week before – they don’t necessarily lead unless its a cult group like the PG group-

Most AA members don’t feel  empowered to really lead for the most part.

When they read the preamble before every meeting — how come they don’t say

” AA is a drug /alcohol treatment program” . ..oh that’s right …That’s because it is not that. So what is AA really? Is it a fellowship? Then how can you get ordered to join a religious organization from a Judge? Is it a religion? TO some it is. It’s religious for sure.

Over 35 Courts have Deemed it so. Is it a Drug Treatment Program? No —-other wise it would need to be regulated by the state. But AA’s rehabs grandfathered themselves in way back when as something called ” NON Medical treatment and they are governed by The Department of Health? How is this going on ? Well it is.

So I guess the next question is how do we undo this. So if it’s not medical treatment how is Insurance paying for it . I mean rehab— 30 K a month- or $1,000 a day paid by Athem Blue Cross for Action Family where no medical anything is occurring…Just being bused to AA meetings. Just attending AA meetings. No doctors, no PhD’s, no groups let by real therapists? And maybe your daughter or son may be bused to a place where all the AA meetings are filled with men like Eric Earle, near trailer parks- connected to the DOC filled with not so wonderful not really AA members. That your Daughter or son may mix and mingle with these kinds of criminals.

We need to educate the public and stop the judges and the ab541 classes from sending people to AA for a DUI offense.

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CBS 48 HOURS – Re RUN of THE SOBER TRUTH Episode Saturday -January 2- interviews Monica Richardson and The 13th Step film- The Karla Brada Murder in Santa Clarita, CA

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I feel really blessed and appreciate so much that CBS 48 Hours did a piece on the Karla Brada Murder. With the Help of Gabrielle Glaser and the Producer’s at CBS 48 Hours, they saw that something about the court ordering of violent offenders to AA is a recipe for disaster and in this case…murder.

Join us Saturday Night— Live on Social media and on FACEBOOK for the show ——-CBS 48 Hours.  Let your thoughts and opinions on the subject of dangers in AA and it’s culture be known.

The Guardian and Jon Stewart mention The 13th Step and Monica Richardson in today’s Article

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WOW is this a nice surprise. I don’t think I could ask for a nicer present then this one a sleepy, Sunday morning in California.

Jon Stewart,  who was an AA member for 14 years, left AA almost 2 years ago and we began to speak on Skype and through email. I had him on my radio show Blog talk radio Safe recovery , www.blogtalkradio.com/saferecovery and we finally met in person in May when we screened the film in London at The Mayfair  . It was like meeting an old friend from AA  who was now an ex stepper. We had many thoughts in common and some of his experiecne was very different from mine. He still feels AA saved his life and I never felt like that. I feel like I saved my life. But none the less, we agree on 90 % of everything else.

He is a super nice guy with alot of important stuff to say about change around alcohol over use…ect…

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/29/alcoholics-anonymous-saved-my-life-but-i-lost-my-faith

Here is the link. Please go and speak your mind. Love you !!!

The COST of the LEAVING AA blog and more ….

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Hi everyone. Did coffee every look and smell like this at an AA meeting ?

Well its that time of year where I will be paying for my server.  …Yes I have my OWN server to keep up with the millions of hits we get each year. So far we have over 4.8 million.

If you want to contribute we thank you . Mahalo plenty.

….Thank you for any contribution.

 

The 13th Step- An award winning Documentary is available to Buy on DVD, for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

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The 13th Step www.the13thstepfilm.com is for sale on DVD ….NOW. We will be fulfilling all Indiegogo Campaign rewards as well. DVD ‘s are being made this week. Shipping will begin as soon as we receive them. Thank you for all your support. Please share this good news on all your pages, blogs, twitter and with freinds.  We will also come to certain cities to do screenings and do Q & A’s.

Indigogo Campaign Donations – for The 13th Step the film -will get their rewards over the coming weeks.

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We are happy to announce that finally we are preparing to send out your rewards if you gave money to the campaign of the film.

If you moved since September 2013, please send us your new address of PO box address. AND thanks again for your love and support. Your long awaited DVD is coming soon!

ACTION on FILM FESTIVAL in Monrovia- Friday @ 4 pm – Plays The 13th Step a Documentary exposing predators in AA.

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We are happy to announce that The 13th 13th Step was chosen as a STAFF PICK!

Please join us for another screening in the Los Angeles area. stay tuned…

http://www.aoffest.com/

 

 

AWARENSS FILM FESTIVAL Screens The 13th Step Thursday – Sept 17th- 9pm @ LA LIVE Regal Theaters

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We are excited to announce that we are  1 week away from our next screening in downtown Los Angeles. Please buy tickets ahead and online . Arrive early for a good seat. There is a parking lot right next to The Regal Theaters that will validate.  There will be a Q & A following.

https://awarenessfilmfestival2015.sched.org/event/01c68271a9d064306c6f4efaa5a150e4#

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The 13th Step @ The Steve Allen Theatre- Sept 6 @11am

Please join us for a screening at

The Center for Inquiry –

  The STEVE ALLEN THEATRE.

SUNDAY September 6th @11am

Q & A with Filmmaker Director MONICA RICHARDSON

$8.00 admission

$4.00 Students

(all proceeds go to the center)

SAN Francisco Screening of The 13th Step at The MOJO Theatre Saturday August 15th.

Where: The Mojo Theatre 2940 16th St San Francisco, CA 94103

When Saturday @5:45 PM

The VOICELESS International Film Festival

I am here with Jaro Mendez, Karla Brada’s mother. We are contacting the newspapers, media and other professionals to join us there tomorrow. jarosf