I had an introduction to a reporter who wants to expose what happens in Rehab and Sober living –the kickbacks, Drugs, Sexual assaults etc . We will be working together on the many stories down the road. We will late tackle AA Members who are counselors telling people not to take their medication. We will address the Doctor , Nurse and Pilot extortion. But we will focus on one thing at a time. He has written for the Daily Beast and is a journalist who graduated from USC Annenburg School of Journalism. So for now only criminal and Fraudulent Rehab Sober Living Stories. If you need to remain private for safety or your job he can do that…but it better if you can fully speak out…but again not necessary. Thank you . This would include this place where Karla Brada went and was bused to Eden Ministries where she met her killer.
Join me for a one hour show with Melanie Soloman to discuss her book and work in regards to Substance Over use and Mental Health.
Melanie’s Bio: After battling a twelve-year addiction, and being trapped in the “recovery merry-go-round” nightmare, I have finally woken up after almost dying several times. My second edition of “AA-Not the Only Way” which is also at www.aanottheonlyway.com has just become available, where you will learn about my life, as it has taken both its ups and downs, and how I have come out on the other side ok. There is also a multitude of alternative self-help groups to find out about, and other ways to assist you in either stopping your drinking or using, or moderating it to a harmless level. In this new edition, I have also added alternatives such as hypnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Add to that a directory of licensed professionals and treatment facilities, if that is determined to be what you need, both within the U.S. and abroad, including all of their contact information…https://www.amazon.com/Melanie-Solomon/e/B002VZ5HAK
So she became the consummate researcher, finding new purpose in compiling information on evidence-based alternative recovery options that might better suit the complex and individualized needs of people suffering with substance abuse problems. In the process, she discovered that she was far from being alone in her AA “failure.” Indeed, it was instead a customized path that would help her create enduring sobriety. The result was her book, “AA Not the Only Way- Your One Stop Resource Guide to 12-Step Alternatives,” an Amazon.com bestseller in its 2nd Edition.
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,
WHAT a disturbing film. I loved it !!! Great film . We went to the Arch light in Hollywood to see this expose of Scientology. Kudos to this journalist, Louis Theoux from the UK .
The reenactment of what really goes on there is deeply frightening. A must see if you like The Leah Remini series on A & E
This guy did only 2 years for murder? Shocking… I dont get it …
This idiots are once again comparing Pot with Opiates. How many die from Pot. ? Zero.
This is a bad – bad sign . for recreational Marijuana. I do not think the DOJ will go after it , but
we will have to fight for it again. Bad sign .
Call you representatives.
This is an excerpt from the minutes from a committee meeting held in April 2016
Please Conference Call: Regarding an individual accused of having a sexual relationship with more
than one minor and his continued attendance at the ACYPAA Round up. This item was tabled in
2011 and was never followed up on. Our lawyer was surprised he was allowed to be in
attendance. Per our lawyer, Advisory has actual knowledge of his behavior and we could be
held civilly responsible in a civil case if he repeated this behavior at ACYPAA. We need to
decide whether we are going to send him a certified letter to inform him he is not allowed to
attend ACYPAA. there are two versions of the letter, one drafted by the chair Emily, and a
version from our attorney.
INFORMATION PROVIDED: A main concern is keeping a ACYPAA as safe as possible for
attendees, and not putting acypaa at risk for a civil suit which would likely end The Round Up.
To win a civil suit there only has to be a 51% burden of proof. Several board members have
actual knowledge of this individual’s behavior; they witnessed it and we’re on the host
committee with him. The attorney was clear we have “actual knowledge”.
● How would this work?
● ACYPAA needs to be protected.this is bigger than an individual or a group, ACYPAA is a
I am watching it now. I saw an interview with the Director who was in this phony religious cult for 22 years. He was a young filmmaker. What a great film exposing religious , brainwashing cults.
Many of us are relating to the Loaded Language also used in AA.
Posted: 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
Expensive cars. Flashy watches. Strip clubs. Casinos. Tattoos. Selfies of ripped biceps and b-boy stances.
This is the lifestyle of Eric Snyder, one of a breed of 20-something addicts who came to Florida to get clean and ended up making fortunes by housing and treating fellow addicts and testing their urine.
Armed with little more than GEDs, a year or two of sobriety and no formal training in substance abuse, they assume responsibility for housing and treating other millennials with addiction — the No. 1 killer of their generation.
Two years ago, Snyder, 29, caught the attention of a federal task force investigating hundreds of millions of dollars worth of insurance fraud, kickbacks and patient brokering in Palm Beach County’s drug treatment industry. Snyder landed in headlines when his businesses were raided by the FBI in December 2014 — the second of two high-profile raids by the task force.
Although no charges have been filed against Snyder, grand jury subpoenas went out in December, state investigative records obtained by The Palm Beach Post show.
Three former employees say Snyder’s treatment program staff forged medical records to collect on insurance money, investigative files and legal documents show. A doctor in a recent deposition said much the same thing: His license was used to order urine drug screens without his permission.
How much did Snyder make over the years? More than $50 million, one source close to the investigation said.
Even before the raid, state investigators had uncovered a smorgasbord of troubling practices: medications in unmarked envelopes, patients taking detox medications without a prescription and staff unqualified to dispense the drugs.
Among the more telling discoveries: 200 unrefrigerated urine samples, many without names on labels, in a makeshift lab and ready to be tested at an insurance company’s expense.
No arrests have been made, but Snyder remains on the radar of at least one federal agency, the Internal Revenue Service. In March the IRS filed a lien, saying Snyder owed $2 million in back taxes.
ANOTHER Alcoholics Anonymous member shows violence, tries to stab someone and is leaving an AA meeting. Thank GOD for these journalists who are now reporting on this subject. ( Just a note- there is no such thing as an AA class.) But it shows that many journalists don’t know that. They don’t know that AA is NOT a professional anything.
SO- how can so many millions Americans be court ordered there by a Judge?
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 42-year-old man has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon for stealing a man’s car after asking for a ride in Harris County on April 5, according to police.
Police said Jose Luis Olivares-Bernal had been in an Alcoholics Anonymous class on Jensen Drive. After the class, he asked another person from the class for a ride.
They were on Kowis Street when Olivares-Bernal
pulled a knife and put it to the man’s side, demanding him to stop the car. The man stopped the car and handed over his cellphone, wallet and car.
Olivares-Bernal then left the scene eastbound on Kowis Street. The man called police and filed a report.
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