Maia Szalavitz on Safe Recovery- Blog Talk Radio and The New York Times op ed

Listen to our most recent show with Journalist Maia Szalavitz and NYT Best selling author  UNBROKEN BRAIN – on substance use issues. Opioid Drug Problems.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saferecovery/2018/09/11/maia-szalavitz-author-of-unbroken-brain-journalist-

The New York TImes op ed piece is so fantastic. This piece is exploring other options like SMART Recovery, MAT and just going back to your Native culture. Maia needs to be on CNN Anderson Cooper and MSNBC !

By Maia Szalavitz

Photographs by Ryan Christopher Jones

Fortunately, this is not the whole story. Around two million Americans are addicted to opioids. Yet many more have overcome their opioid problems. A large national population study found that almost all of those who once met criteria for prescription opioid-use disorder achieved remission during their lifetimes — and half of those recovered within five years. Although heroin and street fentanyl are more dangerous, most of those who avoid fatal overdoses recover from addiction.

To improve the odds, we need to recognize and champion recovery — and the wide variety of forms it can take. In media and pop culture, when recovering people are seen at all, one type usually appears: someone who goes to rehab and then abstains from all drugs by relying on 12-step programs like Narcotics Anonymous.

In fact, other recovery journeys are more common. For example, nearly half of those with prescription opioid addiction are able to recover without formal treatment or self-help participation.  Read full story here.

Addiction Doesn’t Always Last a Lifetime

In fact, most people recover, often on their own. Here are some of their stories.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/opinion/addiction-recovery-survivors.html

Domestic Violent charges gets AA meetings in stead of JAIL – OH NO ! WHY – why- why?

Once again we see a Football star gets AA instead of jail time –

WHY_ geez – folks – If a Pilot did this – his life would be ruined and he would be forced to comply with an AA Nazi style regime that could last 5 years or his entire career.

https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/news/national/5570112/ex-afl-player-grant-spared-jail/

What is Deprogramming from Alcoholics Anonymous and do you want help?

Some people find that even after leaving AA- 20 years ago – 6 months ago – 2 years ago – those “readings are still lingering in your head as your head hits the pillow.

What is that all about anyway? Were we really brainwashed ? Many say – “No” that cant be… AA is not a cult. ” Many of us say yes, yes – it is a cult and here is why.

I too wondered why was it that people get sucked in so quickly – I think it is a many pronged factor.

  •  People are very lonely when they arrive ( their family and friends are all angry at them _ hence the LOVE BOMBING.
  • The readings at every meeting and the tone in which they are read are straight up brainwashing technique ( this is the use of all We’s and US not Me and I ) I will post a Through the worm hole episode to make my point.
  •  A person may be in an extremely vulnerable state. Like never before or never again will this the case perhaps.

The things people say in meetings, like : Only WE CAN HELP YOU

You will die or go insane or go to jail if you leave here.

You must come here forever, Only WE Understand you …. we are special —

Loaded language is used in AA and in all cults.  I will continue this thread adding in how I deprogrammed and how you to can be free not only from the meetings – buts its ideology.

Join us on FACEBOOK- Deprogramming from AA or any 12 step group.

There are professionals that can help too. Rachel Bernstein in a great resource-

The OC Register takes on Subculture of Sexual Predators in Alcoholics Anonymous

‘The 13th step’: Alcoholics Anonymous wrestles with subculture of sexual predators

 

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Abram Tuvov had been sober so long that Alcoholics Anonymous members in Palm Springs just assumed he was a good guy.

One female AA member who was new in town felt comfortable enough to go on an afternoon bicycle ride with him, even stopping at his house for waffles. The November 2014 outing ended with Tuvov, 72, raping the woman so viciously that she played dead until it was over.

Tuvov, who lives minutes away from the woman, was convicted, but is out on $150,000 bail while awaiting sentencing.

Jaroslava Mendez with a photo of her daughter, Karla Brada, who was killed by her fiance while both were in Alcoholics Anonymous. Mendez has kept Karla’s bedroom as a memorial to her. Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

ABRAM TUVOV CONVICTED of 4 counts of felony rape – Court on FRIDAY May 25, 2018 in INDIO, CA COURT

UPDATED 9-6-18- After two trials- where at the 2nd trial Abram Tuvov was convicted of four felony rapes, the judge in this case allowed him to walk free the entire time even after he was found guilty. Tuvov then fired his attorney and asked for a new trial, a third trial, which the judge is allowing. Corruption in CALIFORNIA is so bad. They lean towards criminals .

ATTENTION Journalists, News , Associated Press, Palm Springs News- please come to witness what will happen with this Convicted rapist- Sentencing has been postponed before. We hope and pray Justice will be served.

#metoo, #TIMESUP  campaign #SAYNOTORAPEINAA

FACTS

NAME  ABRAM TUVOV- Member of alcoholics anonymous for 20 years. Lives Plam Springs and Santa Monica CA.

CASE# INF1600703

Judge Otis Sterling

DA -Samantha ( SAMMIE ) Paxio

District attorneys office 760-393-2617

Location : Indio Court – 46200Oasis Strett, Indio Ca 92201

Friday 9 AM May 25th , 2018 Court room- 2 G upstairs

Were you 13 th Stepped ( Sexually Harassed ) raped or assaulted by an Alcoholics Anonymous or NA member?

We are dealing with a situation here in California where  a woman was raped by an AA man over three years ago.

He was convicted of four counts of felony rape. But he is still walking around as a free man 2 months later. The Sentencing has been delayed again and again.He fired his Lawyer the day of his sentencing as well.

We are looking for any other persons who were raped – went to the police – got a conviction- etc. Also if you were raped and need help please contact me. @makeaasafer@gmail.com or here.

We are going all out with the Media. Please contact me here if you have any suggestions of persons you think may help the victim.

Facts :

CASE # INF1600703-  call 760-393-2617

The rape occurred November 2014.

Samantha Paxio is the DA/ District Attorney defending the Victim – Jane Doe.

The judge gave him 60 more days. They will be back in court May 23, 2018 .

We hear Detective Benstead did a kickass job with this case. Thank you Detective!

OC Register reports on more deaths happening in the shady run Rehabs in Southern California.

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The son of a high-profile Chicago politician died in February at a sober living home affiliated with addiction treatment provider New Existence Recovery.

In March, a co-owner of New Existence, possibly distraught over that death, died after an apparent overdose.

In addition, last month, a man committed suicide by hanging himself at a mental health facility run by embattled Sovereign Health. Also last month, Luminance Recovery in south Orange County filed for bankruptcy in the wake of shrinking insurance reimbursements, according to public records. Read full story here:

Deaths, financial chaos bring scrutiny to Rehab Riviera recovery industry

OC Register continues it stand up work exposing the shady rehab industry in Southern California .

WHEN did AA Drug Court begin in your State. How can we stop this?

WHEN did drug court begin in your state.

Do you want to stop this? How can you help? contact us at makeaasafer@gmail.com

Please contact NY General Service Office – and express your complaints about Court Ordering.

 

NYC AA International Headquarters located in the Interfaith Building on Riverside Drive in Harlem.

212-870-3400

Ask for Greg Tobin General Service Manager/President of AA, or Albin Zezula .

It has been reported to us that there are many long time AA members who are very upset about forced attendance to AA meetings. They are saying it is ruining their atmosphere inside the rooms.  We agree- but- it is  a 1st amendment civil rights violation to be forced to attend a religious organization by ones government. So many who get a DUI or any ticket have no idea what AA is. Some young people I know, especially one young male, who was a Muslim was very offended and shocked he was forced to go to such a lay person religious group and many are atheists who are equally insulted. We are fighting back.

If you are still in AA, you can bring this up at every level in AA.

Courts could have a group downtown where all 7 free options could be shown them. That’s it. No one should be forced there.

Please call the ACLU, The Atheists Society and NY AA  to file a complaint as well as your local State Attorney General. Call them. Email them.

http://courts.mi.gov/administration/admin/op/problem-solving-courts/drug/pages/default.aspx