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