Secrets of Alcoholics Anonymous Everyone Should Knowby Elaine and Dallas
Secrets unveiled at last. This book sheds light on the disturbing and sometimes sordid stories that have taken place in Alcoholics Anonymous and does it without revealing the identities of its membership. It was written from the vastly different vantage points of a thirty-year AA member and a one-year-sober newcomer. It is our hope that newcomers who come to AA… See more details below
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Secrets unveiled at last. This book sheds light on the disturbing and sometimes sordid stories that have taken place in Alcoholics Anonymous and does it without revealing the identities of its membership. It was written from the vastly different vantage points of a thirty-year AA member and a one-year-sober newcomer. It is our hope that newcomers who come to AA seeking relief from their alcoholism, as well as longer-time members, will become aware of the hazards they may encounter in the program. We also hope this book will remind long-time members of the pitfalls they may have long overcome or that were not in place when they first joined the program.
Shrouded in secrecy for over seventy-five years, the program of Alcoholics Anonymous was originally founded to help the afflicted overcome alcoholism with guidance, spiritual growth, and love. But it also exposes recovering alcoholics to potentially more mayhem than they ever encountered in a bar. Its meetings can be a haven for lowlifes, predators, con artists, control freaks, neurotics, as well as run-of-the-mill dysfunctional behavior so common these days.
Persons who inhabit Alcoholics Anonymous and victimize members with immoral or criminal acts have earned their place in this informative work. But AA is also a rich mission field and can provide spiritual growth for those who want to tap into the enlightenment offered by its discussion meetings, literature, and the many healthy and helpful folks who can make the AA experience so wondrous and grand!
Regards and anonymously yours,
Elaine and Dallas
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This book is only 50 pages long. Short and to the point. As a member of the program for many years, l think that this book contains some very good and truthfull information although i do not agree with everything. The title may be a little misleading. The author or authors are pro AA and have all good things to say about the program (my opinion). They are putting out some healthy warnings to watch out for in the population. Last week in big book study we were reading about helping others. The big book has some suggestions for helping the new commer that may have been true back in the days but today : not so much. This book explains why some of the things that were done back in those days must be aproached with so much more caution today. I submit that this is a good book for old timmers and new comers alike.
As in any organization, there are always a few undesirables who may reflect poorly on the group as a whole. It has been my experience in my years of recovery that an extremely small percentage of the people that one would meet in the AA program would be considered dangerous or are there for ulterior, manipulative motives. Overall, they are normal people from every demographic backround across the spectrum and are genuinely concerned about becoming better human beings. If you feel you may have a problem with alcohol, please attend an AA meeting and see for yourself that the people there are actually kind, loving and there to help - and be helped. It has worked for MILLIONS of people. And, of course, when you are talking about millions of people, there will always be a select few bad apples...