njwriter is seeking stories from Stinkin’ Thinkin’ members, to be included in an upcoming book he is writing with Dr. Bankole Johnson. He posted this over on the community pages, and I’m re-posting his message here, so those of you who don’t have an account over there can respond here, if you’d like.
I am in process of writing a book with Dr. Bankole Johnson called ”The Myth of Rehab, New Medicaitons that Conquer Alcoholism.” A part of the book will include de-bunking all of AA’s claims and the claims of other rehab centers, especially since most don’t consider science in their approaches.
Dr. Johnson is a professor at the University of Virginia and has been involved in researching medications for the National Institutes for Health and others since the 1980’s.
An opinion-editorial piece authored by Dr. Johnson, that ran in the Washington Post, was the subject of a thread on Stinkin’ Thinkin’ back in August, called ”Addicted to Rehab” at http://stinkin-thinkin.com/2010/08/07/addicted-to-rehab/. To read the full article on the Washington Post’s Web site, you may visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/06/AR2010080602660.html?sub=AR.
I am under a tight deadline to finish the book, as its already being listed for pre-sale on Barnes&Noble.com. So I’d like to hear from someone quickly. What I’d like to be able to incorporate is a short story (anything from a paragraph to a page) about someone who decided that one of their reasons for turning away from AA was because of the organization’s religious undertones.
If you have any such experiences, it would be great to hear from you. I would like to include a story in the book, but only with your permission. And I wouldn’t have to identify you by name in the book. It is up to you whether you’d want to post your whole comment in this forum or share it with me via e-mail. But I do need your permission or I can’t use the story in print.
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Thanks for your help.