Archive for 27 June 2011

AND FOR THE MOMENT I WISHED THE WHOLE WORLD COULD HAVE BEEN SOBER.

Hey, did you know that you can go on a tour of Dr. Bob’s house? You should go! But check the reviews before you make plans, and make sure you scroll down and read them all, just so you get a clear idea of all the wonders that this pilgrimage promises…

Yahoo! Travel: Dr. Bob’s Home – Akron, Ohio

Thank you, causeandeffect!

 

The Wizard In Oz

Todd Carney, a rugby player in Australia has had some drinking problems. His story was profiled last week in the Sydney Morning Herald, which prompted this letter from an AA with all the answers:

The story Carney and all his mates must read

I got sober at age 46 through Alcoholics Anonymous [but] when I came into AA I was alone and without hope after 26 years of non-stop drinking. I was living life like a derelict in my own home and was about to lose my job. I was sick and frustrated over my personal powerlessness over the drug alcohol.

”AA saved my life. I am very interested in Todd Carney and I have been astounded at the way in which Todd has been managed by the people around him who have been trying to help him. Although people have meant well, there has been a lack of understanding of Todd’s real needs in the area of recovering from the disease of alcoholism/addiction. I am concerned when I see Todd relapsing because people trying to help Todd simply don’t understand his problem .

”When I read your article saying Todd was so committed to not drinking he was taking pills that would make him violently ill if he drank, it made me almost vomit! This is not a long-term solution or a program. The disease of alcoholism centres in the mind, Todd’s problem is his head, not his body. The pills are only a short-term interruption, Todd’s mental obsession with regards to alcohol won’t go away unless he gets into a program of recovery. The only one that is proven to work [if you work it] is AA and the 12 steps of recovery.

”I can see in the way Todd has been playing he is clearly distracted. The amount of guilt and shame and self-loathing he is carrying around must be horrendous, and the 12 steps of AA deals with that very effectively.

”Todd, please let us try to help you.”

Quotes of the Day

“…have no respect for those who make a living out of taking newcomers through our steps at a price…may all of their cancers arrive soon and be especially virulent. hope [sic] wherever Mark is now, he is spending newcomer’s money wisely.”

Cabledude/JD/Mondotuna. An AA and troll at this blog, host of the now private “Recovery First” delphi forum; member of AA Mollys UK forum. Commenting here on the death of Mark Houston, who ran a treatment centre and died last year of cancer.

“We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.”

– The sixth promise of Alcoholics Anonymous

And Now, A Dissenting View

Our newest member of the Stinkin’ Thinkin’ family, none other than serenity stud Guardian Angel, stopped by pay us a visit, but wound up in our naughty filter. He used some colorful and politically incorrect language, but we really want him to able to express his serenity and display to us the promises delivered to him by the AA program. So, I cleaned it up a little. I replaced his dirty language with the words displayed in red.

Thanks, Guardian Angel!

if you argue AA sensibly….you guys just keep sayin door-knob…GSO steals $$ etc
RIDICULOUS

when you get pissed
and say or do anything
not PERFECTLY SPIRITUAL….you say thanks for proving our case

the FACTS REMAIN
I KICKED YOUR FUCKIN ASSES
YOU PEOPL ARE STUPID TO HAVE THIS BE “YOUR CAUSE”

FRIEND THE GIRL IS A WHORIBLY BAD WRITER….HOW MUCH DOES SHE MAKE$$$

SHE IS JEALOUS OF MELODY BEATTIE

I DON’T HAVE TO PROVE MY CASE
AA WORKS….END OF STORY

THIS PIECE OF SHIT WEB-SITE HAS A FEW HUNDRED PEOPLE

THE ONLY TIME
IT SEES SERIOUS ACTION
IS WHEN A TROLL COMES TO KICK YOUR ASSES

JR IS PROBABLY THE SKINNIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD
SUE NEEDS TO EAT POPSICLES AND GET OVER THE BAD HAIR DAY
FRIEND THE WHORIBLY BAD WRITER NEEDS TO GET HONEST
MA SECRETLY LOVES ME AND WISHES THEY SAID WHAT I SAID