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AA Club Owner Breaks Bad

Alcoholics Anonymous Host Allegedly Sold Drugs at Meetings

“We took a closer look and realized what we had here was a pretty significant drug operation,” said Sgt. Sean Whitcomb with the Seattle Police Department.

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“It’s like, show-up early, stay late and get your drugs and in-between,” Whitcomb said. “If you want to learn a little more about AA,  we can talk about that too.”

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AA Troll Self-report 4 point Questionairre

AA Troll Self-report 4 Point Questionnaire

Guidelines: When answering remember that a “prospect” for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is someone that you think may be an Alcoholic, but you aren’t sure. Only circle the best answer and only one.

A. When you meet someone new do you?

  1. Become their friend.
  2. Immediately identify them as a prospect for AA.
  3. “When you discover a prospect for Alcoholics Anonymous, find out all you can about him.” BB p.90, Working With Others
  4. “If there is any indication that he wants to stop, have a good talk with the person most interested in him — usually his wife.” BB p.90, Working With Others
  5. Items 2,3 and 4.

B. When you find a prospect for AA do you?

  1. Become their friend and nothing else.
  2. Invite them to meet your home group.
  3. Recommend Al-Anon to the spouse and/or Alateen to the children.
  4. “Continue to speak of alcoholism as an illness, a fatal malady.” BB p.92, Working With Others
  5. Items 2,3 and 4.

C. When a prospect resists indoctrination into the faith of Bill Wilson do you?

  1. Just be their friend with no strings attached.
  2. “We find it a waste of time to keep chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you.” BB p.96, Working With Others
  3. “Approach through a doctor or an institution is a better bet.” BB p.91, Working With Others
  4. “If your man needs hospitalization, he should have it, but not forcibly unless he is violent.”  BB p.91, Working With Others
  5. Items 2,3 and 4.

D. When a prospect is having trouble with family life do you?

  1. Tell them to spend more time with their family and work it out.
  2. Tell them to go to more AA meetings where their family is not present.
  3. Replace their family with the family of the home group.
  4. Make sure they spend ALL holidays and weekends at AA sponsored events.
  5. Items 2,3 and 4.

Scoring: Count up the circled answers above and apply to the scale below.

  • 5 – No narcissistic Bill Wilson infection detected.
  • 5-10 – Slight infection but still treatable.
  • 10-15 – Needs a 90 meetings in 90 days booster shot.
  • 15-20 – Intergroup management material. Will make an excellent Sober House Slum Lord or Addictions councilor.

AA Leaves Footprints in the Sand

And by “footprints” I mean garbage (of course):

Illegal Dumping Angers Rural Residents

RENO, NV – Some rural residents put a lot of effort into cleaning up their desert hillsides, only to see others use them as a convenient dumping ground.

When that happens they get angry.

 No one gets more upset than Golden Valley resident Neal Cobb.

“I’m on the verge of burnout,” he says. “I’ve had enough of this.”

Neal and a network of his neighbors keep a close watch on the hills above their homes and they take it personally when someone else uses it as a convenient dumping ground.

Last spring he and others again spent money and sweat to clean up those hills.

Sometime in recent days, the dumping started again. In this case, an old boat loaded to the gunnels with trash.

It may surprise you this isn’t the first boat he’s seen up here.

“I’ve seen boats, pipe organs, video games, lots of applicances and some really ugly stuff. Once I picked up a bag of dead kittens. You just ask yourself why.”

And on occasion, he’s caught the dumpers in the act.

” I’m not the biggest guy in the world,” he says, “but they don’t get a story. I tell them ‘I’ve got your license plate. You pick up all this garbage now and if I don’t see tail lights leaving this area, I’m calling the cops, I’m tired of dealing with you people.”

He’s wishing he had that conversation with whoever left the boat. The trash inside is already starting to scatter across the landscape. In a few weeks it will litter this hillside.

But some of this trash can tell a tale. The people who do this sort of thing often leave clues to their identity.

First there was the California registration number on the boat. We don’t know if the boat owner is responsible, but it’s a good start.

We didn’t have to dig deep into the trash to find more. A piece of mail from a gas company, an attendance log for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the Stead area and a 2005 boat registration sticker.

We tracked the name and address to a home in Cold Springs. The door bell set the dogs inside barking, but no one answered the door.

The next door neighbor couldn’t confirm who lives there. So, we took our evidence and the boat registration number to the people at the county health department who investigate these incidents. We’ll let you know what happens.

Meanwhile Neal Cobb and his neighbors will continue to watch the hills. “I get upset when I see people dumping on this great state,” the Nevada native says. “I want to see their sorry faces in court.”

Dumping trash on the public lands is a crime punishable by fines of up to $5,000.