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November 6, 2014 4:51 pm Published by 5 Comments

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  • addictionmyth says:

    He is teaching the children to die from addiction. Brainwashing. Very sad.

    • live4lali says:

      You are entitled to your opinion. Can you elaborate please so it can be addressed?

      • addictionmyth says:

        AA is a suicide cult and drinking/drugging club. Masquerading as a ‘treatment’ for addiction. All these deaths are associated with AA, which teaches you are ‘powerless’ to your cravings. So no wonder people die. But it’s suicide – they read a nasty post on facebook for example, and in a moment of weakness they believe they are ‘powerless’ so they overdo it and die. But it’s not ‘addiction’ and it’s not a ‘disease’. In most cases these kids are dabblers, not junkies. Just review their social network feed on the night of their death, and you’ll see what’s really going on.

        BUT I support your harm reduction approach of naloxone training! But some people prefer to be alone, so it is less effective for them.

  • live4lali says:

    Thank you so much for your feedback and taking the time to share.

  • tomgl2 says:

    Ok, I’ll address the comment.

    I’d like to see kids being told the truth about what AA teaches people: “That they are selfish, insane, defective, and dishonest”, when in most cases they are not. This in many cases exacerbates the problem. Everyone has relationships with many kinds of chemicals, and they shouldn’t be taught that “taking one or two pills” might lead to an inevitable tragedy.

    They should be taught to critically analyze the fact that spending over $200,000 for 12 step rehabs didn’t work, instead of promoting the concepts taught in those rehabs.

    My own experience was that AA made me worse and rehabs made me suicidal. These kids should be taught to notice the connection between recent rehab attendance and overdose and suicide. They will start to understand when they hear about celebrities dying after rehab, that Alcoholics Anonymous and its bad psychology influences addiction and addiction ‘treatments’.

    Kids are smart enough to understand this. Just ask them how they would feel if you told them they are ‘powerless, insane, selfish, defective, and dishonest’. I doubt their response would be “empowered to have healthy relationships with the many substances I will encounter in my life”. When they respond “Not very good”, you can explain to them that they are perfectly right and should never let anyone lead them to believe these things.

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