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  • Who me? Let go?

    A teaching on Choice 3 of Life's Healing Choices, a book used by the Celebrate Recovery 12 Step ministry of Victory Church, Audubon, Pennsylvania. Learn how to access the power of God to overcome bondages and addiction. Here the rest of the "I once was..." series at
  • URGENT Anonymous Prayer Req for FREEPER Wife's Desperate Alcohol Problem

    05/13/2008 8:44:39 PM PDT · by Quix · 211 replies · 1,840+ views
    FREEPMAIL | 13 MAY 2008 | Quix
    DEAR ONES, IF any of you have suffered at all at the hands of Alcoholism in any form via any connection, then you may well know something of the traumas involved between and behind the hubby's words below. I believe that only The Grace of God AND great persistent dogged efforts on the part of all concerned can bring victory in such matters. PLEASE pray with me in behalf of this whole family . . . --that the wife will decide deeply and comprehensively to be done with such an addiction, affliction, oppression . . . --that her family members...
  • Forcing Sobriety, However Imperfectly

    05/18/2008 9:29:52 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 185+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 6, 2008 | HOWARD MARKEL, M.D.
    Like most patients assigned to my substance abuse clinic these days, John, a stylish 22-year-old cosmetology student, did not arrive voluntarily. After two drunken driving violations, one in which another motorist was injured, a judge ordered John to attend a weekly recovery group I conduct for young adults facing similar legal troubles. But that was hardly the biggest stick the judge had at his disposal. “This Scram keeps me from even thinking about drinking,” John immediately told me as he raised a pant leg and pointed to a boxy plastic ankle bracelet that looked neither cool nor comfortable. Scram, for...
  • The Official 12 Step Program For Liberals

    09/13/2007 8:46:40 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 6 replies · 913+ views
    RightBias News ^ | 9-13-07 | Nancy Morgan
    1. Admit that you are powerless and that your life is best managed by strict adherence to progressive ideology. Congratulations for taking this, your first step towards recovery. You will soon find a new global community of friends that are just like you. Your first step requires you to surrender independent thinking and acknowledge the wisdom of the majority. It is essential you learn to disregard facts in favor of consensus. Consensus to be defined by your sponsor, the Democrat party. 2. Come to believe that the power of progressive ideas can restore you to popularity and boost your self-esteem....
  • Lindsay Lohan attending AA meetings (Good luck and I sincerely mean that)

    12/01/2006 5:06:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 832+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/1/06 | Erin Carlson - ap
    NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, her publicist said Friday. "She started attending some, and I think it's a positive thing," Leslie Sloane told The Associated Press. "My biggest fear is who's the big idiot to out which (chapter) she goes to." She said Lohan, 20, made the decision on her own to attend meetings, although Sloane added: "And, by the way, she's not saying ... she'll stop drinking tomorrow." "It's a place to go and feel safe," she said. "No one judges her, and it's going to be a slow process. But, to me,...
  • Video Clip: Actor Danny DeVito Drunk on "The View": His Bush Rant Has to be Censored

    11/29/2006 12:08:57 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 91 replies · 8,250+ views
    According to the website VidClick, actor Danny DeVito made an appearance Wednesday on the ABC gab-gest "The View" to promote his new movie "Deck the Halls." Almost immediately it was obvious he had been drinking and comediane Joy Behar said he had been throwing back the booze the entire night before with none other than George Clooney. At one point he says, "'I knew it was the last seven limoncellos that was going to get me." How often have that happened to you? If you watch the clip, DeVito does okay until he launches into a tirade about President Bush...
  • Need Help From Freeper Females (vanity)

    04/21/2004 6:52:54 PM PDT · by Jaysun · 934 replies · 13,468+ views
    4/21/2004 | Jaysun
    Some of the guys and I are presently at the camping lodge and we’ve got a problem that requires the help of a sensible woman. My brother-in-law managed to get something in his hair this morning, and he wanted to wash it out. I can’t tell you what that something was, because he’s refused to divulge that to us thus far (I suspect that he fabricated the “tainted hair” theory to save himself some embarrassment.) My brother-in-law believes that his wife has, at some point, told him that peanut butter is a useful household hair cleaner / conditioner. His wife...
  • If You Suspect You Might Have A Drinking Problem (An Open Letter)

    12/11/2004 5:37:20 AM PST · by RobFromGa · 518 replies · 17,088+ views
    RobFromGa | December 11, 2004 | RobFromGa
    To Any Person Who Suspects They May Have a Drinking Problem, I have written this to describe my experiences of the past 14 months as I have worked to resolve my drinking problem. Everyone is different and I do not propose to be an expert on this topic, but I have my own personal experience and I am sharing it in the hope that it might help someone else to solve this problem and change their life. I have now been sober for 14 months without a drop of alcohol. This is not a long time as compared to over...
  • White House Steps

    11/03/2004 11:03:53 AM PST · by oldtimer2 · 4 replies · 394+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Nov 3, 2004 | Jay Homnick
    Freepers, here is some good advise for all of us. White House StepsBy Jay D. Homnick Published 11/3/2004 12:07:05 AM Henny Youngman said that he considered becoming an atheist but he had to give it up because they have no holidays. And that's the way it is with you and me in politics; we keep saying that we want to opt out of the whole mess, who needs all these lies and distortions, nothing really changes, Then an election comes along. Suddenly we're reading all the small print in the newspaper and clicking the remote back and forth from one...
  • "Overcoming Liberalism: A 12-Step Program"

    07/05/2003 3:47:22 PM PDT · by M. Peach · 80 replies · 3,550+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | Monday, January 06, 2003 | Jeremy Robb
    Several months ago, I heard radio host Michael Savage refer to liberalism as a “mental disorder.” As odd as this concept might seem, I think I actually agree with him. I’ve seen liberalism turn some of the most intelligent people I know into propaganda-spewing robots who care only about the message, not the inaccuracies behind the message. Emotion always trumps logic for them, regardless of the blatantly obvious. Given the difficulty in bringing liberals into the light, I thought it might be helpful to provide them with a 12-step program that could make it easier for a successful transition into...