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THE DIARY OF A CHICK WHO WALKED AWAY FROM ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (THE CULT)

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Go-Go Rach  once was a girl whose world was controlled by the idea that she was POWERLESS. After a chain of events, she realized she'd been lied to. Now she does whatever she wants, whenever she wants, with whomever she chooses to do it with.

Her blog chronicles the horrors she experienced in the halls of Alcoholics Anonymous (THE CULT) and the wonderful things she does now that she's escaped. *IF SHE BIT HER TONGUE ANY LONGER, IT WOULD BLEED!*

Her life is pretty GREAT.
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#livelikeumeanit
#thatswhatsup


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dr. Drew Pinsky's Authoritarian Approach to Charlie Sheen

Today's Guest is Amy Lee Coy
My friend, Amy, wrote this article for OpEdNews: http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Authoritarianism-of-Dr-by-Amy-Lee-Coy-110303-104.html (re-posted with permission)

I don't normally go after people but Dr. Drew Pinsky is saying things that are so offensive and destructive that I am making an exception.



In the name of love and all the people who have been misled, mislabeled and mistreated by the disabling beliefs of the addiction-recovery-treatment industry--I'm calling names. And right now I'm calling out some of my least favorite company, Dr. Drew Pinsky and kind.

In a recent video with hollywoodlife.com, Dr. Drew Pinsky discusses Charlie Sheen (sprinkled with condescending head nods and ending in smug amusement because the fate of someone's life is such a funny subject): "Whether it's drug induced or drug withdrawal or whether he has bipolar disorder, I don't know but right now he's manic. That's an acute psychiatric emergency. Bipolar patients that are manic are more likely to kill themselves or hurt themselves than when they're depressed. So this is somebody who should be in the hospital."

Note that Dr. Drew Pinsky is calling for the involuntary medical incarceration of someone who has not violated the law. If he wasn't using medical terms to threaten someone's liberty and to dehumanize them by refusing to respond to what they are saying, we would call this "libel." But what is going on here is worse than slander because this kind of insensitive, uncaring, profit-oriented, social-control oriented behavior is destroying people's lives.

I should know, it almost destroyed mine.

If you are unfamiliar with my story, you can get the gist of it in the foreword of my book, written by Dr. Stanton Peele. In summary, for more than 20 years it was pounded in my head by Dr. Drew Pinsky's kind that I was powerless over an incurable disease that required me to follow the 12-step rules of a 1930's, authoritarian, philandering, hypocrite. I was also shipped off on my first 72 hour hold at age 14 while I was locked-up in a drug and alcohol facility in 1984. While on that 72 hour hold I was treated in a demoralizing, dictatorial, spirit-crushing manner. I was ignored or critically judged when I spoke. I was also injected with an unknown substance, against my will and without explanation. Those are the kinds of dehumanizing things authoritarians do.

That was the same year Dr. Drew Pinsky joined Loveline on KROQ. His "in" with us, the younger generation, was that he said "penis," "clitoris," "fellatio" and "Chlamydia" on the air at a time when no one was. This led people to think he was "cool" and "with it," but it was just a stylistic cover for his authoritarianism.

It troubles me that Dr. Drew Pinksy's kind are making claims that can strip a person of their freedom and justify dehumanizing them. This sort of authoritarianism is cruel and inhumane. The police are required to read a suspected criminal their Miranda Rights before they lock them up, but not Dr. Drew Pinsky's kind. They can call a person "manic," identify him or her as a risk to either themselves or society, and have them taken away. Having been a victim of this practice, I can tell you that once you're locked-up, your freedom is completely gone. You are at the absolute mercy of outside sources and forces about what goes into your body and whether you ever get out of that institution again or not. Choice is no longer yours. In Dr. Drew Pinsky's addiction-recovery-treatment world a person is guilty until proven innocent.

Let me state this loud and clear--there is a problem. People are suffering with addiction and they do need help. But the problem is not the people, like myself, who find fault with the treatment they are given. The problem is the treatment.

It was extremely difficult for me to break free from the dominating force and negative influence of the addiction-recovery-treatment industry that is based on the disempowering (and frankly, rather "odd") 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous--but doing so saved my life. Some of my friends were not so lucky.

In order to face the emotional aspects of my drug and alcohol use, I had to completely abandon all that I had ever heard and learned about addiction and "recovery." I had to trust my intuition that AA's methods and the disempowering "Dr. Pinsky" mentality was false. I had to summon the strength and courage to say, "Screw all of you, I'm doing this myself." And I did.

So what should be done with a person who is quitting drugs and alcohol after years of hard-core ingesting and who appears flustered, angry, anxious and beyond what you're used to handling? The answer is they should be embraced in an environment of healing, one that encourages peace of mind and healthy expression of their experience, not one where they are put in a fight or flight position. Their body needs time to heal; their psyche needs freedom to heal. As I wrote in my book, the greatest gift you can offer a person--any person--is the psychological space they need to make their own discoveries about their well-being in life.

I have a line in one of my songs, "Don't believe that you can change what I know, promote your ego!" As it stands today, the addiction-recovery-treatment industry is corrupt. We need a better system--not someday--now.

Yo, Dr. Pinsky, MY people are crying. Your "peeps" need a lesson in love.
 
Amy's Website: http://www.fromdeathdoipart.com

BIG FAT THANKS, AMY!

DeConstrucor's Comment In Response to LETTER TO MY "FRIENDS" IN AA (page above)

"Brav fucking O.....Standing O fucking Vation. Or perhaps the Charlie Daniels quote from the Geico commercial of "thats how you do it son"

That was incredible.

Reminded me a little of "the letter" at the end of the Breakfast Club (perhaps the greatest movie ever)

Keep it up, dont be afraid to kick them in the teeth once in a while.

Always remember that its the misfits, the rebels, and the troublemakers that are the ones that change the world."

He post the following video at the end of his comment.

Thank you, my friend.
I am both Flattered and HONORED.
*STINKIN THINKAS UNITE!*


*This Video is here to support Decon's Words, not OBAMA (or any politician for that matter, since I've never been allowed to vote) Sincerely, Go-Go Rach.