UPDATES ON S.A.M: Help Prevent "The Disease of Addiction"

Updated: Jun 30


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Submitted to The Wild Life Prevention and Recovery Centers, Station #2, Spartanburg, South Carolina USA.


Dear Spook W.


This Halfway House is a horror show.


They give me all kinds of advice designed to Enlighten me.


If I hear one more time, "When I woke up this morning, a miracle happened, by the grace of god I didn't need a drink because I took the cotton out of my ears and put it in my mouth," that fruitbat is gonna be smoking through a hole in his throat.


They aren't using drugs or alcohol, and they aren't working at anything except The Program, but they are the glummest lot I ever did see.


Besides that, they couldn't do a push-up if their lives depended on it, or sit for 5 minutes in silence with themselves. I've never seen a shorter Moment of Silence for the still sick and suffering.


All they do is smoke cigarettes, eat crap, talk 12-Steps and give orders to newcomers and recidivists. They are making the 12-Steps look like some hellish new religion or a cult--and I already belong to a church.


See below and please advise: Can this really be all I get for free?


Feedback is appreciated,

Halfway to the Moon


What is a cult?

A cult is a group or movement held together by a shared commitment to a charismatic leader or ideology. It has a belief system that has the answers to all of life’s questions and offers a special solution to be gained only by following the leader’s rules. It requires a high level of commitment from at least some of the members.

















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Dear Halfway to the Moon,


I feel you. Sometimes power corrupts. And sometimes so does Step 9. If hear one more time, "They said I can't be trusted to work for them since I did what my Sponsor told me in Step 9 and admitted I am an addict," then I'm gonna sue The Fellowship of The Program on the people's behalf for the lost wages, healthcare, and retirement that lead to jails, institutions, and death. But don't throw the baby out with the bathwaterers.


Recommendations:

(1) Consider them Friends.

(2) Make a list of all people who have harmed you, and let go of those resentments.

(4) Get some professional help.


We are not responsible for our disease, only our recovery from it.


Spook W.

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