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April 17, 1992 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Except for the "recovery group disorder" he thinks it espouses, the "individual powerlessness" he insists it encourages and the "higher power" he believes it "stuffs down people's throats," Jack Trimpey thinks there's not a whole lot wrong with Alcoholics Anonymous. Oh, yes. There's also the "victim mentality," the "ritual affection" and the "forceful indoctrination" that Trimpey contends come along with the AA turf.
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April 26, 1992
In response to Jack Trimpey's comments in "A Sobering Alternative" (April 13), I have a few things to say as a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. If Trimpey has read the Big Book of AA, he would know that the first sentence in the foreword to the first edition reads, "We . . . are . . . men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body." I am recovered, not recovering as he contests. Trimpey goes on to say, ". . . we have better things to do with sobriety than waste it on recovery."
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NEWS
April 26, 1992
In response to Jack Trimpey's comments in "A Sobering Alternative" (April 13), I have a few things to say as a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. If Trimpey has read the Big Book of AA, he would know that the first sentence in the foreword to the first edition reads, "We . . . are . . . men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body." I am recovered, not recovering as he contests. Trimpey goes on to say, ". . . we have better things to do with sobriety than waste it on recovery."
NEWS
April 17, 1992 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Except for the "recovery group disorder" he thinks it espouses, the "individual powerlessness" he insists it encourages and the "higher power" he believes it "stuffs down people's throats," Jack Trimpey thinks there's not a whole lot wrong with Alcoholics Anonymous. Oh, yes. There's also the "victim mentality," the "ritual affection" and the "forceful indoctrination" that Trimpey contends come along with the AA turf.
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