Have You Been 13 Stepped, Sexually Harassed/Assaulted, Raped or Financially Scammed by a Member of Alcoholics Anonymous who You Trusted?

If you were a newcomer and any of above has happened to you, can you please contact us here if you are willing to speak out in the public about it and bring this into the light and expose it.

makeaasafer@gmail.com

Please tell you story here or send to me privately.

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2 thoughts on “Have You Been 13 Stepped, Sexually Harassed/Assaulted, Raped or Financially Scammed by a Member of Alcoholics Anonymous who You Trusted?

  1. great info.
    i live in a medium, size city-5 million people.(not in the u.s)
    i was told to go to n.a by a counselor.
    i found it very male dominated/hierarchical,with the elder men revered just for been good talkers/sharers
    & amassing clean time.
    i needed female 1-1 therapy & psych treatment(pre-mania) & yoga, this wasnt suggested at all.

    there were dominant males with alot of time up who prey on the
    younger new females.
    i.e let homeless 20-30 yr olds stay at there homes etc
    two male 13steppers even set up a private rehab.with no female therapists!

    so is not surprising that not many females hang around the meetings long in this city
    -many females go interstate to bigger stronger groups.

    theres approx 80%males-20%females ratio at meetings these days.
    is such a pity,as the emotional empathy & support(not so much the steps for me ) at meetings was very helpful.

    the a.a fellowship i now go to sometimes is much bigger & i found it much less predatory-although im
    much older /wiser now.
    the smaller the meetings.the more control/power the leaders have

    many good pple but yes there needs to be more proactive/shunning of predators.

    keep safe.go to meetings with a girlfriend or taxi money if vulnerable. j.m

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    1. j.m. Welcome. What city, country are you in? I think all 12 step meetings need warning signs, warning literature, posters and workshops to address the rampant predatory behavior.

      AA World Headquarters also needs to tell the public at large as well. AAa is not the Gold Standard it like to think it is.

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