A San Francisco police sergeant will have to attend 90 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and stay a month in a residential treatment program as part of his sentence for a DUI collision last month in the Inner Sunset district. Continue reading
A known disruptive AA member had been tolerated for his disruptive for some time before he lost it and threw hot coffee at the leader of the AA meeting causing him blisters. It is common for 12 step meetings to be very tolerant of members putting other members in peril.
Hot beverages reportedly weapon of choice in alleged assaults in San Francisco
Three unrelated criminal cases in which scalding water or coffee was used as a weapon are being handled with care, according to San Francisco prosecutors.
Men with apparently hot tempers were recently arrested in connection with unrelated attacks at two Starbucks outlets and an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
The latest incident occurred March 31 when a man allegedly poured coffee on the leader of an AA meeting at 20th and Lexington streets in the Mission district. The suspect, 28-year-old Armando Rodriquez of San Francisco, landed in hot water when he was charged with felonious mayhem and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. He remains in custody on $100,000 bail. Continue reading
Sean Michael Crane 23, has been charged with attempted murder. He had been sentenced to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for previous felonies. There are some very dangerous people being sent to the rooms everyday. Beware! Continue reading
Alcoholics Anonymous Hospitals & Institutions volunteers visit mental hospitals, and offer AA to the mentally ill. Even though I understand they feel they are trying to help the ‘addict still suffering’. I do not understand how they invite upon release, mental patients to outside local AA meetings, that they also have children and teens going to the very same meetings.
Read the story below about the growing violence by mental patients in the state of California. One killed a hospital worker. Why are they continuing the practice of bringing the mentally ill, violent felons and sexual offenders to co-mingle with minors? Continue reading
The night Brian LaRose decided not to go to his Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting and get drunk instead, was a terrible decision. He seriously injured a young woman.
This article points out to those that think all AA members are sober individuals, and are no longer a threat to society is a myth, plain and simple. The reason teens or children should not be sent to co-mingle with adult alcoholics or drug abusers. Many are still using, thus still making these meetings not an appropriate venue for minors.
Also, AA was NOT working for this man. Maybe had he known of other alternatives to stop drinking, he might not of been driving highly intoxicated that night.
Drunk driver avoids prison for serious injury crash
By Kelly Wheeler and Fox 5 Staff
12:25 p.m. PST, February 17, 2012
SAN DIEGO — A driver whose blood-alcohol level was 4 1/2 times the legal limit when his vehicle slammed into the back of a car in Rancho Bernardo, seriously injuring a young woman, will not go to prison.
Instead, Brian LaRose was ordered to spend a year in a work furlough program where he will work during the day and return to jail at night.
LaRose, 39, pleaded guilty in November to DUI causing injury and admitted an allegation that he drove with a blood-alcohol level above 0.15 percent.
Deputy District Attorney Chandelle Konstanzer argued that LaRose should go to prison for five years, calling the defendant an “extreme danger” to society. LaRose was supposed to be at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting the night he caused the accident that left 19-year-old Heidi Wise with a brain injury and other serious injuries.
Was Demi Moore’s AA sponsor’s death the trigger for her meltdown? New claims suggest the actress was left distraught after Pattsy Rugg’s passing
Last updated at 4:50 PM on 27th January 2012
Actress replaced by Mary-Louise Parker in biopic Lovelace
The meltdown which saw Demi Moore rushed to hospital earlier this week could have been caused by the death of her AA sponsor, new claims have suggested.
According to reports, the 49-year-old actress was left so distraught following the death of Pattsy Rugg, who she previously introduced to friends as her ‘mom’, last year, that her passing may have triggered the star’s health scare which saw her seek treatment for anorexia and substance abuse issues.
Demi looked overcome with emotion as she left Rugg’s funeral held Christ the King Church in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in December.
The new claims about the trigger of Demi’s issues have emerged as it has been reported the mother-of-three is addicted to prescription drug Adderall – one of the addictions that is thought to have led to her reported seizure on Monday night.
A source close to the actress told RadarOnline.com: ‘Demi has been taking Adderall and drinking energy drinks and starving herself and those are some of the serious causes that led her to collapse.
‘The pills and starvation destroyed Demi and this has been a problem for about a year.
‘She’s constantly jacked up on Adderall and combining that with not eating accounts for her loopy behavior and anorexic body frame.
‘She literally refuses to eat any food.’
Demi’s estranged husband Ashton Kutcher was last night seen arriving back in Los Angeles looking strained as he jumped behind the wheel of an awaiting SUV and sped off into the night after touching down at LAX airport.
The 33-year-old actor has been in Brazil for the last week where he has been busy attending a slew of events, including a Brazilian fashion show and a Florence And The Machine concert.
Lindsay Lohan’s Dad Michael Lohan who has been in trouble for domestic violence, was mandated by the courts to Alcoholics Anonymous. I assume this is not his first go around at 12 step meetings with all of his past priors with battling addiction. Maybe, just maybe a different approach might help this man.
LINDSAY‘s recidivist dad, MICHAEL LOHAN collapsed at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting yesterday and was rushed to the E.R., star news has learned.
The 51-year-old Lothario, who’s currently in legal trouble for a domestic violence case filed against him by ex-girlfriend Kate Major, was attending court-sanctioned AA meetings when he suddenly collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital – the third time for Lohan in the last quarter of 2011, having injured his foot after jumping from a hotel balcony to evade the police in October, and having had surgery to unclog a blocked artery in his heart this month…