Gabrielle Glaser released a big story in The Atlantic this week dissecting AA, and obviously, dissing it as well. The article was well researched and presented a lot of hard facts. As usual, this was portrayed as insensitive and malicious by the recovery culture. How dare you attack a program “that has helped millions” (it hasn’t […]
A lot of people think Charlie Sheen’s claims about Alcoholics Anonymous are crazy. Penn & Teller did a great job exposing the truth about AA, addiction, and alcoholism on their show, Bullshit!. See the video here.
The cancellation of Two And A Half Men is really a heightened version of a spat between 2 men about whether or not AA is an effective solution for a substance use problem. Chuck Lorre holds most of the power in this situation, he also happens to be completely devoted to Alcoholics Anonymous, which Sheen has been openly criticizing. See the evidence here, along with new info from CBS execs.
When Charlie Sheen said that AA was a cult, he was right. Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has cancelled production of the show because Charlie denounced AA, and it’s teachings. Why would he do this when he’s continued production in the past when Charlie went through rougher incidents? Because Charlie was in AA back then – but now that he’s left the cult, he needs to be punished.
South Park did a great episode on the dangers and absurdity of Alcoholics Anonymous and the recovery culture, check it out here.
Andy Dick gave a bizarre interview on The Joy Behar show recently. The topic was addiction and advice for Lindsay Lohan. The most interesting moment for me is at the end where Dick talks about his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor…