12-step Horror Stories: True Tales of Misery, Betrayal, and Abuse in AA, NA, and 12-step Treatment
See Sharp Press
, Jan 1, 2000
- 247 pages
12-Step Horror Stories provides detailed, first-hand accounts of harrowing abuse suffered by desperate people who turned to what they thought was a source of help. This book includes numerous tales of "13th stepping" 12-step sexual predators taking advantage of vulnerable, newcomer women; tales of AA gurus using their "pigeons" as slave labor; tales of individuals driven to suicide by the cruel treatment of their fellow group members; tales of broken confidences and broken relationships; and tales of women raped by other 12-steppers, and then told by their sponsors or "home group" to "keep [their] side of the street clean" or even to "make amends" to their rapists. Knowledge of such things is common in AA but never revealed to "normies". 12-Step Horror Stories makes this knowledge available for the first time to the public and in doing so, one hopes, will help prevent much unnecessary suffering.