AA Freak Blames the Victim of Sexual Abuse
Smile Til It Hurts
Until not long ago, many incorrectly believed that "Up with People" was the last gasp of a dying Oxford Group.
Here are a couple of videos from a documentary about "Up with People" called Smile 'Til It Hurts.SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS Up With People-Opening and Clips
SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS Up With People-Follow The Money
One of the most important elements of AA's efforts at recruitment is getting the “pigeon” alone with other group members. This is what is referred to as “milieu therapy” by the 12-Step treatment industry.
In "Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A study of ‘brainwashing’ in China” R.J. Lifton refers to the isolation of those undergoing conversion from outside sources of information as “milieu control.”
Beyond the "treatment center" where control is exercised 24 hours a day the focus is on meeting attendance.
This ten minute video lays out some of the dangers inherent in going to cult meetings.