Category: Organizations

Alcoholism and Denial: a Serious Problem Faced by Alcoholics

alcoholism and denial

Almost everyone has heard that alcoholism and denial are related. And probably everyone has heard the old “Have you stopped beating your wife” trick question. Answering either yes or no damns the respondent. Similarly, the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step program also supports a “heads I win, tails you lose” trick question. Question: “Are you alcoholic?” …

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Organizations Against Underage Drinking: Learn about Them

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Here is a list of what appear to be grassroots organizations against underage drinking. In reality, all of these groups were organized and supported by the temperance-oriented Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They’re part of its nation-wide program to influence alcohol policy at both the state and federal levels. Pennsylvanians Against Underage Drinking. Texans Standing Tall …

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Power Over Alcohol (Learn How to Strengthen Your Power!)

Temperance Magazines or Journals

You really do have personal power over alcohol. Unfortunately, A.A. teaches that we don’t. And those who believe it really do have less power as a result. It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy. But remember that ypu do have power over it. Here’s proof. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) conducted nation-wide research. It …

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Alcohol Rehabs and Money (Often More about Money than Helping People)

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The alcohol and drug treatment industry is enormous and highly profitable. However, it’s very competitive. To lure patients or clients, many rehabs and retreats use falsehoods and deception. When it comes to alcohol rehabs and money, it’s often more about money. Helping people is of minor concern. There’s little regulation, deception is common, and it’s …

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Voluntary Committee of Lawyers (Promoted Repeal of National Prohibition)

Voluntary Committee of Lawyers

There have been two organizations called the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers. I. The First A group of highly influential lawyers formed the first Voluntary Committee of Lawyers (VCL) in 1927. Its goal was to promote Repeal of National Prohibition (1920-1933).  Joseph H. Choate, Jr. headed the group. Its corporate charter stated three things. The Eighteenth Amendment …

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Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform

Organization for National Prohibition Reform

 Pauline Morton Sabin founded the Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) in 1929. She had earlier been a staunch supporter of National Prohibition (1920-1933). However, over time she came to realize that the social experiment was ineffective. In addition, she saw that was causing many very serious problems. In short, it was worse than …

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Women’s Moderation Union (Promoted Repeal of National Prohibition)

Women's Moderation Union

M. Louise Gross founded and headed the Women’s Moderation Union. This helped belie the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union‘s (WCTU) insistence that it spoke for American women. The president of the WCTU had shouted in testimony before Congress that she spoke for all American women. That was in an effort to enhance her political power. Gross …

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Woman’s National Committee for Law Enforcement Fought Repeal

Woman's National Committee for Law

The Woman’s National Committee for Law Enforcement was a federation of Protestant women’s organizations. It formed in 1922 to promote more vigorous enforcement of Prohibition laws. Organized at both the national and state levels, it claimed membership of twelve million women by 1932. Note that it is often spelled the Women’s National Committee for Law …

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The Crusaders (Influential Prohibition Repeal Group)

crusaders

Business leader Fred G. Clark founded The Crusaders in 1929. National Prohibition (1920-1933) was causing many very serious problems. They included bootlegging, gangerstism, and rampant violence. Fred Clark was appalled at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. Rivalry among competing bootlegging gangsters led to that horrible massacre. The group didn’t work at the national …

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