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Young Man Blues
« on: February 04, 2008, 07:56:46 PM »
I was recently perusing DavidPabloescobar Grant's expose of AARC, Demon & Monk, and came across an interesting passage.  Mr. Grant is recounting his entry into AARC as a twenty-one-year-old man.  He was among the first batch of clients at All About Receiving Cash.  Mr. Grant arrives at AARC expecting to meet with the Wizard to discuss treatment options.  Mr. Grant expects the Wizard to suggest an adult treatment centre or to recommend someone to help Mr. Grant with NA or AA.  Instead a group of AARColytes takes Mr. Grant itno a room where he is administered the AARC intake quiz.  Mr. Grant was determined to be a level 4 addict, with 5 meaning death.
I am fascinated by this diagnosis.  Mr. Grant does not claim to have been an intravenous drug user.  He did not claim to have cirrhosis, nor pancreatitis, nor any other malady associated with chronic alcohol abuse.  Which begs the question, how could a person who apparently did not use intravenous drugs, was apparently not suffering from any of the array of diseases associated with chronic abuse of alcohol, nor did he apparently suffer from other severe morbidity related to drug abuse, such as hepatitis or cocaine psychosis, meet the criteria for the most severe diagnosis of addiction?  Moreso, how would a person who was suffering from such advanced symptoms of addiction be able to coherently answer the quiz questions?
Better yet, how does a person who is at level 5 answer the quiz questions, since they're already dead?

I reread the passage but was unable to ascertain how it was that Mr. Grant did not get advice on an adult program nor on how to join AA or NA.  Such are the mysteries of AARC.
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"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

"...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?

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Re: Young Man Blues
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 01:09:07 AM »
AARColytes have posted on AARCSurvivor for years now, claiming that the stories presented here are false, and failing to prove that, attacking the posters.  So, who better to demonstrate the deception and delusion inherent in AARC than AARColytes themselves.  As DavidPablo Escobar-Grant's step-father, in concert with the Rotary Club, brought us AARC, and Mr. Escobar-Grant was one of the first clients, then a peer counsellor, and finally a propagandist, I'll use his own account of his experiences in AARC.
At the time he entered AARC, Mr. Escobar-Grant was certainly not an adolescent.  This practise of accepting full-grown adults and subjecting them to the same "treatment" as 13-year-olds was a hold-over from AARC's parent, Kids.
Mr. Escobar-Grant checked himself into All About Receiving Cash, and as noted above, was diagnosed as a "Level 4" addict, "verging" on Level 5, which is apparently death.  The diagnosis was given by the Wizard after a quiz was administered by some peer counsellors.  So let's look at this AARC intake.  The potential client arrives of his own volition, misled as to what he is about to undergo by his parents.  He is then administered a quiz by peer counsellors, who are complete amateurs and not health care professsionals of any kind.  The diagnosis is then pronounced by the Wizard, who is also not a mental health professional of any kind. 
In this case, the potential client is determined to be in such an advanced stage of "addiction" that he is verging on death.  Mr. Escobar-Grant claims very openly that the two drugs he was addicted to were alcohol and marijuana.  Mr. Escobar-Grant was not suffering any severe symptoms of chronic alcohol abuse, such as liver or pancreatic damage, nor did he suffer physical withdrawal effects such as delerium tremens.  I am at a loss to explain how such an individual could qualify as the most severely addicted level of alcohol abuser.  So it must have been the pot.  Try as I might, I have been unable to determine what aspect of marijuana abuse would leave Mr. Escobar-Grant teetering on the brink of death.  So what can one take away from this?
Mr. Escobar-Grant was duped into submitting to an intake by amateurs and then given a diagnosis that simply cannot be true.  Which means that this full-blown AARColyte was admitted into AARC with a phony diagnosis.  If the step-son of AARC's Godfather was admitted under false pretenses, does that lend credence to the stories of Rachel, Velvet, DMc, SLF and others who claim not to have been addicts?
I'm not saying that Mr. Escobar-Grant was or wasn't addicted to alcohol or marijuana.  But his account describes a fradulent diagnosis.
Following this account, Mr. Escobar-Grant says in one paragraph, "No one was telling me I needed help, or I needed to change."  In the very same paragraph he then says, "They pointed out, based on what I had told them, that I was in deep trouble, and it wouldn't get better on its own.  I was an addict, and it was a chronic, life threatening disease.  If I didn't get help I would be headed for disaster-they knew;"   So they told him that it was a chronic life-threatening disease, he was headed for disaster if he didn't get help, was in deep trouble, etc., but they didn't tell him he needed help or needed to change?
The term "Orwellian" is used to the point where it's lost most of it's meaning today, but my vocabulary is devoid of another term to describe this kind of bullshit double-talk.
I don't mean to pick on Mr. Escobar-Grant, but nobody twisted his arm to write his door-stop.  I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants a clear picture of the All About Receiving Cash Cult. 
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

"...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?

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Re: Young Man Blues
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 04:09:41 PM »
Profile of the Sociopath
This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.



Glibness and Superficial Charm


Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.


Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."


Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.


Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.


Shallow Emotions
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.


Incapacity for Love


Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.


Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.


Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.


Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.


Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.


Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.


Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.


Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

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Other Related Qualities:

Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
Authoritarian
Secretive
Paranoid
Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
Conventional appearance
Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim's life
Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim's affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
Incapable of real human attachment to another
Unable to feel remorse or guilt
Extreme narcissism and grandiose
May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

(The above traits are based on the psychopathy checklists of H. Cleckley and R. Hare.)
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

"...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?

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Re: Young Man Blues
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 06:32:56 PM »
Q.E.D.
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