New Primetime A.A. Meeting Coming Soon: VIOLENT EMOTIONAL TWISTS

Regular Primetime AA No Longer Works For Me.

Something new is coming to the best AA in LA because the current crop of Primetime AA Meetings no longer excite me like Primetime did when I got sober there in 2004. Primetime AA no longer appeals to me so I am starting my own “Violent Emotional Twists” Primetime Meeting.


“Very deep, sometimes quite forgotten, damaging emotional conflicts persist below the level of consciousness. At the time of these occurrences, they may actually have given our emotions violent twists which have since discolored our personalities and altered our lives for the worse.” -12 Steps & 12 Traditions, Step 8, pp. 79-80

“Our main problem is not how we are to stay married; it is how to be more happily married by eliminating the severe emotional twists that have so often stemmed from alcoholism.” -12 Steps & 12 Traditions, Step 12, p. 112

Guru-centric Primetime Alcoholics Anonymous began to fade out with the passing of Primetime guru OG Bob Anderson in 1997. Primetime leaders like Ted Bratter and Bill Galen were the real thing but they have also passed on into eternal incorporeal formlessness. The current crop of ‘leaders’ of Primetime AA are not as dynamic as K.C. Pierson was. K.C. was the last Primetime leader that could electrify an entire room packed to standing room only with 250 desperate alkies like me. Now K.C. has become a parody of himself by raping and bastardizing the 12 Steps into 12 Steps for non-alcoholics. I still love the man for the healing he facilitated in me but he is totally ridiculous now. The Divinity is in the timing. Then the COVID pandemic totally killed off anything resembling the cult that Anderson created and so now regular AA is better because meaningful Primetime AA no longer exists.

No one in Primetime Alcoholics Anonymous is allowed to make the complete and utter transformation

When I was first getting sober in 2004 Primetime AA’s spiritual treatment was an integral part of my healing. Now that the pandemic is over, it is impossible for me to return to Primetime AA or any AA for that matter. The meetings in my neighborhood are the best in the world. One of the reasons that I chose to live in West Los Angeles is because of the high quality of regular AA and Primetime AA meetings. However I no longer want what A.A. has to offer. I want complete and utter transformation. Eckhart Tolle says not to make a big personal problem out of everything and he is correct. I will never drink again because I have learned how to simply Be.

Regular A.A. Has Evolved More Than Primetime Has

Regular A.A. has evolved into a more spiritual direction and Primetime has devolved further into a cult of personality. It seems as though drinking stories have been de-emphasized in regular AA. That is was the main selling point of Primetime A.A. for me: No drunkalogues.

Transcending All of Alcoholics Anonymous

The pandemic is as over as it is ever going to be. I need placed to go and people to see but A.A. is no longer it. It would be too easy to hide out in AA for a bourgeoise social tonic. I went to a book club at the local senior center but best sellers and mainstream lifestyles were never my thing. And so I keep searching and researching. Roaming around this great big city looking for totally new cultural venues, meet ups and experiences is my thing. There is a huge hole in my social life because I have transcended all sexual activity and AA is no longer relevant to my life.

Meditation is the Key to Life

Now there is meditation prior to many regular A.A. meetings as well as some Primetime meetings like Randy Mermell’s. True sobriety is in the silence. The goal is to meditate into the body beyond words and thoughts. Meditation allows the practitioner to cleanse the doors of perception and become infinite.

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By Dean McAdams

Born a poor peckerwood in a Tujunga holler, Dean overeducated himself beyond his social station to end up a retired paralegal in the coastal paradise of West L.A.