If your a “Newcomer” who's been approached by the Lovely Ladies of Gottawanna.
Or an “Old-Timer” who thought the Gottawanna’s were gone.
This Website/information is important for your, KNOWLEDGE BASED DECISION MAKING
Sometime last century a couple of us on this website team left the Gottawanna's and Dog's On The Roof, along with several others. Some of us left over a decade ago. A couple of us have family, friends and loved ones "harmed" by these groups. Some were never members of A.A. or Al-Anon. We all have a desire to offer help and hope to those "harmed" by the cult behavior of these people.
We are filled with gratitude for the role we have played in the recovery of many that were affected by the cult behaviors. We hope to continue to provide a light on the affects of cult behaviors with this website. We pray that sick minds and souls can start to heal within a healthy environment. Which is only available away from the effects of the "Leaders" of these cult of personality groups. It worked for us!
UPDATE/NOTE: The names may change, the aims remains the same. Several years ago the Gottawanna's changed their name(s), for several reasons. And they now are known by several names, in several states. What they have in common is the continuing cult of personality leadership. And those personalities as the 2020 Town Hall Report shows, have not changed, as was reported. Nor have the meetings that were "Delisted" in 2010 taken the Steps or followed the Traditions as needed to be re-listed as they stated they had taken.
Three Al-Anon Meetings in Orange County, Ca. were not "re-listed" in the Meeting Directory. To see the factual information presented, and understand the decision making process, click on the "2020 TOWN HALL" button.
CHECKLIST OF CULT CHARACTERISTICS
Check out the "Checklist"! - If you answered "YES" to any of the questions, you should be concerned!
"There are over 3,000 destructive cults in the US, with approximately 4 million members." "Many cults use respectable sounding organizations as fronts. For example, Narcanon is run by the Church of Scientology.
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LEAVE A CULT?
Cults generally don’t just let people go. It’s one of the confirming signs that the group was unhealthy. A cult needs you to stay for a variety of reasons. From emotional to financial. One of the techniques use to keep members in the cult is the sharing of "love". One of the tactics to create adherence to the group, is the "pairing" of members.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2010 "DELISTING"
The 2010 "Delisting" of the Gottawanna Group Meetings by O.C. Al-Anon, for "any group that violates the Traditions... " there is a procedure within Al-Anon to "remove meetings causing serious problems from the local meeting list..." "There are several reasons why Al-Anon took these extraordinary, exceptional, and extreme, steps."
INFORMATION REGARDING THE CURRENT STATIS OF THE "GROUPS"
"Given what they learned, including analysis of the letters of over two dozen recent members of these meetings, and the RT members’ experience visiting the groups--which lent credence to some of the more serious and potentially harmful practices recounted by members,The Resolution Team cannot recommend that any of these three meetings be relisted.
We encourage comments and "Sharing's" from both sides of the Gottawanna Cult question. We post constructive comments and criticisms. In a somewhat timely manner. We hope to disseminate useful information and experiences. Not propaganda.
This website was put together by a fellowship of relatives and friends harmed by the actions of Gottawanna’s, and Dog On The Roof...