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OPEN LETTER TO NURY MARTINEZ - LA CITY COUNCIL

Dear Ms. Martinez: I appreciate your wanting to get involved to do something about the prostitution issue in Los Angeles. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/11/26/la-city-council-considers-sending-dear-john-letters-to-homes-of-men-who-solicit-prostitutes /   But please - if you're going to try and take on helping an alcoholic - it would be advisable to include Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous who made treatment for alcoholics available.  Prior to AA's founding by Bill Wilson - the world viewed it as a vice and a lack of moral fiber. It was also a disease that had a 100 percent fatality rate.  There was no treatment or recovery before AA.  The alcoholic used to be put into wet farms or sanitariums until they died from liver failure or wet brain.  No therapist, church, prohibition, etc. made a single dent in the issue until Bill Wilson stepped up.  Yes they tried "pledges" where men would promise not to drink again, and even prohibition.  It wasn't working