Hey ya'll,I was just wondering about caduceus groups. I found listings in other cities,but none in my area. I am going to try to find some info on how to get one started. So, basically I'm putting feelers out to see if anyone else would be interested in going...I live in the ft.lauderdale/boca area,let me know!
Sheilagh-taking one day at a time
Be careful what you say in them. Someone I know was turned in and the leader of the group called the BON and the police (no kidding) when they came in for advice (what rehab to go to, how to get help). My friend was referred by a counselor (big mistake). They're not regulated by anyone and are considered informal. Just be careful and share what you must in a real 12step mtg and play the caduceus game if you must but don't disclose too much.
I disbelieved this until I saw the BON minutes on black and white quoting ms caduceus everything they said in the meeting and that they called BON and police. This person also showed me "what you hear here, what you say here, let it stay here" paper. When confronted (once out of rehab and jail) the rationale was that ms caduceus felt she had a legal obligation to the BON to report someone who's not clean.
If it were me, I'd stick to community meetings and steer clear of those who are "required" or feel they are required to report you if you're not running a perfect program.
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Most of the caduceus groups I've been involved with are run fairly "loose". Most don't run like a 12 Step meeting, and most don't even try to fake being 12 Step oriented. I liked the ones I've been involved with, but as has been previously noted, it can be a little frustrating at times because they can easily turn into a ****** session.
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