The Thirteenth Step

Head-shaving, car-attacking cuckoobird Britney Spears has found “love” in rehab (I stand by my “scientific” theory that ol’ Brit got a bad batch of Ecstasy and screwed up her brain chemistry).

The 25-year-old has reportedly started dating a musician she met while attending AA meetings and reportedly plans to move in with him once she’s finished her stint in rehab. . . .”She’s convinced Jason can help her through rehab because as an alcoholic, he’s been through the same thing.” “She’s convinced Jason can help her through rehab because as an alcoholic, he’s been through the same thing.”

They have a wry term for this in AA: it’s called “thirteenth-stepping.”  Attractive young woman trembles her way into AA, as vulnerable as a cut hothouse flower.  And what do you know, there are plenty of men who want to “help” her.  These Good Samaritans, pure of heart and intent, want the ladies to make that Thirteenth Step; you know, the one that just happens to lead into their beds.

Legitimate AAs–the nonpervert, long-time-sober ones–frequently give the (unpopular and groan-inspiring) advice that newly sober people should not get into a romantic relationship of any kind for at least a year.  Sound advice, especially in “the rooms” (AA meetings and fellowship), where there are, unfortunately, quite a few predatory and manipulative men.  Either Britney hasn’t gotten that memo, or she’s too stupid to absorb it (honestly, I’m leaning towards the latter).   

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~ by lewdandlascivious on March 15, 2007.

One Response to “The Thirteenth Step”

  1. Torn between a bit of concern and why should I care what happens to that person who had the world by the tail and was too dumb to see it.

    Right now, I’m leaning towards my latter, but maybe I’m in a bad mood.

    The 13th step is well known. Having worked in the psych field I saw it all the time.

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