Using the concept that patients should be involved in the formulation of their therapy groups, I think better effort could be made to match equally competent individuals in a group. It is correct that drug addicted, high school dropouts (I get in big trouble for that disparaging remark) have something to offer (as human beings) in any such group but their grasp of the material and overall performance is dismal in many regards. I feel as though I am assigned to a Special Ed classroom in my quest for treatment success. Every topic seems to skirt the real problems of sex offending. At this rate, I will never be challenged to face the demons which put me in my present position. A team of motivated, educated, reliable treatment participants would be paramount in my goal of therapy success. I think part of my socialization improvement would be to sit around a conference table and hammer out some goals and specifications. This applies to my newsletter activity as well. Our effort there has always been dominated by the computer geeks and valued by many as the ultimate achievement in publishing. Journalism is not for amateurs but dedicated professionals who know how to make it work. Of course, in this setting, it is also very therapeutic for guys who can write articles which examine their core issues and "put themselves out there" in their quest for sanity, safety, and release.