How an informal society has altered a recovery process in accordance with the special needs of problem gamblers This paper discusses how Gamblers Anonymous (GA) members approach the 12 Steps of recovery, originally advanced by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a spiritual solution to alcoholism. GA’s approach finds unique expression in its fourth step, which in …∞
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Wellbriety – Continuing a Legacy of Resistance … Implementing a Vision for Healing Wellbriety means to be both sober and well. It’s a word translating a term from the language of the Passamaquoddy Nation of Maine as given by an elder in the mid 1990s. It describes a natural evolution of the recovery process. The …∞
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When I first came to Alcoholics Anonymous I quite quickly grasped the two concepts that have been the foundations of my sobriety, the One Day At A Time (ODAAT) principle, and lots of Meetings. For a few years this seemed enough, and indeed these two simple ideas are enough to keep me sober. But then …∞
Calix Society 12-step fellowship of Catholic alcoholics maintaining their sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous. Concerned with total abstinence, spiritual development and sanctification of the whole personality of each member. Overcomers Outreach, Inc. Christ-centered 12-step support group for persons with any compulsive behaviors, as well as their families and friends. Uses the 12-steps of A.A. and applies …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous members have made the Serenity prayer part of recovery. It asserts five basic elements of the recovery program. A belief in something other than ego-self Serenity – one of the goals of recovery Acceptance of …, e.g., loss of control Courage to make changes Wisdom of recovery that is gained from other members, …∞
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Twelve Steps of Emotions Anonymous We admitted we were powerless over our emotions – that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that aPower greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Made a …∞
The 12 Step AA Way of Life We know that the letter “D” stands for quite a number of things, of which concern alcoholics, such as “drunk,” “debilitated,” “delirious” and “dead”. But did you know that the essence of each of the Twelve Steps (see below) of the AA program can be summed up in …∞
Thank You, God for getting my attention long enough to interest me in trying it Your way.
A New Day, A New Life A Recovery Book Grounded in both addiction science and Twelve Step spirituality, A New Day, A New Life–a guided journal and video–is designed to serve as a steadfast companion for those facing the challenges and joys of early recovery. The video features an intimate, candid discussion between best-selling author …∞
Action A Day At A Time. Action in the Alcoholics Anonymous program. Life for us in Alcoholics Anonymous can only be lived this wonderful, 24-hour way, but, for me it is a must in recovery. I used to listen to members talking about “First things first” – “Daytime Compartments” – “Easy does it” – all …∞