Acceptance Is the Answer “When I focus on what’s good today, I have a good day, and when I focus on what’s bad, I have a bad day. If I focus on a problem, the problem increases; if I focus on the answer, the answer increases.” c. 2001, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 419 See also; Abstinence-based …∞
In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous members talk of practical attitudes that help in recovery from alcoholism.
My name is Paul and I am a Cocaine Addict. I was born in Liverpool, the second son in a family of five boys and one girl. My father was a Liverpool dockworker who used to come home from work via the pub every night. I remember my parents would fight physically, and more often …∞
Recovering alcoholics were selected to ‘carry the message’ because they have been the outcasts of the world. God in His wisdom selected this group of men and women to be the purveyors of His goodness. In selecting them, through whom to bring about this phenomenon’ He went not to the proud, the mighty the famous, …∞
What are these “first things” which I must consider? Upon reflection of my days in Alcoholics Anonymous, so many things seem to have been of tremendous importance, but what I hope to do is give some prominence to those things that I considered were necessary firstly to get me sober, and then to keep me …∞
The AA Recovery Program The relative success of the A.A. program seems to be due to the fact that an alcoholic who no longer drinks has an exceptional faculty for “reaching” and helping an uncontrolled drinker. In simplest form, the A.A. program operates when a recovered alcoholic passes along the story of his or her …∞
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My name is Jan and I’m an agnostic alcoholic in AA My parents gave me a faith that in later years I lost. No, it was not a religious faith, though I was exposed to the teachings of two sects. Neither was forced upon me; I simply drifted away through boredom, and my fragile, superficial …∞
The writings on recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency are extensive and the book ‘Came to Believe’ is one which I could not do without. “In shame and despair, I went to my first A.A. meeting. By some minor miracle, I was able to suspend opinion, analysis, judgment, and criticism, and instead to listen and …∞
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I had no idea what God was. “The answer I was looking for was on page 12 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, in Ebby’s words to Bill: ’”Why don’t you choose your own conception of God?”’ “’I’ve tried everything else,’ I thought, ’and I’ve got no place else to go. I might just …∞
Quotations from ’Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor E. Frankl On Choosing One’s Attitude “Everything can be taken from a man but …the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” p.104 “There is also purpose in life which is almost barren …∞
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