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 …∞
Members of 12 Step Fellowships in recovery often catch themselves asking ‘why?.’ We are usually encouraged to talk to our sponsor, go to meetings; let go, let God. Good and most often successful solutions. But we are also usually encouraged to get active. These eight questions are complimentary to the 12 Step program. —— I …∞
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For Sale Recovery Is Sexy.com is for sale RecoveryIsSexy.com has led a revolution in how recovery is viewed/ considered – without ignoring spiritual principles. From humble beginings the altruistic factual principles of the site have become part of the recovery experience for many – and growing. Based on the 12 Step fellowships it includes over …∞
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Isn’t it funny … When the other fellow takes a long time to do something, he is slow; but when I take a long time doing something, I am thorough. When the other fellow does not do it, he is lazy; but when I don’t do it, I am too busy When the other fellow …∞
Nine Words Towards Freedom and Sobriety My name is Keith, and I am an Alcoholic. Nine Words that allowed me to first find my place on the pathway to freedom – yes freedom. Free from the torments and frustrations that I had known as a practising alcoholic. Nine Words that were to give me hope, …∞
Gaining in Humility Many recovering people may find that they are drifting into antisocial rage outbursts. Rageaholics Anonymous has developed a 12 Step Fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous principles. This is one excerpt from their website. We thought “conditions” incited our anger, and when we tried to correct these conditions and found that we couldn’t …∞
Emotional Sobriety Remember that wonderful line in Step Twelve of the “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions” of Alcoholics Anonymous book about the results of the “exhaustive study” by eminent psychologists and doctors back in the 1950′s? “These distinguished men had the nerve to say that most of the alcoholics under investigation were still childish, emotionally …∞
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Any person with true maturity has humility and wisdom and – Accepts criticism gratefully. Being honestly glad for an opportunity to improve Does not indulge in self-pity. Has begun to feel the laws of compensation operating in all life. Does not expect special consideration from anyone. Controls temper. Meets emergencies with poise. feelings are not …∞
God in His wisdom selected this group of men and women of Alcoholics Anonymous 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, or the brilliant He went to the humble, the sick the unfortunate He went …∞
The biggest thing I have today is a choice of whether to drink or not thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous. My story starts at the age of I4, when I started work at the abattoirs as a learner butcher. There I found myself among quite a few heavy drinkers, whose tales of drinking escapades suited me …∞
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