Recovery from alcoholism, codependency and addiction encompasses getting rid of the guilt and shame of past actions. This is done in Step 4 of the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon, Adult Children of Alcoholic (ACOA) and Narcotics Anonymous. The list below is taken from the Step 4 section of the book ‘The 12 …∞
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Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects – Steps Six and Seven A recovery book to extend sobriety by addressing; Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. This cast of character defects will undermine the best-laid plans for recovery from addiction, alcoholism or codependency. It’s not uncommon for individuals in recovery to hang on to negative, self-defeating behaviors …∞
The Seven Deadly Sins To avoid falling into confusion over the names these defects should be called, let’s take a universally recognized list of major human failings – the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. It is not by accident that pride heads the procession. For pride, leading to …∞
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From the Alcoholics Anonymous book, ‘12 Steps and 12 Traditions’ “Now let’s ponder the need for a list of the more glaring personality defects all of us have in varying degrees. To those having religious training, such a list would set forth serious violations of moral principles. Some others will think of this list as …∞
A quick reference guide to the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book. We offer this quick guide in the hope that it may help another. It is not complete but may serve as a starting point. The Principles of the 12 Step Program Step 1 Honesty Step 2 Hope Step 3 Faith Step 4 Courage Step 5 …∞
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