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reality in sobrietylocked upangerprogram of actionisolationAA Convention Tapessharing your experiencestep 7singleness of purposeold storiesdespairprocrastinationone primary purposeremoval of character defectssuicidal thinkingstep 4prisondistorted perceptionsspiritual maintenancesense of purpose & valuestepsnewcomersnext right thingself-centerednessGodfreedomopioidsbottomsentertaining storiesPride4 types of alcoholicssurrendersteps in detailStep 5relief from obsession to drinkpowerlessnessthe solutionhomelessnessself hatredegoprayer & meditationjailforgivenessStep 3gift of despairinadequacyAA historyfacade of successfreedom from the obsessiontough lovealcoholic family historyplaying GodStep 10book studyold ideasa design for livingamendsympathyemotional sobrietyatheismempathyfacade of professional successStep 11guiltAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)willing to believecraving/allergy of the bodydistorted thinkingStep 12trouble with the lawtraditions4 Absolutesyoung peoplesteps presented simplyloveunitytweakerrestored to sanityabuseresentmentsmental obsessionalone/lonelylgbtuncover/discover/disgardself-deceptionStep 2feeling of separatenessthe Big Book messagetransformationdual addictionSpirituality vs Religionhopelessnesshow it worksconscious contact with a higher powermoment of claritypractice these principlesbigotrycommunication skillsinspirationkeep it simplespiritual solutionStep 1stealingto employersgratefulguilt & shamewindow of opportunitysexdepressionhopea few simple rulesragedenialself-centered fearperfectionismprogressive diseaseself-willto wivesStep WorkshopStep 6Step7booze stops workinghigh bottomspiritual awakeninginsanityparentingwomenfamily historyservicethe family afterwardhonestyrelapseprinciplesgratitudeinferiority-insecuritywillingnessagnoticsinspiringmembershipself-condemnationspiritual maladydestinyhospitalizations/rehabvision for youalone/lonely & hopeCourage to changebelief vs faith3 legaciesanonymitysense of purposefellowship vs progamfunnyStep Workshophappy/joyous/freerestless/irritable/discontentspiritualitydefectiveStep 8inferiority/insecurityBig Book Studyaccess to powercomplacencyhappinesscourageHigher Power/Spirituality/Godthe programatheistgratitiudetestSpanish AA Speakersspiritual actionssafeConcerns with Higher Power/Godserenitycompassiontolerancepowerless/unmanageablespiritual experiencebondage of selfBig BookfaithanxietygraceBig Book citationsletting goseparatnessshame & guiltdecision12 Concepts12 step callrecent additionsSponsorshipamendsthe promisesmanipulationinsightfulblackoutopen-minded and willingresolution to quitsense of belongingChapter 5Acceptanceselfishnessspiritual life vs alcoholic deathfellowshipself knowledgeStep 9real alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerchangelack of powernewcomerrelationshipsSelf-Centerendessdry drunkhumilityallergymental illnessproblem is not alcoholgod consciousnessself honestyfollowing directionsbinge drinkingalcoholic homepeace in present momentACA-Alanonaction2015 ICworking with othersan inside jobinventoryAA clergyinstitutionalizedfearhopeless state of mind and bodydouble-winnerdefects of character