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high bottomgratitudespiritual awakeningsafevision for youfunnyStep 2AA Pioneers (1930's-40's)happinessself-centerednessblackoutletting gowindow of opportunityentertaining storieshopelessnessSponsorshipnewcomeran inside jobCourage to changegraceinspirationa few simple rulesthe solutionbigotryself-deceptioninspiringHigher Power/Spirituality/GodstepsBig Book Studyrelationshipsgift of despairhonestyfamily historyStep 10prayer & meditationstep 7guiltAA clergyfellowshipdefects of characteranonymitypowerless/unmanageablehopeless state of mind and bodytoleranceresentmentsinsightfulStep 12real alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerstealingrestored to sanitychangeStep 3dual addictionsteps presented simplyalcoholic family historydistorted thinkingBig Book citationsbook studyuncover/discover/disgardatheismpractice these principlessympathyyoung peopleChapter 5craving/allergy of the bodyAA historyamendsreality in sobrietyPridejailspiritual maladySpirituality vs Religioninadequacynewcomersfreedom from the obsessionself knowledgeinferiority/insecurityrecent additionsGodbondage of selfaccess to powerinventoryremoval of character defectsinferiority-insecuritysense of belongingprogressive diseasespiritual solutionSpanish AA Speakershomelessnessselfishnessdenialbinge drinkinghow it worksold ideasself-condemnationwillingnesscomplacencytraditionstrouble with the lawplaying Godspiritual maintenanceserenity4 Absolutesdecisionfearlgbtmoment of clarityworking with othersallergyhopedepressiongod consciousnessabusedouble-winnerprocrastinationdry drunkhumilitybottomspowerlessnessdestinyself hatredsense of purpose & valuetestto employerstransformationatheistmanipulationStep 8booze stops workingpeace in present momentserviceBig Bookhappy/joyous/freesense of purposethe programfaithgratefullocked upcommunication skillsegogratitiudeprisonStep7relief from obsession to drinkparentingspiritual actionsstep 4a design for livingold storiesself-centered fearguilt & shame12 step callrageStep WorkshopStep 9fellowship vs progammental illnesssuicidal thinkingprogram of actionbelief vs faithinstitutionalizedspirituality4 types of alcoholicscompassionlovethe Big Book messageAA Convention Tapesfollowing directionsproblem is not alcoholspiritual life vs alcoholic deathopen-minded and willingangerisolationto wivesmental obsessionfeeling of separatenessmembershipStep 6Step 11agnoticsalcoholic home3 legaciesself honestysharing your experienceprinciplesconscious contact with a higher powerlack of powerforgivenessunitythe family afterwardtweakerStep WorkshopAcceptance12 Conceptsalone/lonely & hopesteps in detailrelapsetough lovehospitalizations/rehabemotional sobrietyempathyrestless/irritable/discontentsurrenderwomendistorted perceptionskeep it simplenext right thingperfectionismone primary purposeresolution to quitdespairshame & guiltseparatnesscouragefreedomamendaction2015 ICACA-Alanonthe promisesStep 5singleness of purposeinsanityfacade of professional successself-willsexanxietyfacade of successspiritual experiencewilling to believeConcerns with Higher Power/GodStep 1alone/lonelyopioidsdefectiveSelf-Centerendess