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next right thingmembershipjail4 Absolutesself-condemnationCourage to changefearfreedomSponsorshipgod consciousnessBig Book Studyspiritual solutionanxietymanipulationhonestytweakerself honestysurrenderChapter 5self knowledgebook studyspiritual awakeningfacade of professional successconscious contact with a higher powertough loveproblem is not alcoholprogressive diseasehow it workshopePridevision for youallergyfacade of successhappinessletting gosense of purpose & valuethe Big Book messagegratefulanonymityStep 11Higher Power/Spirituality/Goddouble-winnerrestless/irritable/discontentself-centerednesssteps presented simplyparentingperfectionismlack of powerisolationhopelessnessfunnyguilt & shameinspiringsuicidal thinkingfaithdefectiverelapse2015 ICAA Convention Tapesatheismsense of belonginga design for livingtrouble with the lawinferiority-insecuritydistorted thinkinginstitutionalizedblackoutstep 7newcomerStep Workshopspiritual maladyalone/lonely & hopeStep 3Acceptancehappy/joyous/freeStep Workshop4 types of alcoholicsamendrelief from obsession to drinkpractice these principlesresolution to quitStep 2lgbta few simple rulesStep 5insanitydespair3 legaciesspiritual life vs alcoholic deathyoung peopledual addictionfamily historyConcerns with Higher Power/Godalcoholic family historycompassionthe programangerpeace in present momentBig Bookmental illnessStep7the family afterwardsense of purposeservicecomplacencybigotryfreedom from the obsessionrelationshipssharing your experiencesafeto employersprincipleshumilitygratitudeinadequacykeep it simplepowerlessnessfellowship vs progambondage of selfStep 8serenity12 Conceptsself-willspiritualitywomenentertaining storiesone primary purposeworking with otherssingleness of purposeBig Book citationsalcoholic homeaccess to powerfollowing directionsalone/lonelyfeeling of separatenessrecent additionscraving/allergy of the bodyegoto wivestestactionprisonspiritual experienceself-centered feardenialold storiesthe solutiontolerancegift of despairsteps in detailselfishnessloveforgivenessAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)willing to believespiritual maintenancetransformationinventoryatheistrestored to sanitybelief vs faithStep 1defects of charactercourageACA-Alanonplaying Godstealingamendsemotional sobrietyreal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerhospitalizations/rehabseparatnessthe promisesinspirationagnoticsdistorted perceptionsSelf-Centerendesscommunication skillsself hatredhopeless state of mind and bodymoment of claritysympathyresentmentsgraceinferiority/insecurityAA historysexSpirituality vs Religionbooze stops workinguncover/discover/disgardgratitiudelocked uphomelessnessremoval of character defectsfellowshiprage12 step callchangestepsnewcomersan inside jobopen-minded and willingtraditionsempathydepressionabuseGodwillingnessprocrastinationdecisionprayer & meditationbinge drinkinghigh bottomunitypowerless/unmanageablebottomsself-deceptionSpanish AA Speakersmental obsessionstep 4dry drunkopioidsAA clergywindow of opportunityStep 12spiritual actionsold ideasStep 9guiltStep 10destinyreality in sobrietyinsightfulStep 6shame & guiltprogram of action