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Step 10entertaining storiesthe solutionhonestyrageself hatredserviceAA historyStep Workshopresentmentsabuseanonymityprogressive diseasespiritual maladysense of belongingnewcomersbigotryhopeless state of mind and bodyforgivenesslocked upamendpowerlessnessstepstransformationbook studyAA Convention TapesHigher Power/Spirituality/GodhopelessnessinventoryBig Book citationscomplacencyaccess to powerinferiority-insecuritydry drunkgratitiude4 types of alcoholicsthe Big Book messagemoment of claritywomendistorted perceptionsunityfamily historyAA clergyuncover/discover/disgardSpanish AA Speakersempathyconscious contact with a higher powerprocrastinationatheisminadequacyspiritual experiencesteps presented simplybinge drinkingserenitywillingnessinsightfulprisontough loveprinciplessingleness of purposeself-centerednessmembershipinspirationdepressioncouragerecent additionsStep7restless/irritable/discontentrestored to sanityto employersthe programself-centered fearbelief vs faithplaying Godlovecommunication skillsegomental illnessbooze stops workinglack of powersurrenderspiritual actionshappy/joyous/freeAcceptanceConcerns with Higher Power/GodStep 8humilityGodhospitalizations/rehabemotional sobrietyprogram of actionnewcomerwindow of opportunityparentingStep 9changejailfacade of successsuicidal thinkinginstitutionalizeddestinywilling to believeself honestyold ideasStep 5working with othersfreedom from the obsessionhomelessnessactiongift of despairguilt & shamehopehow it workspeace in present momentBig Book StudyStep 2relationshipsBig Booktraditionsisolationself knowledgedistorted thinkingdouble-winnerone primary purposeallergyChapter 5dual addictionfellowshipinspiringletting gofreedomgod consciousnessgracesense of purposeagnoticspowerless/unmanageablefacade of professional successACA-AlanonStep Workshoprelapsecompassionseparatnessresolution to quitvision for youtrouble with the lawfearStep 12a few simple rulesdespairanxietytweakeralcoholic homemental obsessionbottomsguiltdenialdefects of charactera design for livingspiritual maintenanceblackoutfellowship vs progamSelf-Centerendessstep 412 step callsteps in detailgratitudeprayer & meditationold storiesthe promisesStep 1spiritualitypractice these principlesSponsorship4 Absolutesamendsremoval of character defectsalcoholic family historyan inside jobPrideproblem is not alcoholmanipulationkeep it simplethe family afterwardStep 6next right thingstealing3 legaciesself-deceptionhigh bottomsympathysense of purpose & valueopioidsspiritual life vs alcoholic deathtolerancecraving/allergy of the bodyinferiority/insecurityalone/lonely & hopetestSpirituality vs Religion2015 ICselfishnessrelief from obsession to drinkgratefulfunnyshame & guiltreality in sobrietyopen-minded and willinghappinesssharing your experienceinsanityreal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerfeeling of separatenesssexto wivesspiritual awakeningangerStep 11bondage of selfalone/lonelysafespiritual solution12 ConceptsAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)step 7Courage to changefollowing directionslgbtdecisionfaithself-condemnationself-willStep 3defectiveyoung peopleatheistperfectionism