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traditionsguiltStep 2how it worksdual addictionblackoutSponsorshipalone/lonelyshame & guiltrelationshipsinspirationfacade of successfeeling of separatenessfreedom from the obsessionkeep it simpleBig BookchangeStep7gracespiritual solutionself knowledgereality in sobrietyStep 1program of actioncouragehigh bottomSpanish AA Speakersanonymitylgbtpowerlessnessnewcomerspiritual malady12 Conceptsdenialseparatnessprogressive diseaseSpirituality vs Religionrecent additionslack of powerhopeless state of mind and bodyspiritual actionsspiritualityAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)spiritual maintenancecommunication skillsGodstealingConcerns with Higher Power/Godself-centered feardefectiveto wivesstepsbook studyprocrastinationthe family afterwardfellowship vs progamtrouble with the lawdouble-winnerself-condemnationpowerless/unmanageablehopereal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerspiritual experiencetough lovegratefulegosympathyplaying Godhumilitygift of despairamendsinferiority-insecurity12 step calltoleranceparentingto employersAA clergyatheistsuicidal thinkingStep 9defects of charactermental obsessionCourage to changeinsightfulsteps in detailpeace in present momenthappinessold ideasgratitudebooze stops workingStep 10steps presented simplyStep 5Self-Centerendessfunnydestinyservicesense of purpose & valueStep 6belief vs faithfamily historyAA historyconscious contact with a higher powerdepressioninadequacyjailhomelessnessmanipulationwilling to believeold storiesatheismragewindow of opportunitygratitiudecomplacencytestdecisionloveisolationthe promisesopen-minded and willingfaithrestless/irritable/discontentselfishnessforgivenessanxietyactionwillingnessfellowshipemotional sobrietywomenmoment of claritystep 4Big Book Study3 legaciessense of belonginghopelessnessinstitutionalizedabusegod consciousnesshappy/joyous/freeStep Workshoprestored to sanitydistorted perceptionsyoung peoplePrideAcceptancemental illnessagnoticsBig Book citationssingleness of purposeStep 3a design for livingmembershipfreedomopioidsvision for youstep 7following directionsbottomsprisonangeralcoholic family historyunityinferiority/insecuritybinge drinkingnext right thingsexsurrendertransformation4 types of alcoholicsbigotryalcoholic homeself-centerednessAA Convention Tapesamendtweakerthe programStep 11inspiringprinciplesrelapsehospitalizations/rehabone primary purposeself hatredhonestyinsanityChapter 5an inside joblocked up4 Absolutespractice these principlesinventoryuncover/discover/disgardentertaining storiesa few simple rulesremoval of character defectsdry drunknewcomersempathyguilt & shamespiritual life vs alcoholic deathserenitysafeACA-Alanonself-deceptionself-willthe Big Book messageallergysharing your experiencerelief from obsession to drinkcraving/allergy of the bodyworking with othersaccess to powerfacade of professional successStep Workshopthe solutionfearletting gospiritual awakeningresolution to quitprayer & meditationdespairperfectionismcompassiondistorted thinkingsense of purpose2015 ICself honestyresentmentsHigher Power/Spirituality/Godbondage of selfalone/lonely & hopeproblem is not alcoholStep 8Step 12