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testatheisminspiringhopeless state of mind and bodyproblem is not alcoholinspirationinferiority/insecurityamendfacade of professional successhumilitylack of powerconscious contact with a higher powersurrenderfeeling of separatenessdespairspiritual actionsold storiestraditionsaccess to powerdenial4 types of alcoholicssuicidal thinkingwillingnessspiritual maintenanceyoung peoplebottomsangeremotional sobrietysharing your experiencegift of despairself-centerednesshigh bottom3 legaciesrelationshipssexforgivenessConcerns with Higher Power/GodSelf-CenterendessAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)gratefulhopesense of belonginglgbtprogram of actionstep 412 step callGodgratitiudefreedom from the obsessionbelief vs faithinferiority-insecuritydistorted perceptionsseparatnessallergyAA historyloveStep 9the promisesunitypowerless/unmanageableStep 3the programsingleness of purposeprayer & meditationself hatredinsightfulperfectionism4 Absolutesspiritual maladyto employershow it worksACA-AlanonAcceptancedry drunkdestinytrouble with the lawto wivesdefectiveremoval of character defectstolerancechangeStep 6agnoticsStep 12hopelessnessresolution to quitAA Convention Tapesfacade of successdefects of characterfaiththe family afterwardbondage of selfself-condemnationwilling to believeStep 10Step WorkshopamendsopioidswomenSpirituality vs Religionself-deceptionChapter 5atheistselfishnesscommunication skillsresentmentsspiritual experienceworking with othersthe Big Book messagedouble-winnerpowerlessnessone primary purposeself honestygracehappinessjailrestored to sanitybook studynewcomerrecent additionsragedistorted thinkingguilt & shameSponsorshipmanipulationtough lovepractice these principlesguiltentertaining storiessympathysteps in detailanonymityprocrastinationinsanitybooze stops workingthe solutionisolationcouragean inside jobself knowledgehonestyalcoholic family historyHigher Power/Spirituality/Goddual addictiongratitudeabuseanxietymental obsessionstealingsteps presented simplycomplacencyStep 5window of opportunityCourage to changeblackoutrelapsea design for livingsense of purpose & valueStep WorkshopegoStep 11self-willreality in sobrietynext right thing2015 ICshame & guiltrelief from obsession to drinkalone/lonely & hopehospitalizations/rehabstepsvision for youservicelocked upself-centered fearSpanish AA Speakersa few simple rulesfreedomstep 7playing Godrestless/irritable/discontentfellowship vs progamgod consciousnessStep 2compassiontweakerinadequacyAA clergyspiritual life vs alcoholic deathmembershipalone/lonelyhappy/joyous/freedecisioninventoryuncover/discover/disgardprinciplesempathyinstitutionalizednewcomersBig Book12 Conceptsletting goalcoholic homespiritualityold ideasStep 8family historytransformationBig Book StudysafePridespiritual solutionhomelessnessfunnyStep7mental illnessprogressive diseasekeep it simplereal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerspiritual awakeningdepressionbigotryopen-minded and willingfearbinge drinkingactionsense of purposeprisonBig Book citationsmoment of clarityfollowing directionscraving/allergy of the bodypeace in present momentparentingStep 1serenityfellowship