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agnoticsbinge drinkingmembershipsympathyinferiority-insecurityloveguiltalone/lonely & hopeHigher Power/Spirituality/Godsharing your experiencebook studyinadequacyStep 6lgbtdry drunkspiritual solutionthe family afterwardspiritual actionswomenfollowing directionsprayer & meditationparentinginspirationpeace in present momentuncover/discover/disgardalcoholic family historyconscious contact with a higher powerStep Workshopsurrenderstepsdual addictioninsightful3 legaciesself honestyspiritualitycommunication skillsfacade of professional successguilt & shamehappy/joyous/freedestinyhopelessnessAA Convention TapesAA historyactionold storiesself knowledgewindow of opportunityaccess to powerhopegratefulself-condemnationfunnytweakeratheismmanipulationdenialprocrastinationsteps in detailsafesingleness of purposetrouble with the lawStep WorkshopdefectiveStep 12a design for livingatheisthappinessletting gogratitudelocked upsexpractice these principles12 step callyoung peopleamend12 Conceptsangerjailfellowship vs progamrestored to sanityprogram of actionStep 8playing GodGodresolution to quitcraving/allergy of the bodyamendsto wivesCourage to changerestless/irritable/discontentspiritual maintenanceforgivenessgratitiudeStep 10inventoryprinciplesperfectionismdespairAcceptancebondage of selfa few simple rulestough loveanonymitynext right thingtesttransformationthe programbigotryreal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerself-centerednessrelapseremoval of character defectshow it workspowerless/unmanageableproblem is not alcoholone primary purposeBig Booktraditionsinsanitypowerlessnessbelief vs faithfaithopen-minded and willingdefects of characterBig Book Studyspiritual awakeningfellowshipwilling to believeSpanish AA Speakersself-centered fearthe Big Book messagewillingnessrecent additionsfamily historystep 4separatnessspiritual maladyunityfreedom from the obsessiondistorted thinkingemotional sobrietySponsorshipsense of purpose & valuehumility2015 ICgod consciousnessmental obsession4 types of alcoholicstolerancean inside jobcompassionold ideasgracespiritual life vs alcoholic deathanxietydecisionprisonSpirituality vs Religionfearsteps presented simplyworking with othersthe promisesfacade of successAA clergyprogressive diseaserelationshipshopeless state of mind and bodyalone/lonelyACA-AlanonStep 9feeling of separatenessdistorted perceptionssense of purposereality in sobrietySelf-Centerendessmoment of clarityrelief from obsession to drinkStep 11allergydepressionStep 3honestyshame & guiltserviceStep 5complacencyConcerns with Higher Power/GodrageStep 1step 7gift of despairselfishnesssense of belongingdouble-winnerabuseinspiringnewcomerresentmentsspiritual experiencehospitalizations/rehabserenityfreedomegoself-willAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)self-deceptionself hatredalcoholic homechangelack of powerChapter 5high bottomStep 2mental illnesshomelessnessblackoutvision for youbooze stops workingempathyopioids4 AbsolutesstealingbottomsPridesuicidal thinkingthe solutionto employersnewcomersisolationinstitutionalizedkeep it simplecourageStep7entertaining storiesinferiority/insecurityBig Book citations