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how it workstestgraceold ideasatheisthospitalizations/rehabrestless/irritable/discontentsense of belongingcourageisolationempathyegoserenityragethe Big Book message4 Absolutesdestinymanipulationdouble-winnerangerperfectionism12 ConceptsStep7inspiringfearself honestyemotional sobrietygratefulfamily historyopen-minded and willingopioidshopeless state of mind and bodysingleness of purposenewcomerssteps in detailrestored to sanityabuseinsanityChapter 5window of opportunitylocked upcraving/allergy of the bodymoment of clarityprinciplesbondage of selfforgivenesslgbtprogressive diseaseConcerns with Higher Power/Godfaithreal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerfollowing directionsspiritual solutionStep 9uncover/discover/disgardinferiority-insecurityservicejailtrouble with the lawnext right thingsafeself-condemnation4 types of alcoholicsStep 10Self-Centerendessan inside jobStep 12bigotrywomenconscious contact with a higher powerthe programnewcomerStep 11allergySpirituality vs Religionsense of purpose & valuehonestyalcoholic family historyinsightfulthe solutionrelapsepeace in present momentStep WorkshopAA Convention TapessympathyGodgod consciousnessdenialparentinglack of powersharing your experiencefellowshipsuicidal thinkinggratitiudeworking with othersplaying Godunityfreedom from the obsessionfellowship vs progamACA-Alanonremoval of character defectsseparatnesspractice these principlesanxietyfunny12 step callanonymityPrideinspirationhumilityself-willfreedomblackoutdespairmental obsessiontough loveStep 3hopelessnessspiritual experienceguilt & shameamendresentments2015 ICagnoticswilling to believesteps presented simplyself-centered fearStep 5toleranceCourage to changebottomsselfishnessaccess to powerspiritualitydefectivespiritual maladyreality in sobrietystealingatheismself hatredsurrenderthe promisesinstitutionalizedtransformationgratitudehopeStep WorkshopAA clergyspiritual maintenanceStep 8amendsletting godepressioninventoryAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)complacencydual addictionguiltfacade of professional successwillingnessmembershiphappinessbinge drinkingbelief vs faithkeep it simplemental illnesspowerlessnessBig Booksexold storieshappy/joyous/freeself knowledgeprocrastinationprogram of actionentertaining storiesrelationshipsdefects of characterchangefacade of successalone/lonely & hopeStep 1distorted perceptionsinadequacyresolution to quitstep 7decisionspiritual life vs alcoholic deatha few simple rulesStep 2shame & guiltalone/lonelyhomelessnesssex inventorystepsgift of despaira design for livingproblem is not alcoholStep 6Sponsorshipcommunication skillsdry drunkcompassiondistorted thinkingself-centerednessrecent additionsstep 4tweakerAA historybook studyrelief from obsession to drinkyoung peopleBig Book citationsbooze stops workingspiritual awakeningprayer & meditationtraditionsfeeling of separatenessloveHigher Power/Spirituality/Godself-deceptionone primary purposesense of purposehigh bottomAcceptanceactionspiritual actionsalcoholic homeprisonpowerless/unmanageable