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safealone/lonelylocked up12 step callsense of purposeempathyself hatredself-willselfishnesssteps in detailnewcomersStep7homelessnesscompassionmental obsession3 legaciesremoval of character defectsself honesty4 AbsolutesPrideStep 10communication skillsgratitudeold storiesself knowledgeopioidsbooze stops workingdefectiveStep 2gift of despair4 types of alcoholicsa design for livingdestinyguilt & shamemanipulationStep 1serenityservicegod consciousnesssteps presented simplyaccess to powercraving/allergy of the bodytrouble with the lawstepsprayer & meditationStep 9gratefulsense of belongingfamily historydespairmental illnessegoto employersreal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerhopeless state of mind and bodymembershipwillingnessfaithchangelgbtconscious contact with a higher powergratitiudeBig Book StudyStep 5Step 3atheismforgivenessgracesharing your experienceSponsorshipbook studybottomswilling to believethe family afterwardsuicidal thinkingvision for you12 ConceptsAA Convention Tapesdefects of characternewcomerreality in sobrietyamendsprogram of actionStep 6old ideasdepressionsympathyprinciplesinspiringSpirituality vs ReligionprisonBig Bookdouble-winnerhumilitywindow of opportunitybelief vs faithspiritual life vs alcoholic deathhappy/joyous/freeangerhonestyhappinessfollowing directionsfeeling of separatenessspiritual maladyshame & guiltinventoryresentmentsperfectionismtraditionssexwomenspiritual experienceACA-Alanonanxietyagnoticsspiritual maintenanceinstitutionalizedthe programalcoholic family historyCourage to changeloveConcerns with Higher Power/Godstealingthe promisesdistorted perceptionsself-centerednessone primary purposerelief from obsession to drinkcomplacencyrecent additionsfunnycouragespiritual solutionparentingfreedom from the obsessionan inside jobyoung peopleseparatnessstep 7a few simple rulestestspiritual awakeninginsightfulhigh bottomhopelessnessletting goStep 8insanityBig Book citations2015 ICfellowshipself-deceptionrestless/irritable/discontenthospitalizations/rehababusehopeinferiority/insecurityfreedomproblem is not alcoholfellowship vs progamHigher Power/Spirituality/Godjailnext right thingAA clergymoment of clarityplaying GodAcceptanceChapter 5singleness of purposeunityStep Workshopdistorted thinkingtoleranceSpanish AA Speakersalcoholic homeentertaining storiesworking with othersinadequacybigotrypractice these principlestweakerinferiority-insecurityrageStep 11blackoutdual addictionthe Big Book messagesense of purpose & valueanonymityemotional sobrietyuncover/discover/disgardprogressive diseasefacade of successthe solutionprocrastinationkeep it simpleAA historytransformationisolationpeace in present momentstep 4denialatheistspiritual actionsamendallergypowerlessnessStep 12AA Pioneers (1930's-40's)actionresolution to quitsurrenderopen-minded and willingto wivesbondage of selfhow it workspowerless/unmanageableGodfearalone/lonely & hoperelationshipsdecisionself-centered fearSelf-Centerendessspiritualityrelapsetough loveStep Workshoplack of powerself-condemnationguiltrestored to sanityinspirationbinge drinkingfacade of professional successdry drunk