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atheismStep 2ragehappy/joyous/freeAA clergybondage of selfatheistbottomsalcoholic homehomelessnessstepsdouble-winnerself-centerednessdespairhappinessserenitysurrendertraditionscraving/allergy of the bodyanonymitykeep it simpleseparatnesspowerlessnessfellowship vs progamACA-Alanonwomenself honestysingleness of purposeStep 8AA Convention TapesStep 10spiritual maladysharing your experiencemental illnessChapter 5next right thingself-willtrouble with the lawsense of purposeStep Workshopalone/lonelyStep 12opioidsdual addictionself knowledgefearBig Book Studyrestless/irritable/discontentparenting12 Conceptsfunnyself-centered fearalcoholic family historyfellowshipspiritual maintenancedenialBig Bookfamily historya few simple rulesamendbelief vs faithold storiesthe solutionwindow of opportunityamendsStep Workshopmental obsessionspiritualityagnoticsabusedestinyto wivesinventorythe promisescourageAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)Concerns with Higher Power/Godrestored to sanitySelf-CenterendessprocrastinationfaithmanipulationStep 9communication skillsspiritual actionsremoval of character defectsblackoutlovehopeless state of mind and bodyspiritual life vs alcoholic deathmembershipgratitiudestep 4access to powerhigh bottombook study4 types of alcoholicsactiondepressionStep 6emotional sobrietyStep 3defectiveempathyrelief from obsession to drinkreal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkergift of despairsense of belongingdistorted perceptionsinferiority/insecuritycomplacencyrelationshipsself hatredprogressive diseasejaildistorted thinkingsuicidal thinkingself-deception2015 ICAA historyresolution to quitworking with otherssteps in detailshame & guilttransformationinsightfullocked uppowerless/unmanageablethe programproblem is not alcoholtestGodallergySpanish AA Speakersentertaining storiesinstitutionalizedprayer & meditationself-condemnationprogram of actionthe Big Book messageisolationfacade of successStep 5sexrecent additionsStep7letting goinferiority-insecuritycompassionAcceptancealone/lonely & hopePrideinadequacyplaying Godegodecisionspiritual awakeningopen-minded and willingprisonfeeling of separatenesssympathyCourage to changefreedom from the obsessionpeace in present momentgracechangehumilityStep 11tweakerunityStep 1newcomerselfishnesshospitalizations/rehabgratefulguilt & shameinspirationfacade of professional successfollowing directionsbinge drinkingspiritual solution3 legaciesanxiety4 Absolutesperfectionisma design for livingold ideashow it workswilling to believetolerancethe family afterwardhopelessnessrelapsedefects of characterbigotryfreedompractice these principlesgod consciousnessguiltangerlack of powerwillingnessto employersHigher Power/Spirituality/Godlgbthonestyspiritual experiencenewcomersinspiring12 step callsafeserviceSpirituality vs Religiondry drunkgratitudeuncover/discover/disgardstealingBig Book citationsreality in sobrietyan inside jobvision for yousense of purpose & valueSponsorshipbooze stops workingforgivenessprinciplestough lovemoment of claritysteps presented simplyinsanityhopeone primary purposestep 7resentmentsconscious contact with a higher poweryoung people