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lgbthomelessnessbelief vs faithisolationbooze stops workingtraditionsGodfreedom from the obsessionegofellowshiplocked upaccess to powercourageSponsorshipstep 7hospitalizations/rehabinadequacyagnotics12 ConceptsAcceptancespiritual maladymoment of clarityStep 5dry drunkself hatredproblem is not alcoholspiritual awakeningStep 11gratitudeself knowledgethe programrecent additionsChapter 5mental illnessreality in sobrietygratitiudebook studyreal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerbigotryspiritual actionsAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)Spanish AA Speakersseparatnesssense of purposeserenityhonestythe promiseslack of powerStep 12steps presented simplyBig Book citationsentertaining storiesself-willsexactionBig Book Studycommunication skillsamendsempathylovestepsa few simple rulesdefects of characterinsightfulprisonalcoholic homedistorted thinkingself-deceptionprogressive diseaserelief from obsession to drinkfamily historyatheistan inside jobnext right thingfaithgod consciousnessdefectiveblackoutpeace in present momentamendCourage to changealone/lonelypowerless/unmanageablespiritual maintenancebottomsletting goresolution to quitStep 10anxietyemotional sobrietydouble-winnerstep 4changeprogram of actionrageStep 6sense of belongingjailguilt & shame12 step callsingleness of purposehow it worksone primary purposespiritual life vs alcoholic deathmanipulationStep 9dual addictionconscious contact with a higher power4 Absolutesthe family afterwarddecisionalcoholic family historyshame & guilthopelessnessinferiority/insecurityinspirationself-centered fearsense of purpose & valuestealingperfectionismguilthappy/joyous/freefearinsanitypowerlessnessAA Convention Tapessympathyunitytough loveinstitutionalizeduncover/discover/disgardprinciplesold ideaspractice these principlesa design for livingallergyvision for youfreedomsafemembershipfacade of professional successsharing your experienceSpirituality vs Religionopen-minded and willingnewcomersgift of despairfollowing directionstweakergratefulnewcomerwillingnessStep7inferiority-insecurityACA-Alanonwindow of opportunityself honestycomplacencywomendistorted perceptionstrouble with the lawAA clergyStep 8AA historysuicidal thinkingangerhigh bottomStep 3steps in detailhopeserviceworking with othersspiritual solutionold storiesbondage of selfthe solutionabusedestinyplaying Godalone/lonely & hopespiritual experiencehopeless state of mind and bodythe Big Book messageremoval of character defectsspiritualitywilling to believedepression3 legaciesfacade of successStep 2inventoryanonymitygraceStep 1resentmentsself-condemnationhappinessmental obsessionStep Workshopto employerstestparentingcraving/allergy of the bodyinspiringbinge drinkingConcerns with Higher Power/Godtolerancetransformationforgivenessfeeling of separatenessrestless/irritable/discontentfellowship vs progamdenial2015 ICprocrastinationself-centerednessyoung peopleprayer & meditationStep WorkshopselfishnessBig Bookatheismsurrenderfunnyto wives4 types of alcoholicsrelationshipsrestored to sanitydespairopioidsrelapsehumilityHigher Power/Spirituality/GodcompassionPridekeep it simpleSelf-Centerendess