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inspiringfearchangetweakerfellowshipactionpeace in present momentdepressionopen-minded and willingStep 102015 ICagnoticsgratitiudebinge drinkingegoperfectionismhomelessnessamendsdry drunkinsightfulhigh bottomBig Book StudyhopelessnessrelationshipsgratefulStep 12restored to sanityalone/lonely & hopespiritual awakeningStep Workshopbondage of selfPrideACA-Alanonsurrenderspiritualityinsanityalone/lonelypractice these principlesdestinytoleranceaccess to powergift of despaircouragecraving/allergy of the bodydistorted thinkingbigotryspiritual solution4 Absolutesself-centerednessa design for livingbelief vs faithguiltfaith12 Conceptsinventorynext right thinghonestyself hatredAcceptancespiritual experiencefellowship vs progamthe Big Book messageplaying Godamendtransformationfamily historyresentmentsunityStep 9relapsedouble-winnergod consciousnesssteps presented simplybook studyspiritual maladyreal alcoholic vs. heavy drinkerold storiesinspirationproblem is not alcoholStep 2Step 6graceprogressive diseaseselfishnessto wivesinstitutionalizedConcerns with Higher Power/GodBig Book citationsforgivenessAA Pioneers (1930's-40's)empathyremoval of character defectsinadequacybooze stops workinglocked upStep 5distorted perceptionsgratitudethe promisesthe family afterwardisolationmembershipthe programyoung peopletestSpanish AA SpeakersatheistnewcomerscompassionrageHigher Power/Spirituality/Godhopeabuseself-deceptionsense of purposeresolution to quitStep 3facade of successserenityChapter 5prisonletting goprinciplesfollowing directionsstealingmoment of claritypowerlessnessan inside jobsharing your experienceguilt & shamerestless/irritable/discontentwillingnessserviceAA historybottomsGodvision for youStep Workshopstep 4jailhumilityself knowledgeshame & guiltdefects of charactertraditionsStep 1Step 11uncover/discover/disgardsense of belongingmental obsessionatheismStep 8prayer & meditationwilling to believethe solutiondual addictionrecent additionsSponsorshipcomplacency4 types of alcoholicsentertaining storiesmanipulationfacade of professional successSelf-Centerendessanonymityinferiority/insecuritydespairrelief from obsession to drinksteps in detailopioidsnewcomerlovedefectivesafestepsdecisionhopeless state of mind and bodydenialprogram of actionmental illnesstrouble with the lawalcoholic homeanxietyconscious contact with a higher powerfunnyworking with othershappinessspiritual life vs alcoholic deathhospitalizations/rehabpowerless/unmanageablehappy/joyous/freesingleness of purposehow it worksself-centered fearangercommunication skillsAA clergyself honestyone primary purpose3 legaciesallergyblackoutStep7spiritual actionslgbtsexold ideastough loveCourage to changeAA Convention TapesBig Booka few simple rulesfreedomstep 7spiritual maintenanceparentingwindow of opportunitySpirituality vs Religionalcoholic family historysense of purpose & valueprocrastinationself-will12 step callsuicidal thinkingsympathylack of poweremotional sobrietyfeeling of separatenessfreedom from the obsessionto employerskeep it simpleself-condemnationreality in sobrietywomenseparatnessinferiority-insecurity