Program Theory

July 25, 2018

A Moving and Fascinating Adventure

Back in step eight (12&12) it describes the AA journey as a “Moving and fascinating adventure.” In step nine we start the process of making amends, […]
May 23, 2018

The Road to Mental Freedom

Understanding Steps Six and Seven Since the day I entered the program, I have had an insatiable appetite for learning all I could about the disease […]
March 28, 2018

Who is a Member of AA?

The first edition of the book Alcoholics makes this brief statement about membership: “The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop drinking. We […]
February 26, 2018

Working Context of the Big Book

After several months of sobriety and several marbles were spinning in the same direction, it was suggested that I read the Big Book all the way […]
February 26, 2018

Step Five Timetable

The information for Step Five began with a sincere session of spontaneous writing where I asked God to make clear my selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear. […]
January 25, 2018
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Problem or Principle

It Renders My EGO a Weak Contender When people come through the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous they are usually overwhelmed with problems. Some of these problems […]
January 5, 2018
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Fourth Step Guide

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Doing a thorough Fourth Step can be difficult. To make matters worse are all the different worksheets, […]
November 22, 2017
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Step Ten Directions Are Not On the Wall

Step Ten: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Bill W’s writings communicate the Twelve Steps to us in a […]
October 30, 2017

I’m Just Not Ready Yet

Who can, positively, describe the dynamics of alcoholic thinking? No one can, as it is as diverse as the number of alcoholics in the world. So […]