Monthly Archives: June 2014

The symptom and the cause

Originally posted on After 9 Thoughts:
Here’s the way most of us think about Program: For some reason or another, we became addicts. As addicts, we found that we were powerless over our addiction. As the AA Big Book puts it,…

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Tradition 5 Handout

Tradition V SHORT FORM: ‘EACH GROUP HAS BUT ONE PRIMARY PURPOSE—TO CARRY ITS MESSAGE TO THE ALCOHOLIC WHO STILL SUFFERS.’ LONG FORM: ‘EACH ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS GROUP OUGHT TO BE A SPIRITUAL ENTITY HAVING BUT ONE PRIMARY PURPOSE—THAT OF CARRYING ITS … Continue reading

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Homework for July 6, 2014

Dear Emotional Sobriety Workshop Members: Thank you for everyone’s participation and sharing this Sunday. This morning, we read and completed Step 5. We discussed the recent blog posts on Step 5, and read Step 5 in the AA Big Book. … Continue reading

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Step 5: Akron Guide

HERE again we find a very logical sequence. Having analyzed ourselves we find it makes sense to do something toward righting what we have found wrong. If we have taken the Fourth Step we have already fulfilled the first and … Continue reading

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Twelve Steps of a Relapse

Twelve Steps of a Relapse 1. I decided I could handle any emotional problems if other people would just quit trying to run my life. 2. I firmly believe that there is no greater power than myself and anyone who … Continue reading

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Outline for class 2 pre Little Red Book: Steps 4, 5, 8 & 9

Old-Time Minneapolis A.A. Beginners Classes Instructor’s Outline Introduce the subject of tonight’s class with our fine prayer — “God grant us the serenity to accept those things we cannot change, the courage to change those things which must be changed … Continue reading

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More on Step 5

Hi Everyone! This is something that I came across that is a really nice handout on Steps 5-7. Steps 5-7 Enjoy! Looking forward to “seeing” everyone on Sunday morning. With blessings, Shira

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