Step 12 — Working with others

STEP TWELVE – WORKING WITH OTHERS

If you have carefully followed the directions to this point, you are ready to begin “sponsoring” other addicts who still suffer and are willing to go to any length for victory over our disease.

 

This is what we do to grow spiritually and continue to enjoy our sobriety.  We come to program because lack of power was our dilemma. Through the 1st nine Steps, we are given the Power to recover.  To receive more of the Power that permits us to live a life that is filled with peace, serenity and purpose, we MUST try to pass it on to others.

 

Intensive work with other addicts is the solution to our self-centeredness and selfishness.

 

The PROMISE – “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps.”

Our PRIMARY PURPOSE – “we tried to carry this message to Food Addicts.”

 

  1. What is the most important thing I have learned from page 89?
  2. What did I learn from page 90?
  3. What did I learn from page 91?
  4. What did I learn from page 92?
  5. What did I learn from page 93?
  6. What did I learn from page 94?
  7. What did I learn from page 95?
  8. What did I learn from page 96?
  9. What did I learn from page 97?
  10. What did I learn from page 98?
  11. What did I learn from page 99?
  12. What did I learn from page 100?
  13. What did I learn from page 101?
  14. What did I learn from page 102?
  15. What did I learn from page 103?

 

NOW, I am ready to search out, go to and approach another addict if they appear to be a real food addict and have the willingness to go to any length to survive.  If they are, I will try to carry my message of understanding and hope by telling them my story of what my life was like as a COE.  How I learned what food addiction is and how I learned that I have this deadly disease.  IF they express the desire to really whip their food problem and are curious to learn how I accomplished that impossible feat, I will tell them how I took the practical plan of action by following the precise and clear-cut directions that have proved to be so successful since 1939.  And then, I will tell them a little of what my life is like now.  If they want what I have, then I will see that they have a Big Book and make myself available to them as long as they are willing to follow our path.

 

When a few, of those you have tried to help, have found themselves, and have started trying to pass their story of the miracle of their recovery to others, you will have discovered the true joy of giving of yourself; the true joy of living!

 

 

 

I am to learn how to fit myself to be of maximum service to God and the people about me so I can effectively practice these Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in all my affairs.

 

TO WIVES

  1. Read pages 104 and 108 and list the problems my food addiction has caused my loved ones.
  2. What is the hope of this Book for my loved ones?
  3. How many categories are given for the progression of the disease of alcoholism?
  4. In the suggestions for trying to help the alcoholic, what is the one common    suggestion?
  5. What suggestion is given for those who want to “cover” for their alcoholic?
  6. What paralyzing fear can turnout to be a real blessing?
  7. If God can solve the food problem, what can He do for my loved ones?
  8. Will the newfound sobriety be the end of all my family problems?
  9. From page 116 to the end of the Chapter, list the suggestions that apply to me and

mine.

 

 

THE FAMILY AFTERWARD

  1. How should all members of the family meet?
  2. What very often is the obstacle?
  3. How do we handle our past?
  4. What is my greatest asset?
  5. Why is that so?
  6. What is one principle I must very carefully observe?
  7. From pages 125 to the end of the Chapter, list the problems that apply.
  8. What will become my “guiding principle?”
  9. I am sure God wants me to be what?
  10. What suggestions seem appropriate for me and mine?

 

TO EMPLOYERS

  1. (Familiarize yourself with the information in this Chapter so you will understand

how it might be helpful to those you come in contact with who have the         responsibility of personnel management.  Do you have any disagreement with the         information in this Chapter?  Should your employer have a copy?)

 

A VISION FOR YOU

  1. What did you learn on page 151?
  2. What did you learn on page 152?
  3. What did you learn on page 153?
  4. What did you learn on page 154?
  5. What did you learn on page 155?
  6. What did you learn on page 156?
  7. What did you learn on page 157?
  8. What did you learn on page 158?
  9. What did you learn on page 159?
  10. What did you learn on page 160?
  11. What did you learn on page 161?
  12. What did you learn on page 162?
  13. What did you learn on page 163?
  14. What did you learn on page 164?
  15. What is the 12th Step prayer?
  16. What is the 1st Promise?
  17. What is the limitation?
  18. Does this tell you that you must take the Steps and have a Spiritual Awaking/Experience before you begin sponsoring others?
  19. What is the 2nd Promise?
  20. Do you think you could start a group with this information?
  21. Do you now believe you are ready to take on the responsibility for another Food addict’s life?

As a work document:

BB Step 12 COE

About Emotional Sobriety and Food

"...to be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety" - living, loving & letting go.
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