The 12 Steps – Why?

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came  to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. 4. Made a searching … Read more

Official Medical Definition of Alcoholism and Alcoholic

The first step to solving any problem is to define the problem.  To define the problem of alcoholic and/or alcoholism we need an operating definition. This sounds simple and easy enough, aye? Get on your favorite search engine and search for: ‘Official Medical Definition of Alcoholic and Alcoholism.’ On Google – I got 32,100,000 results. … Read more

Using the 12 Steps to Overcome ANY Addiction

Yes.  You read that right.  I said ‘Using the 12 Steps to Overcome ANY Addiction‘.  You can use the 12 Steps to overcome ANY addiction. How do I know this?  1. I’ve personally used the 12 Steps to recover from my own addictions. 2. I began using the 12 Steps for recovery in 1986 – … Read more

Clancy’s Seven Questions

For Sponsors, Sponsorship and Newcomer’s The original Clancy’s Seven Questions was something I wrote down, while I was talking with Clancy I., on the telephone during one of my weekly check-in calls with him. To keep the story short — I wrote down the questions WRONG! And, I had already posted them online in a … Read more

20 Questions Test: Are you alcoholic?

I remember clearly the first time I saw A.A’s. 20 Questions. It was 16 years before I landed in A.A. Late one night, in a tiny little town called ‘Cave Junction, Oregon’ — for some reason, probably because I was intoxicated, I was alone in a coin-operated laundry. It must have been around two or … Read more

The 12 Steps in Reverse

Intended for humor, because the results will be a tragedy! After reading the 12 Steps in Reverse, though — I can honestly say that there have been prime moments in my life when discovered that on some of the 12 Steps, I definitely was practicing them in reverse! 🙂 AA’s 12 Steps in Reverse It … Read more