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  • 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 […]

  • Step One – the most often misquoted Step of AA’s 12 Steps

    We sit in meetings emphasizing the importance of a complete and perfect First Step – and its Step One – that’s one of the most often misquoted Steps — of the 12 Steps. The word “and” is NOT in Step One. I hear it over and over and over again “We admitted that we were […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • I’m a Jay Walker, too.

    I nearly laughed myself out of my chair and spit coffee all over my shirt as I sat in an A. A. meeting and first heard the story of The Jay Walker. “Our behavior is as absurd and incomprehensible with respect to the first drink as that of an individual with a passion, say, for […]