By Christopher Cavanaugh
What does a codependent say to his mate while he wakes up?
"Good morning, how am I?"
--Overheard at a Codependents nameless meeting
Throughout the area at the present time, greater than million alcoholics and thousands of drug addicts, compulsive overeaters, intercourse addicts, compulsive gamblers, codependents, and different addicts abstain from their habit, having discovered a brand new lifestyles via working towards the 12-step application of restoration built by means of Alcoholics nameless. through the years, their practices have developed right into a means of life--the 12-Step Culture.
"I do not have in mind my first assembly, yet i have been advised that I talked for a very lengthy time."
--Mary, a member of Narcotics Anonymous
AA to Z is the 1st publication to rfile the richness and variety of the lives of convalescing humans and to supply an encyclopedic examine this special way of life. much less self-help than enlightenment and leisure, AA to Z is produced from real-life tales of...
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8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
1 In memory of my brother, John Andrew Cavanaugh, and my father, John Daniel Cavanaugh For Gail, Maggie, and Cooper, my three greatest loves Contents Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous Introduction Jack’s Story Contributor Profiles The Addictionary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q-R S T U V-W X–Y–Z Bibliography of Recovery Resources 12-Step Program Contact Information On the Internet Acknowledgments About the Author The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 1.
I often thought that if I felt bad, I was bad. I heard a Bob Earle tape in which he described his shame as being like a little boiling pot of sewage deep down in his heart. No one else could see it but it was always there, boiling away. That’s what shame is. Deep inside you don’t have one good feeling about yourself. Deep down thinking that no one could love me, not even God. I’m much different now. I began to see my new life five years ago when I was teaching a Sunday school class. ” It’s the first time I ever remember not looking at the ground when someone said something nice to me.