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83 Musts In The Big Book Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Musts In the Big Book – Why Is It Important? If you open your Daily Reflections to December 1st, you’ll find the following passage: I remember my sponsor’s answer when I told him that the Steps were “suggested.” He replied that they are “suggested” in the same way that, if you were to jump out … Read More

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On Awakening AA: An Ironclad Step 11 Meditation (PDF Included)

On Awakening AA…11th step in the Big Book The following three meditations are taken directly from pages 86-87 in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. They are simple, yet rich with spiritual brilliance.  Spiritual work is always saturated with simplicity. It’s our intellectual minds that interrupt this very uncomplicated process.  The main idea behind these … Read More

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous Evidenced-Based? A Comprehensive Analysis

Is Alcoholics Anonymous Evidenced-Based? Or Tradition-Based? “Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the idea that occupational practices ought to be based on scientific evidence. While obviously desirable, the proposal has been controversial, with some arguing that results may not specialize to individuals as well as traditional practices.” In other words, a failure to truly apprehend the myriad … Read More

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(Big Book Page 552) When Resentments Evolve To Freedom

Big Book Page 522 – Freedom From Bondage Read the story from the Big Book here! Alcoholics Anonymous doesn’t hedge its bets when it comes to resentments. The book goes all in. It even goes as far as to say resentments kill more alcoholics than anything, unexpectedly saying “from it stem all forms of spiritual … Read More

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Character Defects: Is Morality The Golden Ticket To Sobriety?

Do Character Defects Suggest A Moral Failing? Critics of the Twelve Steps often bemoan the topic of character defects. Particularly pop psychologists who cringe at the thought of anything being intrinsically wrong with people. “Addiction is a brain disease!” they shout from the damn rooftops. Addicts are not responsible for their disease but for their … Read More