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New PDF release: AA to Z. An Addictionary of the 12-Step Culture

By Christopher Cavanaugh

ISBN-10: 0307758567

ISBN-13: 9780307758569

What does a codependent say to his mate whilst he wakes up?
"Good morning, how am I?"
--Overheard at a Codependents nameless meeting

Throughout the realm this present day, greater than million alcoholics and thousands of drug addicts, compulsive overeaters, intercourse addicts, compulsive gamblers, codependents, and different addicts abstain from their dependancy, having came across a brand new lifestyles via working towards the 12-step application of restoration constructed by means of Alcoholics nameless. through the years, their practices have developed right into a manner of life--the 12-Step Culture.

"I do not take note my first assembly, yet i have been instructed that I talked for a very lengthy time."
--Mary, a member of Narcotics Anonymous

AA to Z is the 1st e-book to rfile the richness and variety of the lives of recuperating humans and to supply an encyclopedic examine this distinctive tradition. much less self-help than enlightenment and leisure, AA to Z is created from real-life tales of...

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And Al-Anon in San Diego in 1995. Mary C. From Idaho A member of Narcotics Anonymous Clean 10 years Mary describes herself as a garbage head. She started out at age nine with alcohol, and went on to use whatever she could get hold of to get high. Mary went to her first meeting after getting out of jail. She was alone at her parents’ house and knew she was in trouble. She tried to call an old friend who she knew had gotten sober. She tried calling him several times but the phone was busy for two hours.

The last time I was arrested, when I was seventeen, it was for armed robbery. I drove the car while two guys held up some kids at a college. My wife Janice, who was then my girlfriend, was in the front seat with me. The four of us got caught and arrested. Janice had just graduated from high school and was working at a bank as a teller. Her boss heard about it on the radio and she was fired. We all made statements and Janice got out of it. I went to jail for five days while awaiting trial with these other two guys.

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.

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