By Christopher Cavanaugh
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 area this present day, greater than million alcoholics and millions 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 practising the 12-step software of restoration constructed via Alcoholics nameless. through the years, their practices have developed right into a approach of life--the 12-Step Culture.
"I do not consider my first assembly, yet i have been instructed that I talked for a truly lengthy time."
--Mary, a member of Narcotics Anonymous
AA to Z is the 1st ebook to record 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...
Read Online or Download AA to Z. An Addictionary of the 12-Step Culture PDF
Similar addiction & recovery books
Simply the very infrequent between us are thoroughly unscathed by means of the consequences of habit - our personal, that of a friend, good friend, or coworker. Even the addictions of strangers - from the inebriated driving force or drug addict, to playing, nutrition, spending, or violence-addicted humans - may possibly topic us to risks, threaten our overall healthiness, and drain cash from our wallet.
"Integrating the knowledge of old mystics and the insights of latest thinkers, could examines the non secular longings which are usually hidden and regulated via society's pressures and expectancies. "—Publishers Weekly
Humans in remedy courses and early restoration who're being affected by the idea that of a better energy discover easy Step 3 rules -- determination and the facility of relinquishing it. humans examine the worth of turning their will over to a better strength, come to appreciate give up and dedication, and detect what works for them.
The topics of God, brain and data are relevant to the philosophy of faith yet they're now being taken up via specialist philosophers who've now not formerly contributed to the sphere. This ebook is a set of unique essays via eminent and emerging philosophers and it explores the limits among philosophy of faith, philosophy of brain, metaphysics, and epistemology.
- Understanding Addiction (Understanding Health and Sickness Series) X)
- The Twelve Steps And Dual Disorders: A Framework Of Recovery For Those Of Us With Addiction & An Emotional Or Psychiatric Illness
- A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery
- Life-Course Smoking Behavior: Patterns and National Context in Ten Countries
Extra info for AA to Z. An Addictionary of the 12-Step Culture
Practice of these principles offers much more than freedom from addiction—it changes people and totally transforms them into new beings. For the first time in their lives, recovering people know that they fit in somewhere and that everything is going to be OK. Through the years, the people who live a 12-Step life have formed a unique culture, with a language, history, and set of customs all its own. This book attempts to document that culture. Through research, reading 12-Step literature, attending open meetings of several fellowships, and in-depth interviews with thirteen members of various 12-Step programs, I have assembled the basic language, history, lore, and humor of the 12-Step culture.
A. unity. 2. For our group purpose, there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. 3. A. membership is a desire to stop drinking. 4. A. as a whole. 5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers. 6. A. A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
I moseyed my way through the next couple of years, with the first three steps. I went to a step study group and got cornered by some steppies. They called me on not working the program hard enough and told me it was time to do step four. I had bullshitted my way through this group for six months by saying I had done the steps in my old group, but I never had. I never did an honest fourth and fifth step. Six different people got six different versions. I needed to truly bare my soul to someone. A.