Tagged: recovery program

Step 12

Step 12 and How to Work a Program

This is two chapters from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today...

Step 1

Step 1

This is a chapter from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today as...

Step Pond

A Program for Living

This is a chapter from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today as...

Steps

As a result of these Steps

By Gabe S. AA’s twelfth Step says “Having had a  spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried  to carry this message to alcoholics.” But what is this message? What on Earth...

The Twelve Steps

Personalizing the 12 Steps

By Neil F. On the 13th of April 1986, during a drive from Montreal to Toronto, I broke into a cold sweat and started shaking. I felt like I was losing control of my mind...

Willow

The Willow Tree Bark

By Frank M. What follows are the reflections of an agnostic in LA on how the program of AA works. The reflections first address the orthodox theory of the program, which requires a belief...

Steps

What I Am Not

By Joe C. My name is Joe and I am an alcoholic and a proud member of AA. Step Two is stated, restated and defined several different ways: Came to believe that a Power...