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Objective


Objective •To explore Steps Ten through Twelve in order to understand the role of reflection, prayer, and witnessing in living an addiction-free lifestyle. •To reflect on how well we are doing in following the Twelve Steps. •To discuss a passage … Continue reading

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Restitution/Reconciliation


Restitution/Reconciliation Our part in the change process comes in Steps Eight and Nine, when we actually make amends for what we have done.  These two steps are not easy.  As Philip St. Romain said of Step Nine: “There is little … Continue reading

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Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


Come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Objective: •To explore the Second Step in order to understand who the Higher Power is, and what role faith plays in meeting him. •To reflect on … Continue reading

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The Price of Addiction


The Price of Addiction Sondra is not going to be able to deal with her drinking problem until she admits that she has a drinking problem.  She may not be able to admit her problem until she sees how powerless … Continue reading

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Understanding the Twelve Steps


Understanding the Twelve Steps There is a progression to the Twelve Steps.  Each must be acted upon in turn.  Each builds on the previous step or steps.  Yet no step is ever fully mastered.  The aim is to continue deepening … Continue reading

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Origin of the Twelve Steps


Origin of the Twelve Steps The Twelve Step movement can be traced back to Alcoholics Anonymous.  It all began with a stockbroker and a doctor – both “drunks” by their own admission, but alcoholics who had stopped drinking and who … Continue reading

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Addictions


  Image via Wikipedia   But, we are beginning, as a nation, to do something about our addictions: Between 14 and 16 million Americans attend one of 500,000 different self-help groups that meet weekly around the country.  The number of … Continue reading

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