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We Become Lost

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“If we cannot or will not

achieve sobriety,

then we become lost,

right in the here and now.

We are of no value to anyone,

including ourselves,

until we find salvation

from alcohol.”

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As Bill Sees It p 81

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“First Things First”, love the slogans,

they help keep it simple.

The first thing we place before our sobriety

is the first thing that we will lose.

Today, keep it simple,

don’t drink, don’t think, go to a meeting

and remember to pick up that first drink is to be doomed

to a life of jails, institutions or death.

Recovery is finding salvation from alcohol.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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The Sole Purpose . . . Of The Group

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The A.A. group, as such, cannot

take on all the personal problems

of it members . . . This is why

sobriety – freedom from alcohol –

through the teachings and

practice of A. A.’s Twelve Steps,

is the sole purpose of the group.”

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As Bill Sees IT p 79

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A, A, is ” not” an employment agency, a bank, a landlord,

a marriage counselor or any other social service.

The primary purpose of A.A is that the members will help

each other find recovery and give the member a new way of life

where they can learn to resolve their own problems,

usually best done with the aid of a Higher Power.

Recovery is to help the group maintain its primary purpose.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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Live

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“Usually,

we do not avoid

a place where

there is drinking –

if we have a

legitimate reason

for being there.”

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As Bill Sees It p 77

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Just because you stopped drinking alcohol

does not mean that you must stop living.

Make friends, go dancing with the wife,

attend the functions, just be prepared to

do what you must to avoid any temptation

or mistake that may lead to taking that first drink.

Many a good AA meeting has topics concerning

how to enjoy life without jeopardizing your sobriety.

Today, don’t drink. don’t think

and go to a good meeting.

Recovery is to go on living a better life.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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Change For The Better

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“Change is the

characteristic

of all growth.

From drinking

to sobriety, . . .

— all this and

infinitely more

represent change for the better.”

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As Bill Sees It p 76

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For starters, not drinking may be change enough.

People, places and things will be the next challenge.

Just keep going to those meetings, not drinking,

following a few suggestions and eventually

you will see the changes you have made in the

way friends and family interact with you.

Accept the better.

Recovery is changing for the better.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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No Debate

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“Fortunately,

A.A. is constructed

so that we need not

debate the existence

of God, but for best

results, most of us

must depend upon a Higher Power.”

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As Bill Sees It    p  73

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Change, what used to be the good old bar room

debate, God or no God, now becomes, for the

recovering alcoholics, a decision to accept or

not accept a Power greater than himself.

However, The Big Book does suggest that

relying on a Higher Power, not will power,

is the easier and softer way to achieving and maintaining

a happy, joyous and free recovery.

Recovery is not having to debate the existence of God.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Abject Dependence

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“Nothing can be

more demoralizing

than a clinging and

abject dependence

upon another

human being.”

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As Bill Sees It p 72

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A symptom of the disease of alcoholism is “More”,

one is never enough.

When we rely upon another person the “we need more,

we want more”, will eventually drive that person away.

My disease wants me to isolate, be alone,

push away anyone who loves me and demanding more

is the best weapon the disease has.

Today, rely upon your Higher Power when you need more.

Recovery is never being dependent upon another human being..

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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Genuine Integrity

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“Just how and when

we tell the truth

– or keep silent –

can often reveal

the difference between

genuine integrity

and none at all.”

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As Bill Sees It p 70

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When you think about the feelings of others,

instead of only your own selfish needs,

you become aware that a sharp tongue

can be a lethal weapon.

Gossip may have been a way to elevate our self esteem,

but in the long run it only comes back to haunt us

and jeopardize our own sobriety.

Today, if you can’t say something nice,

truthfully,

don’t say anything at all.

Recovery is learning genuine integrity.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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