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 at the present time, greater than million alcoholics and thousands of drug addicts, compulsive overeaters, intercourse addicts, compulsive gamblers, codependents, and different addicts abstain from their dependancy, having stumbled on a brand new existence by way of training the 12-step software of restoration constructed via Alcoholics nameless. through the years, their practices have advanced right into a means of life--the 12-Step Culture.
"I do not take into accout my first assembly, yet i have been advised that I talked for a very lengthy time."
--Mary, a member of Narcotics Anonymous
AA to Z is the 1st e-book to record the richness and variety of the lives of improving humans and to supply an encyclopedic examine this distinctive way of life. much less self-help than enlightenment and leisure, AA to Z is constructed from real-life tales of...
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Continued to grow, and by 1950 had approximately 100,000 members. A. A. should be just for alcoholics, while others felt that anyone who could benefit from practicing the 12 Steps should be welcome and supported. A. too, because they could not identify with alcoholics the way they could identify with other addicts. As a result, several other 12-Step programs began to appear. , officially began in 1951. ’s 12 Steps. Gamblers Anonymous was formed in 1957. , but share the traditions and steps, and the basic 12-Step way of life.
There should be a rule that after five years you should enter therapy automatically. If you’re still smoking cigarettes and drinking lots of coffee and eating cookies and say you’re doing fine—don’t do any of it for two weeks and see if you’re doing fine. I quit smoking after eight years. Then I started watching what I ate. I started to feel, and it hurt. Contributor Profiles Audrey M. From New York A member of Alcoholics Anonymous Sober 5 years Audrey drank to blackout as early as age thirteen.
P. cm. 1. Drug addicts—Dictionaries. 2. Recovering addicts— Dictionaries. 3. Alcoholics—Dictionaries. 4. Twelve-step programs—Dictionaries. 5. English language—Dictionaries. I. Title. 1 In memory of my brother, John Andrew Cavanaugh, and my father, John Daniel Cavanaugh For Gail, Maggie, and Cooper, my three greatest loves Contents Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous Introduction Jack’s Story Contributor Profiles The Addictionary A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q-R S T U V-W X–Y–Z Bibliography of Recovery Resources 12-Step Program Contact Information On the Internet Acknowledgments About the Author The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 1.