We discuss each of the twelve steps in the order they are written, one step at a time, every two weeks. Questions continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. It is clearly not an attempt at a new chapter on nonbelievers in alcoholics anonymous. Breaking down step one of aa alcoholics anonymous jason. Though our decisionstep 3 was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once fast followed by a. Apr 08, 2020 alcoholics anonymous aa helps recovering alcoholics work through 12 steps to aid with sobriety. Step two helped you accept that you need outside help to make the changes needed to recover.
Over course there are other prayers that work as well, like the jesus prayer, etc. This is a step 5 worksheet that i have put together for the group. Step 1011 daily written inventory alcoholics anonymous. Our character defects, sharp edges, and shortcomings are as toxic and damaging to ourselves and the people in our lives as.
Dec 20, 2019 the tenth step of alcoholics anonymous is a natural progression from step 9, where you make amends. This inventory is not an exercise in beating yourself up. Read step 1 of the 12 steps and 12 traditions12x12 read chapter 5 of alcoholics anonymous read the step in either na, sa or ga that is specific to your program. A twelve step workbook al kohallek goes stepping contents title page preface 3 an eye i witness account 4 useful information 6 introducing step one 9 six essential characteristics 10 step one questions 11 step two questions i am grateful for supplement list page 14 step three questions 15 introduction to step four 16. A cofounder of alcoholics anonymous tells how members recover and how the society functions. Step 2 focuses on preparing alcoholics to let go of their need for control over everything in their lives by introducing the concept of a higher power. Aas 12 steps, including powerful 4th step worksheets ima pastal pen name how to order copies of this book or have a complete. Humility to me means viewing myself with an honest and realistic perspective. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Step 10 of alcoholics anonymous encourages you to examine yourself as a part of your daily routine. Step ten continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Step one we admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. After completing step 9 of the alcoholics anonymous recovery program, youve made amends for past wrongs. When i read the descriptions of what an alcoholic is in the big book i have yet to find any reference that and an unmanageable life has anything to do with whether or not a person is alcoholic or nonalcoholic.
Our earliest printing voiced the hope that every alcoholic who journeys will find the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous at his destination. The story of how more than one hundred men have recovered from alcoholism was written in 1939. This is the official website of the general service office g. The first step of anything is a beginning, so the first step of the alcoholics anonymous 12 steps is the beginning of your recovery process. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Its core treatment philosophy is based on a personal improvement plan that is outlined in 12 specific action steps. First step to recovery a guide to working the first step the literature you are viewing is a large file and may take a few minutes to load.
Per the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. We had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. Write your own definition of each word in this step. Showing top 8 worksheets in the category aa step 2. Steps four through nine are considered a form of spiritual housecleaning. As you continue working your aa twelve step program, this ripple effect will become more and more visible to you. Eventually you will see it functioning everywhere at all times. Character defects are defense mechanism, which add to our denial of addiction. Similar to when any of us have went out and bought a car, how often over the next few months do we notice that same car being driven on the road. The critique of we agnostics which i have drafted is intended to be a step in this direction. Step study team study guide this study guide has proven helpful in providing structure and guidance for learning to work the twelve step program, as it is described in the book alcoholics anonymous, in small groups of 812 persons. The 10 th step inventory can be done using your 4 th step inventory, a journal, a balance sheet, or it can be done right out of the big book pg 8485.
In the big book, as the text alcoholics anonymous is known, we read the written words of the first 100 men and women of aa as they were put in the way of a spiritual awakening. Dec 07, 2018 step 10 of alcoholics anonymous focuses on making selfexamination a habit. Pdf version based upon the text of the windows help version and published by arid media. Tenth step nightly inventory app that was created by members to help simplify their daily inventory. There exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful. The tenth step of alcoholics anonymous is a natural progression from step 9, where you make amends. All of these workbooks and workshops are available as free downloads in separate pdf files. Essentially, accomplishing step 10 means youve worked hard to be the person you want to be. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions twelve steps and. Questions for a 10 th step inventory taking step 10 from the big book bunch. Pdf version based upon the text of the windows help version and published by. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered. Consistently working the tenth step is an ongoing commitment to ourselves and our program. As noted in the big book, the wording of the step 3 prayer is optional.
With it we practice the unfailing discipline of regular selfexamination, and we monitor the everyday workings of our lives. Twelve steps and twelve traditions the world famous eye opener. Already, continues the early text, twos and threes and fives of us have sprung up in other communities. Alcoholics anonymous aa is a group therapy program for people suffering from alcoholism. In addition for sexaholics, read the step into action, the section on step 1. The first step is the beginning of the recovery process. Jul 30, 2014 the alternative 12 steps second edition by chris g published july 30, 2014 updated april 8, 2020 we are pleased to announce that aa agnostica has published a second edition of the book the alternative 12 steps. Big book alcoholics anonymous and the steps form the book 12 steps and 12 traditions. Now, step 10 requires you to continue to take personal inventory, and when you are wrong to promptly admit it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious. Spiritual principles of aa 12 spiritual principles aa. With step two we learn that we are not alone, and tha. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world. Our written materials are not official aa literature. When writing or speaking publicly about alcoholism, we urge each of our fellowship to omit. This thought brings us to step ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any. Breaking down step two of aa alcoholics anonymous jason. I love all of the 12 steps of aa, but step two is the one that gives us hope. Rather, it is presented as still more evidence of the need for literature by, for, and about nontheists who are successfully sober in alcoholics anonymous. This thought brings us to step ten, which suggests we continue to take. Step 10 of alcoholics anonymous focuses on making selfexamination a habit. Workbooks for working the 12 step program of recovery. Complete this inventory at the end of any day, especially if you dont feel right.
Its actually really exciting, because its the first day of a new life. Its easy to fall back into a life of pride and selfsatisfaction. Just as you addressed your defects, you must keep your successes in check. Aa morning step work this trigger list is designed for newcomers or anyone who has never written down those things that. These guides are meant to be used by na members at any stage of recovery, whether its our first time through the steps or weve been living with the steps as our guiding force for many years. I probably wont post the whole outline each time but i thought it might help to get started. Those using mobile devices may encounter problems if your device does not have sufficient memory. Aa was founded in 1935 in akron, ohio when one alcoholic, bill wilson, talked to another alcoholic, bob smith, about the nature of alcoholism and a possible solution. Step 10 helps you to keep your commitment to better behavior by serving as a motivator to act in a manner that doesnt require you to owe any apologies.
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. Step 10 may be one of the least popular of all the 12 steps because it is simply no fun to be wrong and then have to admit it, but it helps. Have i prayed and written about whatevers disturbing me. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically. When i think about step 7, i think about humility, as it tends to be the central theme of this step.
Aa the original way 12 step guide aa the original way group. Step one and step two should have prepared you for step three. Read about steps two and three from the aa big book, the 12 steps and 12 traditions and the little red book. When the word optional is used in the worksheets, it means that the big book suggests doing this but. Regardless of how we do it the main thing is to watch for fear, anger, dishonesty and selfishness f.
We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. A first of anything is a beginning, and so it is with the steps. Jason wahler is a reality tv star in recovery and undoing the stigma around addiction. Were entirely ready to have god remove all these defects of character. This is the fourth edition of the book alcoholics anonymous. The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. Aa program participants follow a set of recovery steps to achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol. Great step book for normies who want to become happy or happier also free if downloaded entitled. Step 6 is a preparation step, giving us awareness of our character defects. Our origins are the students of the big book group.
Participate in your own recovery as well as the recovery of others, by being active on this board as we go through the 12 steps of recovery together. Links to more information about selfdiscipline and the 10th step. Oct 29, 2014 step 10 moves us into the maintenance steps of the program. First step to recovery a guide to working the first step saa. Take step 1 take step 1 in the second paragraph of bb page 30. Reflect on ten yes or no questions at the end of your day to help you complete your 10th step inventory. A s we work the fi rst nine steps, we prepare ourselves for the adventure of a new life.
The narcotics anonymous step working guides unfamiliar, we should feel free to make use of a dictionary. I have learned through working these steps what healing and help there is in a loving connection with our higher power and others who shared our lives. Step one written inventory we admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable we admit that we are powerless over our alcoholismaddiction and that our lives and minds have been and are unmanageable. You have worked to remove the guilt and shame associated with past acts from your present life. Aa step 9 of the 12 steps is a call for recovering alcoholics to make amends. Your written reaction to the reading assignment will be read aloud to the group. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with god, as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out. The following checklist merely suggests what some people. Make a written list of all persons you have harmed and become willing to make. In addiction recovery, for the newcomer and veteran alike, it is our own thoughts and behaviors that demand ongoing vigilance. Here is the step 5 written inventory and worksheets in both word and pdf format fifth step guide 61514witerences fifth step guide 61514witerences step 5 written inventory 6152014 step 5 written inventory 6152014 this is a list of questions based on.
Please grant me the willingness to see what you would have me see, in the light you would have me see it. Addiction recovery guide addiction recovery program the. Read the following sentences, found in consecutive paragraphs of the bigbook pg 8587. Step ten suggests we continue to take personal inventorystep 4 and continue to set right any new mistakes steps 8,9 as we go along. But when we approach step ten we commence to put our a. Discover why the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa are used by.
Twelve steps and twelve traditions x alcoholics anonymous. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Here he shares insights into step two of aa, alcoholics anonymous 12 steps. With the help of other early members, the book alcoholics anonymous. Its hard to do a 10th step when youre at home all day. The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. Step one helped you come to terms with the severity of your addiction and its consequences. Alcoholics anonymous learn about the 12 steps of aa. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly. Miracles in progress 12 step recovery forums alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous step 1011 daily written inventory. The alcoholics anonymous aa 12 step recovery program is a free treatment program for people suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction. The following guide is drawn verbatim from alcoholics anonymous pp. Some of the worksheets displayed are 2nd step and 3rd work, first step work, aas 12 steps including powerful, twelve steps, resentment inventory prompt, step 1 work, 12 step work questions, step one.864 190 780 348 970 1585 112 609 1372 977 902 432 934 200 690 941 275 613 1471 338 468 794 547 970 1081 372 336 291 333 365 1363 443 1100 192 1043 1243 1513 599 1184 1391 1375 401 1385 419 1015 149 284 643 1407