7th step AA

November 27, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: The twelve steps

Preparing for step seven “Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings” Steps six and seven are known in AA as the forgotten steps. This is because they are covered in two short paragraphs in the Big Book. As an agnostic, these two steps always struck me as ridiculous. How could God help with the removal […]

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The alcoholic – An egomaniac with an inferiority complex

Egomania

October 26, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: Untreated Alcoholism

A contradiction in terms Soon after my arrival in AA, I was introduced to a bizarre way of describing the alcoholic personality. The alcoholic is “an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.” What a strange definition!? It seemed a complete contradiction. How can you have a big ego and suffer from an inferiority complex at the […]

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Relationships in AA

Codependency

September 4, 2022

By Andy F

Categories: Relationships

Alcoholics, relationships and recovery An important piece of recovery literature is “The Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions.” It contains important insights into alcoholism, which the AA literature presents as an illness. The 12&12, as it is affectionately known, is considered second only to the AA Big Book. On page 53 in the chapter on step […]

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