The big books directions for taking all twelve steps. If you can resist that temptation, its extremely helpful and informative. The first book written to cover the 12 step program was titled alcoholics anonymous, affectionately known as the big book by program members. This is the sixth video in the chapter to wives, one of the two chapters in the aa big book that served the groups before the wives created al anon. Todays upcoming aa meetings pinellas county intergroup inc. By making a list of the people we harmed and becoming willing to make amends, we take action toward healing the past with others and learning how to live in the world. Closed, concurrent with al anon, discussion, wheelchair access. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aas 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa. Steps by the big book step 9 steps by the big book. Big book of alcoholics anonymous large print or hard cover recommended and the. Big books directions for taking all twelve steps the steps are listed in the big book on pages 5960 directions for taking step 1 are listed on page 30, paragraph 2, lines 14.
Reformation presbyterian church, kirkside hall 116 7th ave w. A bunch of people sitting around a table with an excuse to vent, not about the specific. The index bookmark features 25 of the key topics from the big book of alcoholics anonymous with corresponding page numbers. Jan 05, 2020 step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous is the beginning of the process of making amends, forgiving others and possibly being forgiven by them, in addition to forgiving ourselves. Step 9 has been one of the most gratifying steps for me. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous. Chapter 6 into action of the big book contains the 9th step promises which describes the 12 step program of alcoholics anonymous. Big book page 5, line 1 step 5failure to make confession. Cbbst closed aa big book study obbst open aa big book study osst open 12 step study csst closed 12 step study osp open speaker meeting. The big books specific instructions on step 9, along with following the direction of our sponsor, gives us the support we need to go out and do our amends. My life is full today and full of wonderful people.
Big book, closed, temporary closure, wheelchair access. Alanon video from the aa big book basic training to. In order for this to happen we must go directly into steps 10, 11 and 12 while. A study of step 9 of the 12 step program verywell mind. The alanon family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of. The first 12 step program began with alcoholics anonymous a. In the big book, the 7th step is described as scarcely more than just one short prayer, known to many today as the 7th step prayer.
Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us. Directions for taking step 9 are listed on page 76, paragraph 3, lines 611. Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled. In 1994, a group of experienced aa and alanon members decided to try. Alateen, for teenaged children of alcoholics, is a part of alanon. The nineth step promises big book alcoholics anonymous. Jun 17, 2016 the big book is clearwe do this to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god and our fellow man. Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous. The book contains the suggested preamble to the twelve steps, the serenity prayer, the al anon declaration, a preface about al anon s legacies and how they can help you if your life has been affected by the alcoholism of a friend or relative and a brief history about the founding of al anon at the start of the book. Black mountain united methodist church 101 church st. Springfield came to believe location temporarily closed. My name is kay and i am a compulsive overeater and i am going to be the step leader for step 9. Elizabeth hospital hwy 30 thursday stepping stones burnside saturday st. Twelvestep guide to using the alcoholics anonymous big book.
Saint johns episcopal church 1025 steubenville ave. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. Download pamphlets and handouts to use in big book group sessions our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. This steps by the big book workbook is for those who are willing to grow along spiritual lines 60. The big book of alcoholics anonymous can be purchased at aa central or a bba meeting. Step nine part 1 made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. The exclusive use of cal in al anon meetings supports al anon s first tradition. The big book index is the perfect addition to any big book order and serves as a terrific gift for the newcomer. Big book page 16, line 12 step 3failure to maintain the decision.
Al anon member, im helping my sponsee work through her steps. Responsibility and religious faith responsibility and the 9th step. When ready have your sponsee add the names of all people and institutions they have harmed to an amends list. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others. This literature supplements the facetoface meetings where al. Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with. Download latest meeting schedule pdf for those of us who are unable or unwilling to attend inperson aa andor al anon meetings during the novel coronavirus outbreak, there are now virtual meetings available. Aa speakers joe and charlie steps 5, 6, 7, and 8 the big book comes alive duration. Alanon video from the aa big book basic training to wives. Magnolia methodist church 16024 greenwell springs road. The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. The big books directions for taking all twelve steps step goal read the steps are listed in the big book on pages 5960 1 honesty pages xxvxxxii and 143. Thats what groups like aa and alanon and alateen do best, they help you maintain the.
Al anon speaker detaching with love and living life. Recovery shop is the home to the aa big book index bookmark. Babysitting available, big book, concurrent with al anon, location temporarily closed, online meeting, open, speaker, wheelchair access. Meetings alcoholics anonymous general service area 51. Al anon s third tradition states that as a group we have no other affiliation. After we have made the list of people we have harmed. The book contains the suggested preamble to the twelve steps, the serenity prayer, the al anon declaration, a preface about al anon s legacies and how they can help you if your life has been affected by the alcoholism of a friend or relative and a brief history about the founding of al anon. It summarizes the big book in the best way possible.
Alanon speakers family recovery archives for odomtology 12 step. Buddy t is an anonymous writer and founding member of the online al anon outreach committee with decades of experience writing about alcoholism. We are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. Directions for taking step 8 are listed on page 76, paragraph 3, lines 25. When ready have sponsee begin making amends with your guidance. The group took a bunch of chronic slippers and walked them through the. These things dont work for everybody but as a recent study showed, they are very effective.
South st pete east of 34th st south of central ave. Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. I figured he was big and hell protect me in case those people try attacked me. Todays aa meetings new orleans alcoholics anonymous. The big book is clearwe do this to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god and our fellow man. I have been sober for close to 36 years and in al anon recovery for 34 years. The idiots guide to the first three steps for chaos creators, excitaholics, and adrenaline addicts 2020. Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous jason. The big book bunch 12 step workbook we are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous.
G ood judgment, a careful sense of timing, courage, and prudencethese are the qualities we shall need when we take step nine. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more. This care includes attending meetings, reading al anon literature, calling my sponsor, and engaging in service. The only danger is that you can be tempted to helpfully point out passages to the alcoholic. Donaldson park senior activity center 110 e main st. Following the subsequent extensive growth of twelve step programs for other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors, many additional books were written and recordings and videos were produced. Pages 7684 directions for taking step 9 are listed on page 76, paragraph 3, lines 611. Contains al anon and alateen groups at work, digest of al anon and alateen policies, world service handbook, and descriptive text explaining al anon s twelve concepts of. When ready say the seventh step prayer with your sponsee. St marys of the lake church, 81 jordan st, 152, at austin st side entrance.
I think its worth reading the aa big book just for the information and insight it gives into alcoholism and recovery. This is not your typical thanks for sharing kind of twelve step. You can purchase a bba workbook at any bba meeting, or online at. Alanon al anon which includes alateen for younger members has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. Chapel hill carrboro group location temporarily closed. Nov 23, 2014 this is the sixth video in the chapter to wives, one of the two chapters in the aa big book that served the groups before the wives created al anon.
Our origins are the students of the big book group, which has met in woodland hills, california since december of 1985. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. Our goal is to study the steps as a friendly, focused group, and work them as the authors of the big book described. Burnside, gonzales carry the message methodist church, hwy, 431, st. Both aa and al anon do suggest strongly that you work consistently on the twelve suggested steps, and i have had to do that. These last three steps keep us current and help us to continue to solidify the foundation of our recovery. Anon members share their insights and experiences with each other. Step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous is the beginning of the process of making amends, forgiving others and possibly being forgiven by them, in addition to forgiving ourselves. As a family member of an alcoholic, its been a big help as the steps were being discussed with us by our alcoholic to understand the bigger picture as well as the work required for the steps. The twelve step programs are well known for their use in recovering from addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. Now, as long as i practice patience, recovery is a manageable and adventurous process instead of an arduously sought end point. We will tell part of their journey through this process, this way of life. Popular al anon books meet your next favorite book. Step 9 is another one of the 12 steps, that initially appears most difficult, but the rewards of putting this principle into practice can be immense.
The sbbb study guide is for those in recovery from the disease of addiction who wish to work the 12 steps by the big book, alcoholics anonymous. Courage to change page 356 in a meeting i heard someone say of step 8 and step9. When ready have sponsee begin making amends with your. The site also includes member articles, blogs, big book and step studies.
Anon family groups published more than 100 books and pamphlets that share alanon s single purpose. A twelve step workbook al kohallek goes stepping an eye i witness account who is al kohallek. Concurrent with al anon, discussion, literature, open. The group was a back to the basics of the big book kind of group, especially for those. Step nine made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Al anon alateen service manual version 2 p2427 c category. In order for this to happen we must go directly into steps 10, 11 and 12 while doing step 9. Concurrent with al anon, open, speaker, wheelchair access. I have made a list of those i have harmed and i put myself at the top of the list. Couple your bookmark order with a copy of the little big book dictionary to create the perfect recovery gift combination. The big book index bookmark features 25 of the most commonly used entries from the little big book dictionary.498 1540 983 1010 1380 1416 1515 1255 751 620 1422 1089 383 1453 1446 863 1448 1551 721 547 1170 941 1174 710 138 602 1489 394 1396 949 1590 1342 1533 738 713 958 208 1423 1420 951 793 72 526 317 18 1033 1270 18 270 116