Program Theory

May 31, 2023

Middle Steps in a Timely Manner

Pondering Step Five left me with a great deal of apprehension, but my sponsor didn’t allow time to back out. The Big Book tells us to […]
May 31, 2023

Fourth Step Inventory Process

I Got It Right the Second Time My first attempt at doing a fourth step inventory came as I was approaching my first year of sobriety. […]
May 31, 2023

Fourth Step Prep

“Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves” Our family and friends; the significant individuals in our lives, sex, our relationship to power, money and […]
May 4, 2023

Step Three – The Path To Being Free

Dag Hammarskjold is quoted as having said “I don’t know who or what put the question, I don’t even remember answering, but at some moment I […]
February 24, 2023

Was I Ready for Step Four?

1, 2, 3, and OUT When I attended my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, I had no idea what any of the steps, entailed but at that […]
February 24, 2023

Step Three Requires Follow-up

Early on in sobriety I considered the Third Step Prayer on page 63 as both a “decision” and “turning over” of my will and life over […]
January 30, 2023

Adopting a New Value System

A Life Based on Proven AA Principles I spent most of my adolescent years attempting to get the attention and the approval of the people around […]
November 18, 2022

Goal of the Twelve Steps

With the help of a power greater than ourselves, the Twelve Steps can be a tool to relieve our suffering, fill our emptiness, and help us […]
August 29, 2022

Love, Empathy & Compassion

No Criticism or Character Assassination Hanging on to resentments and criticizing the behavior of others is often a noticeable characteristic of some members of the program […]
August 1, 2022

Step Eight Freedom

I was hesitant and puzzled when I began my Eight Step list because what about people whose feelings might be hurt or might harmed if I […]
July 28, 2022

The Persons We Have Harmed

It’s Time to Pay the Piper How many of us show up at the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous ready to start exploring our past and all […]
June 30, 2022

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

Step Study Meetings I consider myself to be one of the fortunate ones that came to Alcoholics Anonymous in 1969, at the age of 28, desperately […]