Program Theory

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 […]
June 28, 2022

Notes on Step Seven

There was true humility and deep surrender by asking God to “take all of me,” both the “good” and the “bad.” This was an admission that […]
June 1, 2022

12 Step Clear Cut Directions Are Not on the Wall

Before studying the Big Book, I thought if I memorized the Twelve Steps from the clubhouse wall or from pages 59 and 60, then practiced them […]
April 29, 2022

Step Four Need Not Be a Saga

Exposing the Root of Our Faulty Behaviors, By Rick R. The faulty behaviors that caused us to damage our relationships with other people are the subjects […]
April 29, 2022

Step Five Rewards

My Fourth Step inventory focused the light of truth onto unrealized driving forces of selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. It also provided certain necessary tools to […]
April 1, 2022

A Life of Principles and Purpose

Rebuilding Our Morality – By Rick R. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are placed in numerical order for a reason. Each step is preparatory to […]
March 3, 2022

Step Three Decision

I think of the first three Steps in AA as: I can’t. (Step One). God can! (Step Two). I have decided to ask Him to help […]