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What is the AA Program?





The AA Program is one whole package -- that comes in FOUR parts. If you miss out on one of the parts -- you are missing out on the AA Program.

The Four Parts Which Make Up the -- AA Program

  • The Book, Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • The 12 Steps of AA
  • The Fellowship
  • Service

"The 12 Steps is the plan of recovery of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is mentioned in the Dr.'s Opinion, in the first section of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, which has also become known as the Big Book, by AA Members.

"WE OF Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the reader will be interested in the medical estimate of the plan of recovery described in this book."

In the forward to the first edition of the Big Book, we read: "WE, OF Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book."

Recovery takes place as a result of an A.A. following the directions in the book Alcoholics Anonymous -- which will take the alcoholic through the AA 12 Steps of Recovery -- and enable them to discover a Power Greater than Their Self -- that can and will do for them -- what they have been unable to do for themselves.

The Program -- The 12 Steps -- is a Planned Sequence -- of Time-Sensitive -- Serial Actions -- To Produce A Final Result. The 12 Steps (Program) is a Recipe for Recovery. A recipe -- is to -- repeat a result!.





In a nutshell:

1. We have got to read the book and do our best to follow the instructions precisely, to the best of our efforts.

2. We MUST take the 12 Steps -- before we can begin to Practice the 12 Steps.

3. We MUST do something to participate with the Fellowship of AA -- other than just be an observer.





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The 12 Steps by book Alcoholics Anonymous


STEP ONE

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A Step Study on the 12 Steps of A.A.

Step One -- The Most Often Misquoted Step of A.A.'s 12 Steps

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Step 1 Test and Worksheet for AA 12 Steps.

Step One: Are you alcoholic? A detailed observation of A.A.'s Step One using the Big Book of AA Alcoholics Anonymous as a self-test.

AA Step One -- 20 Questions Test Worksheet

A 20-Question test that was used by many A.A.'s as a worksheet to decide if they were alcoholic or not.

AA Twelve Step Video

12 Steps Father Martin - Video — This video has Father Joseph C. Martin (October 12, 1924 – March 9, 2009) delivering his famous Chalk Talks -- on the importance of TAKING all of A.A.'s 12 Steps together.

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Step One of AA's 12 Steps video

Step One of AA's 12 Steps video Father Joseph C. Martin (October 12, 1924 – March 9, 2009) was a Roman Catholic priest, recovering alcoholic and renowned speaker/educator on the issues of alcoholism and drug addiction. These talks were first published in the book, Chalk Talks by Father Martin.

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Can you die getting sober?

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The 12 Steps Forum



STEP TWO

STEP TWO of A.A.'s 12 Steps

-- An A.A. member explains their personal experience on Taking Step 2 and Coming To Believe...

Step 2: 12 Step Discussion Forum



STEP THREE

STEP THREE of A.A.'s 12 Steps

-- An A.A. member explains their personal experience on Taking Step 3 and Making A Decision

STEP THREE is about Making A Decision

What does the Step 3 Decision mean? The book, Alcoholics Anonymous tells us to think well before making our decision. Why?

Twelve Steps Discussion Forum

— This link goes to our Fellowship discussion on each of the 12 Steps in the Alcohol Addiction Drug Treatment Recovery forums here on Step12.com



STEP FOUR

4th Step Worksheets and Guides and 12 Step Study Work Sheets

Step Four Discussion Forum

— This link goes to our Fellowship discussion on Step Four.

A.A. Meeting information for A.A. Meetings in each State of the United States.

A.A. Promises

The Promises of A.A. 12 Steps.

Vision For You - A.A..

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