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
"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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