By Christopher Cavanaugh
What does a codependent say to his mate while he wakes up?
"Good morning, how am I?"
--Overheard at a Codependents nameless meeting
Throughout the area at the present time, greater than million alcoholics and thousands of drug addicts, compulsive overeaters, intercourse addicts, compulsive gamblers, codependents, and different addicts abstain from their dependancy, having stumbled on a brand new lifestyles by means of working towards the 12-step application of restoration built by way of Alcoholics nameless. through the years, their practices have developed right into a manner of life--the 12-Step Culture.
"I do not keep in mind my first assembly, yet i have been instructed that I talked for a truly lengthy time."
--Mary, a member of Narcotics Anonymous
AA to Z is the 1st publication to rfile the richness and variety of the lives of convalescing humans and to supply an encyclopedic examine this exact tradition. much less self-help than enlightenment and leisure, AA to Z is constituted of real-life tales of...
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Extra resources for AA to Z. An Addictionary of the 12-Step Culture
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs. The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous 1. A. unity. 2. For our group purpose, there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.
Marilyn did this, and has had the rewards of Al-Anon recovery for over twenty years. A. and Al-Anon in San Diego in 1995. Mary C. From Idaho A member of Narcotics Anonymous Clean 10 years Mary describes herself as a garbage head. She started out at age nine with alcohol, and went on to use whatever she could get hold of to get high. Mary went to her first meeting after getting out of jail. She was alone at her parents’ house and knew she was in trouble. She tried to call an old friend who she knew had gotten sober.
At that time, an American alcoholic named Rowland H. traveled to Switzerland to undergo treatment from Dr. Carl Jung. Rowland spent a year there, and Dr. Jung helped him to see his inner life and to recognize things that triggered his drinking. Rowland came back to the United States certain that he knew so much about himself that he would never drink again. He was mistaken. In a short time, he got drunk and ended up trapped in the nightmare of alcoholism as badly as ever. Rowland went back to see Dr.