(Week 13) 4 December 2018 12 Step Study Big Book All Addictions Workshop
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NOTE: The 12-step study All Addictions Big Book workshop is now held on Tuesday
and.the Tuesday literature meeting has moved to Thursdays at 8am EST.
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And dictionaries specifically for the Big Book and AA 12 x 12.
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The Doctor’s Opinion top of the page xxvii
‘…the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks..’
Beside this write: The lie the disease feeds me
‘… After they have succumbed to the desire again..’Above ‘they’ write ‘we’
‘…they pass through the well-known stages of a spree…’ Above ‘spree’ write ‘binge’
‘…this person can experience a entire psychic change..’
Above ‘psychic’ put ‘spiritual awakening’
‘…the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.’
Above ‘rules’ write ‘actions.’
God will give us the ability to daily pray, plan, prepare, partner and protect our actions.
Look up: impunity, craving, aggregate
Q1. Before your spiritual experience describe how you would go through the phenomena
of craving, emerge remorseful with a firm resolution not to drink/eat again only to repeat
the cycle over and over.
Q2. Write about the last incident.
Q3. Describe the sense of ease and comfort which we believed came taking the first bite.
How is that a lie of the disease?
Q4. How can you stop the emotional cravings with a God sandwich?
After you have taken the first bite, by putting in God how can you stop the physical craving from going into a binge? [Stop Drop Pray].
Men have cried out to me in sincere and despairing appeal: Doctor, I cannot go on like this! I have everything to live for! I must stop, but I cannot! You must help me!
Write ‘God’ above ‘Doctor’
Q5. Have you cried out like this to someone - a doctor, family member, priest, rabbi, a minister?
What was their advice? [It would be interesting to hear that and for you to remember.]
Q7. Do you live that advice today? And if so, how has it changed now you are sober?
Q8. Without a spiritual connection one will take the first drink, emerge remorseful, have a firm resolution to not drink again and repeat this over and over.
Describe this cycle to a newcomer and how to get a spiritual change?
[Pray, plan, prepare, partner and protect].
Our live phone meetings are every Tuesday at 8:00 AM EST. The phone number for these live meetings is (712) 775-7031, and the meeting ID number is 714744988#.
P O Box 531
North Pembroke MA 02358
You can listen to our recorded meetings at (641) 715-3900, pin 95666# for our Tuesday Big Book Step Study workshop. You can also hear our Thursday Big Book Study recordings at (641) 715-3900, pin 298913#. These meetings can be accessed at any time.