(Week 24) 19 February 2019
12 Step All Addictions Big Book workshop
Our website is: www.12stepstudyworkshop.weebly.com
To listen to the recording online and for these questions:
Call back number: 641 715 3900 pin no. 95666#
(available for a week) Press 2 to rewind. Press 3 to fast forward 30 seconds. Press 8 to pause.
Thursdays literature workshop at 8am EST.
To hear the recording: 641 715 3900 pin no. 298913#
The Anonymous Press (800) 800 4398 anonpress.org
publishes a Big Book study version with a blank sheet opposite each page of text. And dictionaries specifically
for the Big Book and AA 12 x 12.
Soul work and members’ list:
To receive the questions each week: 12stepstudyworkshop.weebly.com
Scroll down to the bottom of the website's home page where there is space to write your name and email address and, if needed, request for a buddy.
To make changes, or ask for a buddy if you are already on the members’ list, email Debbie: Debbieelaine1@gmail.com.
Open Study Buddy Group: Sundays 11 a.m. EST
(319) 527-3511 code 587213.
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North Pembroke MA 02358
Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous:
Chapter 1. Bill’s Story page 3: ‘My drinking assumed more serious proportions…’ until page 4 para 2: ‘This time we stayed broke.’
(Writing in the workshop)
Q1. In your active days did anyone talk to you about their concern about your using? Did it terminate in a row? Or did you agree, then drop them as friends?
b) Have you been concerned about someone else?
c) Has anybody recently referred to an area of your life e.g. working too much or too little, your health, etc.
Q2. How did your addiction affect your relationships and your family?
There had been no real infidelity.
Q3. Can you relate to that? Did you live in vagueness in telling people the truth?
Q4. As a food addict, or maybe a clutterer, etc., did you live in denial and compare yourself with others saying: ‘I just eat sugar and flour products. At least I am not driving and drinking?’
I began to be jittery in the morning
Q5. Can you relate to Bill’s story?
Have you ever been jittery in the morning?
My drinking assumed more serious proportions, continuing all day and almost every night. The remonstrances of my friends terminated in a row and I became a lone wolf.
There were many unhappy scenes in our sumptuous apartment. There had been no real infidelity, for loyalty to my wife, helped at times by extreme drunkenness, kept me out of those scrapes.
In 1929 I contracted golf fever. We went at once to the country, my wife to applaud while I started out to overtake Walter Hagen. Liquor caught up with me much faster than I came up behind Walter. I began to be jittery in the morning. Golf permitted drinking every day and every night. It was fun to carom around the exclusive course which had inspired such awe in me as a lad. I acquired the impeccable coat of tan one sees upon the well-to-do. The local banker watched me whirl fat checks in and out of his till with amused skepticism.
Q6a). This is a story of progression. How do you identify with the above two paragraphs?
b) Did you get into an environment, maybe take a job, where you could do your addiction all day?
Q7. How many holes did you dig for yourself thinking you had made it? And do you remember the people God sent to help you out?
Q8a). Do you have a fierce determination to win or is it a healthy determination? Or have you just given up?
b) How can you use your will power in a healthy way?
Q9. Where are you with your EGO - Easing God Out?
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.