(Week 25) 26 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 ask for a buddy. If you are already a member and want a buddy, email Debbie: Debbieelaine1@gmail.com.
Open Study Buddy Group: Sundays 11 a.m. EST
(319) 527-3511 code 587213. Everyone is welcome.
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PO Box 531,
North Pembroke MA 02358
Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
Chapter 1. Bill’s Story page 4 paragraph 3: ‘We went to live with my wife’s parents. .’….ending with the penultimate line on page 5: ‘…Was I crazy? I began to wonder, for such an appalling lack of perspective seemed near being just that.’
look up: prodigious
The key to success in recovery is to Surrender.
Nevertheless I still thought I could control the situation.
Q1. How long did it take you to realise you had no control? And how long to surrender?
Write the specific situation.
I woke up. This had to be stopped. I saw I could not take so much as one drink. I was through forever.
Q2. When did you wake up?
Q3. When did you realise that the first drink/bite put you on a bender/binge?
Gradually things got worse…
Q4. How did things get worse?
Then I got a promising business opportunity. Stocks were at the low point of 1932, and I had somehow formed a group to buy I was to share generously in the profits. Then I went on a prodigious bender, and that chance vanished.
Q5. What happened when you got a break?
Did you blow it like Bill or did you land the job, husband and then blow it?
Q6. Who did you drag into: ‘This is it. I am never doing it again’ ? Did they go for help? Did you tell them about help e.g. Al-Anon?
[Do not for one minute think they are not hurting.]
Q7. Are you in that situation today with a spouse, child, sibling, sponsee, etc? Write on the experience of being on one side and then the other.
Shortly afterward I came home drunk. There had been no fight. Where had been my high resolve? I simply didn’t know. It hadn’t even come to mind. Someone had pushed a drink my way, and I had taken it. Was I crazy? I began to wonder, for such an appalling lack of perspective seemed near being just that.’
Q8. Can you relate?
Q9. What is your understanding of the addiction cycle?
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.