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Evaluating Our Own Sobriety

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 step program, 4th Step, 5th Step, 10th Step

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Alcoholism is a disease of self-deception. We can be taking all twelve steps, and still avoid the spiritual growth of the program. “Remember” the Big Book says, “that we deal with alcohol---cunning, baffling, and powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power—that One is God. May you find Him now!” (p.58-59)

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Growing Pains

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by John D. posted in Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Step, 5th Step, growing pains

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I attended a lecture recently where the speaker described her recovery process from an accident. She said “healing is painful.”

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A New Year’s Inventory

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, 11th step, 4th Step, 5th Step, sobriety, Holiday Season, alcohol addiction, alcohol recovery, recovering alcoholics

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The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous makes promises on pages 83 and 84. At the New Year, let’s see how these promises are coming true. We can all take inventory of these promises.

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“Heave awa, lads, I’m no’ deid yet!”

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2017 5:30:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in 5th Step, Alcoholics Anonymous, treatment

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I just returned from a trip to Scotland with my family. We visited the ancestral home of the MacDougalls, in Argyll, near Oban, as well as in Edinburgh, where my grandfather was born in 1888.

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Forgiving Yourself to Start Over in Sobriety.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 17, 2015 10:30:00 AM / by Pam Broz posted in sobriety, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 Steps, 5th Step, overdose on prescription drugs

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