Step 3 asks us to make “a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” Ok, so if you’ve done the act of turning a problem over in your thoughts… Read More »How to Know if You Turned a Problem Over to God
There’s plenty of bad news lately: War, inflation, political disarray, and social strife. We need only turn on the TV or open a news website to think the world is ending. With those of us recovering from alcoholism and addiction,… Read More »How to Keep Hope in Sobriety During Difficult Times
Resentment comes up frequently as a discussion topic. It feels like it’s a bit overdone, especially when you feel like you have few grievances or think you’re an easy-going person who doesn’t get angry quickly. So what gives that the… Read More »The AA Example for Dealing with Resentments
It is murky when someone says they’re “working the steps.” What does that mean? When do they ever finish the 12 steps? Or we might hear that we should finish the steps in a specific timeline or that our way… Read More »How Long Does It Take to Complete the 12 Steps?
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol– that our lives had become unmanageable. The first step is one of the most vital in the program. It requires the foundation admission that we have a problem. Without that admission, we cannot… Read More »Step 1, Explained: The Highlights
So you asked someone to be your sponsor, and you started the steps. It is likely a confusing time if this is your first time working the steps. Most people aren’t sure what to expect. It doesn’t help that there… Read More »What to Expect When You Start the Twelve Steps
The 12 Steps compose the foundation of the peer-support program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Founded in June 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has grown to become the main peer support treatment for alcoholism. AA has been so successful that other addiction programs, such… Read More »What are Twelve-Step Programs?