By Stephen Roos
Brisk, insightful, and compassionate, this e-book appears to be like at all of the Twelve Steps from a tender person's viewpoint. Concrete course is helping improving youngsters make the stairs part of their lives.
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Extra resources for A Young Person's Guide To The Twelve Steps
It could take an hour or a whole afternoon. It might take several days. It might be pages long, but that doesn't mean it's "better" than the Fourth Step someone wrote on the back of an envelope. As you come back to this step, you'll find ways that suit you best. The important thing now is to get started, to discover that looking into ourselves is a helpful and not a hurtful experience. For many of us, that's big news. Until we got to Step Four, our experience with introspection had been primarily masochistic.
The views expressed herein are solely those of the author. AA is a program of recovery from alcoholism. Use of the Twelve Steps in connection with programs and activities that are patterned after AA, but that address other problems, does not imply otherwise. Page v Contents Welcome 1 Step 1 3 Step 2 13 Step 3 22 Step 4 30 Step 5 39 Step 6 49 Step 7 58 Step 8 67 Step 9 76 Step 10 87 Step 11 96 Step 12 106 The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 115 The Promises of Alcoholics Anonymous 116 Page 1 Welcome Ever since the Twelve Steps were formulated by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939, they have become an indispensable tool for hundreds of thousands of recovering men and women.
And because we all have a strong negative streak, we think we are the cause of everything that goes wrongevery test we fail, every disappointment, every family fight. Developing a belief in a higher power shows our willingness to consider that we are not at the core of everything. The possibility alone takes such an enormous weight off our shoulders that we decide to investigate some more. While that means even more willingness, it's well worth the effort. How we see our higher power is, of course, a highly individual choice.
A Young Person's Guide To The Twelve Steps by Stephen Roos