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By Christopher Cavanaugh

ISBN-10: 0307758567

ISBN-13: 9780307758569

What does a codependent say to his mate while he wakes up?
"Good morning, how am I?"
--Overheard at a Codependents nameless meeting

Throughout the area this present day, greater than million alcoholics and thousands of drug addicts, compulsive overeaters, intercourse addicts, compulsive gamblers, codependents, and different addicts abstain from their habit, having stumbled on a brand new lifestyles through working towards the 12-step software of restoration built through Alcoholics nameless. through the years, their practices have developed right into a means of life--the 12-Step Culture.

"I do not bear in mind my first assembly, yet i have been instructed that I talked for a very lengthy time."
--Mary, a member of Narcotics Anonymous

AA to Z is the 1st e-book to rfile the richness and variety of the lives of improving humans and to supply an encyclopedic examine this specified culture. much less self-help than enlightenment and leisure, AA to Z is made out of real-life tales of...

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Under B. Civilians are listed by their last name, so look for William James under J. Words in SMALL CAPS are defined elsewhere in the book. For consistency the word addict is used generically to refer to everyone who practices a 12-Step program. After all, alcoholics are addicted to alcohol, and compulsive overeaters are addicted to food. The words “clean” and “sober” are used interchangeably. Direct quotes from contributors are in italic type. Profiles of the contributors can be found in the previous section.

Civilians are listed by their last name, so look for William James under J. Words in SMALL CAPS are defined elsewhere in the book. For consistency the word addict is used generically to refer to everyone who practices a 12-Step program. After all, alcoholics are addicted to alcohol, and compulsive overeaters are addicted to food. The words “clean” and “sober” are used interchangeably. Direct quotes from contributors are in italic type. Profiles of the contributors can be found in the previous section.

Bill describes the experience in his story in the Big Book. Bill left the hospital and became involved with the Oxford group in New York. In Bill, three vital understandings necessary for recovery from addiction came together: he learned from Dr. Silkworth that alcoholism is a disease composed of an obsession and an allergy; he knew he was hopeless unless he maintained spiritual enlightenment; and he found a means to maintain his spirit—the Oxford group. Bill set out on a mission to save other drunks.

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