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My Journey with “Ready Set Go!!”

My Journey with “Ready Set Go!!”

Tomorrow, I will be attending my fourth round of “Ready Set Go!!” online meetings because it has been profound for me. I attended my very first session last August 29th and have been attending ever since. “Ready Set Go!!” is a six-week introductory program to the ACA...
Making and Taking My Own Steps

Making and Taking My Own Steps

I worked the ACA Twelve Steps in a “fast” group in the first year I joined ACA. The experience was invaluable, opening my eyes to the big picture of intergenerational trauma and my childhood. Each time I worked a step in the yellow workbook, I wrote Tony A’s version...
Restored to Feeling

Restored to Feeling

Step Two is an action statement. When feelings do not exist: “We do not miss what we do not know is possible”, a member commented. Do “blanked out” states—lack of interest or desire—suggest that conditions diagnosed as depression or mood disorders may point to...
REPEATING PATTERN (RECOVERY & GROWTH)

REPEATING PATTERN (RECOVERY & GROWTH)

Ask for help. Attend a meeting. Serenity prayer. Admit and embrace my powerlessness. Repeat again. Climb out of my comfort zone. Attend a meeting. Show up and participate. Admit and embrace my powerlessness. Release my illusion of control. Climb out of my comfort...
Step One Is Not A One-Time Only Step

Step One Is Not A One-Time Only Step

Wishful thinking isn’t prayer. I have discovered limits, if I have worked Step One. No matter how passionately I may have hoped I could get away with it—not suffer consequences—I have admitted I am powerless over alcohol or drugs, no matter who is using them. When...
Le Villian Petit Canard

Le Villian Petit Canard

D’après mon conseiller spirituel, l’« ego » est la somme de nos croyances internes, enfouies dans notre âme. Elles sont devenues inconscientes : une sorte de réflexe pour le vilain petit canard que j’ai été conditionnée à être. Voilà pourquoi 4ème et 10ème étapes sont...
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