Bad Guys in AA - Recovered 411
Release Date: 05/21/2013
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188
I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.info_outline Self Care - Recovered 1187
Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.info_outline Loneliness - Recovered 1186
It is no more cowardly to use help in recovering from a drinking problem, than it is, to use a crutch if you have a broken leg. A crutch is a beautiful thing, to those who need it.info_outline First Things First - Recovered 1185
The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”info_outline Getting Rest - Recovered 1183
For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannotinfo_outline Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1181
Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.info_outline Smartphone Therapy - Recovered 1179
When we stopped drinking, we were told repeatedly to get A.A. people’s telephone numbers, and instead of drinking, to phone or text these people.info_outline Changing Routines - Recovered 1177
Some of us insist that it was never the availability of the beverage that led us to drink, any more than the immediate unavailability kept us from that drink we really wanted. We live in a drinking society and we cannot avoid the presence of alcoholic beverages forever.info_outline
Here is Chris Motl - is - ant - ti from the TV program the sopranos at his AA meeting
Chris is a lieutenant in the mob, Chris is Tony Soprano’s right hand man and is still very active in his criminal life
We all know about the sexual predator in AA. The guy who might be taking advantage of the most vulnerable.
Joe, your Initial thoughts?, how to spot how to avoid
What about the criminal? Still stealing and cheating.
What about the thug, the guy who can’t give up violence?
What about lures, white collar criminals, bigots, homophobes, etc?
When you encounter this type, how do you react? How do you protect yourself? What advice would you give?
What about the guy who had a criminal past, but wants to give it up? Do you treat this person different?
What has been your experience with this type?
Hat are red flags for the new guy?
What are common sense recommendations to stay safe?
What can we do to keep group safe?