The Steps We Took

Step. 11 is the culmination of all the other Steps. We have taken all the other
Steps to lead us to this Step. Step 1 had to be taken so we could take Step 2—
because we couldn't see the solution until we understood the problem. These two
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The Steps We Took

The words of this book’s title are said aloud every day by thousands of people meeting together to help each other recover from addiction.s the addictions may be to alcohol or cocaine, gambling or food, violence or sex, but the path to recovery is the same. The exciting thing about the Twelve Steps is that they teach us how to live. Once we know the design of living and the principles of living a successful life, we find that we not only get over the problems we see, but we avoid many other problems we would have had. To me, the miracle is that all this was boiled down into twelve simple Steps that anybody can apply. This is a book of plain-spoken wisdom for people with addictions and people who love them. Joe McQ has been a student of the Twelve Steps for more than three decades. He, like tens of thousands of others, lives them every day, one day at a time. In The Steps We Took, Joe takes us through them, one Step at a time, and helps us understand how they work-and how they can change our lives.

Here Are The Steps We Took How to Complete the 12 Steps of

Here Are The Steps We Took—How to Complete the 12 Steps of A.A. in Eight Sessions offers members of Alcoholics Anonymous a simple step study guide by highlighting excerpts from the main text of the Big Book and providing an eight week ...

Here Are The Steps We Took  How to Complete the 12 Steps of


Carry This Message

Carry This Message addresses McQ's concern that sponsors have lost some skills in working with alcoholics.

Carry This Message

As an internationally respected teacher and lecturer on the Twelve Step method introduced by Alcoholics Anonymous, Joe McQ knows that sponsorship is a key construct for the success of the program because it involves moving a person through the Twelve Step process to recovery. Carry This Message addresses McQ's concern that sponsors have lost some skills in working with alcoholics.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics


The 20 Most Misunderstood Misinterpreted Mistakes

So we find ourselves at a turning point; hopeless desperation, no fight left – we
ask God for help and completely abandon ourselves to this process. One very
powerful sentence; “Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a
program ...

The 20 Most Misunderstood  Misinterpreted  Mistakes

After traveling the world doing workshops on the steps and Big Book studies for over twenty years, Danny has realized how many people have no real understanding of the program of recovery. The national recovery rate of 15 percent success is a far cry from the statistics of 75 percent presented in the Big Book. This book outlines the most common mistakes and misunderstandings that happen daily with the recovering population. If you want a new understanding of the 12-Step Program, this book is a must-read.

A Father s Grief

Every day we climb the staircase of grief never knowing how many steps we will
have to take that day. Sometimes it seems the steps we are taking are always
going down. There are days I think of all the other steps that have taken my family
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A Father s Grief

As a healthcare professional, I am with families at some of the lowest moments of their lives. During my time with the Benton family, I witnessed an outpouring of love that was like no other. While caring for Lindsay, our team was touched and forever changed. Mr. Bentons blog has given me a chance to glimpse into his heart and know that I now have a different perspective from which to base the care I offer to patients and their families in the Intensive Care Unit. Neta A. Greenlief, RN, BSN, NE-BC After caring for Lindsay and her family, I found my passion in nursing. Researching and learning ways to allow for medical teams to better connect with their patients and families has become my calling as a nurse. I want all patients and their families to feel that their medical team is not only caring for them but also standing beside them through this journey. Lindsay has inspired me to find ways to see this goal through. Elizabeth Mills, RN, BSN, CCRN Mr. Benton, Your blogs gave great insight and truly show how our love for our children endure forever! Through you, I saw a fathers love grow to the point it poured over into the hearts of others who never even met Ms.Lindsay. What a tremendous testimony Lindsay left for us all! Rodney Pilson, Family Care Coordinator Carolina Donor Services I was one of the nurses privileged to care for Lindsay. The most profound impact for me was Lindsays entire family. The family was the best I have seen in my career and that strength lasted through the entire week of Lindsays stay in my unit. They impressed me with their unity, love and support for one another. That love was like nothing I had ever seen in such a dark time. They drew me into their family and kept me there. This love for me was a guide in reaching out to my own family that had kept themselves at a distance from me and for this I owe a debt of gratitude to Lindsays family. Lindsay was a loved, blessed young lady to have the parents, step-parents, brother and extended family that she had. Deani Gaskins, RN Im not very good at putting my thoughts in words which is what I so appreciate about your blog your words are healing & touches the deepest part of my heart. The learning to live the rest of our lives without our children with us here on earth is more than I thought I would be able to bear but here I am almost 14 years later, living, remembering, loving my daughter that is living and finding joy amongst the tears remembering my sweet boy. Diane English Hutchens

Recovery Twelve Simple Steps to a Life Beyond Addiction

They wanted other alcoholics to know how they had done it so that, if they wanted
, they could do it too. They wrote, 'These are the steps we took ...' If you take the
steps we took you can arrive where we are. They didn't say anyone had to.

Recovery   Twelve Simple Steps to a Life Beyond Addiction

Are you sick and tired of being addicted? Do you want to recover but think the 12-Step programme is not for you because you don’t believe in God? This book presents a new version of the Steps which is simple and do-able by everyone, whether they have a particular faith or not. Research now proves beyond doubt that the 12-Step programme is a way to long-term recovery, so if you are suffering from addiction, or are a GP who knows your addicted patient needs more support than you can provide, this book is for you. Lynden Finlay has over twenty years’ experience both in addictions counselling and personally recovering from addictions herself, working closely with the Twelve Steps programme during that time. Over the years she has seen many residents benefit from this version which has at its heart not a focus on God, but on the healing power of one addict helping another.

Gangsters Anonymous 12 Steps and 12 Traditions

We accept our gangster mentality and life the way it is. We become willing to do
whatever is necessary to stay crime free, even the things we don't like doing. Until
we took Step One, we were full of fear and doubt. At this point, many of us felt ...

Gangsters Anonymous 12 Steps and 12 Traditions

The 12 step Guide to crime free living. We are establishing improvements to the book Monthly as we vote for additions and deletions of material from our members. If you are a recovering member of Gangsters Anonymous and would like to have your story mentioned in our Gold Book please send your story to [email protected]

Prayer Steps to Serenity the Twelve Steps Journey

When we began to follow the God-given Program in The Twelve Steps, we met
others who had found relief and recovery one Step at a time, one day at ... With
God's help, we took a Twelve Steps Journey to serenity, joy, and lasting
happiness.

Prayer Steps to Serenity the Twelve Steps Journey

Based on reader feedback to his original volume published in 2004, Parkhurst offers a revised edition with 12 new readings on the Serenity Prayer and how each part of the prayer corresponds with the 12 Step Program.

Teacher Teams That Get Results

Building off what we do well, what are one to three next steps we want to take to
expand or sustain our successes? We can also use these steps we took getting
to the success as a framework for the next steps we take. 5. Do some whole-
group ...

Teacher Teams That Get Results

A comprehensive set of tools for achieving lasting results and sustaining a professional learning community! To help sustain the ongoing success of professional learning communities, this comprehensive resource provides an illustrated collection of ready-to-use tools and examples of plans in action for results-oriented faculty and staff meetings. Demonstrating how to use each of the 61 strategies, the authors show you how to: Create a growth-oriented climate that encourages feedback and builds trust Share knowledge and skills to expand and optimize results Build resilience, develop creative solutions, and manage change Determine priorities and create excellence when setting goals, tying data to practice, and analyzing results