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A little ditty on the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous (DOCTOR BOB’S NIGHTMARE)

A little ditty on the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous (DOCTOR BOB’S NIGHTMARE) Why is Doctor Bob’s story always the first in the story section in all four editions of the Alcoholics Anonymous books? Dr. Bob Smith was the co-founder of the program. The date of the start of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous was marked on the day of Dr Bob’s last drink, June 10th 1935. It was a morning bottle of beer to calm the jitters so he could do a procedure that morning. Together Bill and Bob realized that in order to continue to stay sober they…

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (Into Action).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (Into Action). Now that we have made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to God as we understand him and have written down all the things that are blocking us, it is time for more action. The book states in many ways that faith without works is dead, and this program is not about thinking, or feeling, it is about doing. There is more work to do in order to be free from the insanity of alcoholism. What steps are covered in chapter 6? “Into Action” covers…

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous (How it Works).

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous(How it Works). Does this chapter explain the whole program? No, not the whole program. This chapter introduces the twelve steps, which is the whole program, followed by a breakdown of steps 3 and 4. Chapter 5 is very much an instructional chapter. It does start out with some strong statements such as; “Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path”. This statement suggests that if you follow the directions you will have success at this thing called sobriety. The first page states that even if someone…

A little ditty on the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous (We Agnostics).

A little ditty on the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous (We Agnostics). What is an Agnostic? The word broken down from Greek is, A meaning without, and gnosis meaning knowledge. So Agnostic means without knowledge. People tend to use Atheist and Agnostic as the same thing but they are not. An Agnostic is one without knowledge of God. In other words An Agnostic means one who does not know if God is or is not. Whereas an Atheist means one who believes there is no God at all. Why is there an entire chapter dedicated to this topic? As is…

A little ditty on the “Big Book” , Alcoholics Anonymous. (Where did it come from?)

A little ditty on the “Big Book”, Alcoholics Anonymous. (Where did it come from?) When and how did Alcoholics Anonymous come about? Alcoholics Anonymous was founded on June 10, 1935. This was the date of the second member, Dr Bob S’ last drink. His sobriety began a short time after a meeting with Bill W., the first founding member of AA, who at that time had six months without a drink. Bill was on a business trip that ended poorly. While pacing the hotel lobby Bill was tempted by the thought of going into the bar and maybe make new…

Step Two: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Step Two:  Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. After admitting powerlessness over Alcohol in step 1, there may be no other option for an alcoholic at this point other than step 2. Does this mean that I have to believe in God in order to take this step? Willingness is what is required to take this step. If you have no belief what so ever in a higher power or even if you believe in God but think that God no longer believes in you, this is all fine. All that is…

When You Discover That Your Daughter Is Failing College Because of Drugs and Alcohol

When your child leaves for college, you are still concerned about their grades and behavior. If you find out that a daughter is failing in her classes, then it is important to learn why. In many cases, college students make bad choices and become addicted to alcohol and drugs, requiring an intervention from parents. Types of Drug Treatment Available for College Students College students can enter substance abuse facilities that specialize in treating young adults. While parents cannot usually force an adult child to seek treatment for an addiction, it is possible to encourage your daughter to begin therapy as…

What is The Best Way To Qualify For a Scholarship To a Drug Rehab?

Any professional care can be expensive, from a yearly physical to immunizations. When it comes to paying for drug rehab, you might be short on funds. Between personal savings and some healthcare coverage, it’s possible to come close to the amount that you need to get sober. To bridge this financial gap, however, you should look into scholarships. In fact, there are drug-rehab scholarships that are available to nearly every individual. You simply need to be qualified to access these free funds. A Documented Financial Need Many available scholarships are based on financial need alone. Collect all of your income…

How Do Faith Based Organizations Help People Who Need Detox From Drugs and Alcohol?

Alcohol addiction runs rampant in the world today, and many people wonder what they can do to relieve themselves of the problem. A faith-based organization is one place that an addicted person can go to seek help for drug or alcohol abuse. Such an organization will have a slightly different approach to and view of addiction and recovery than the average recovery center will have. The following is some information on how a faith-based organization can help you or your loved one to escape from the bondage of alcohol and drug addiction: Faith-Based Beliefs The main belief that a faith-based…

I Have Health Insurance But I Can’t Afford My Out of Pocket For Drug Rehab

The mental health services provided through a qualified health plan are among the ten essential health benefits guaranteed by Obamacare. These services must be included in every health plan, and some do not require out of pocket expenses. Diagnosis testing and screenings can be at no charge to the consumer. The provider can decide to treat addiction treatment like other medical services and charge the same type of fees as it does for regular medical care. The co-insurance amount per doctor visit, for example, would be the same for addiction treatment. Provider’s choose the Approach The provider can decide the…