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Post Info TOPIC: Step 1 Questions from "Paths to Recovery: Al-Anon's Steps, Traditions and Concepts"


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Step 1 Questions from "Paths to Recovery: Al-Anon's Steps, Traditions and Concepts"



Stuff to think about..

1. Do I accept that I cannot change another person's drinking? Another person's behavior?

2. How do I recognize that the alcoholic is an individual with habits, characteristics and ways of reacting to daily happenings that are different from mine?

3. Do I accept that alcoholism is a disease? How does that change how I deal with a drinker?

4. How have I tried to change others in my life? What were the consequences?

5. What means have I used to get what I want and need? What might work better to get my needs met?

6. How do I feel when the alcoholic refuses to be and do what I want? How do I respond?

7. What would happen if I stopped trying to change the alcoholic or anyone else?

8. How can I let go of others' problems instead of trying to solve them?

9. Am I looking for a quick fix to my problems? Is there one?

10. In what situations do I feel excessive responsibility for other people?

11. In what situations do I feel shame or embarrassment for someone else's behavior?

12. What brought me into Al-Anon? What did I hope to gain at that time? How have my expectations changed?

13. Who has expressed concern about my behavior? Give examples.

14. How do I know when my life is unmanageable?

15. How have I sought approval and affirmation from others?

16. Do I say "yes" when I mean to say "no"? What happens to my ability to manage my life when I do this?

17. Do I take care of others easily, but find it difficult to care for myself?

18. How do I feel when life is going smoothly? Do I continually anticipate problems? Do I feel more alive in the the midst of a crisis?

19. How well do I take care of myself?

20. How do I feel when I am alone?

21. What is the difference between pity and love?

22. Am I attracted to alcoholics and other people who seem to need me to fix them? How have I tried to fix them?

23. Do I trust my own feelings? Do I know what they are?

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Starting to feel like I'm part of a survey...

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hey I have used this book to work the steps over and over, it is great !!!

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To me, all this says is.....

Let others live their lives and stop judging
Fix your own problems and become a healthier person by particpating in recovery


Dave - LOL I don't know why, but some of the things you say crack me up.



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I think... uuhhh...

I'll take that as a compliment?!?


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If you think I can crack you up... read the whole "Removed Post" started by Rosie... to me that's the "Thread of the Year." Drama and laughs all in one...

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It is a compliment. The removed post had me rolling on the floor! I was imagining the look on your face while receiving pm's.......like, geez....leave me alone. You guys are too funny.

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basically those step one ???s are "keep focus on me"....."myob"......detachment when powerless.....its a "give up" steps 1,2,3, all rolled into one survey....

i like to re-do the stuff...i get a new slant each time, b/c i am more healed each time.....

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hey let's work the steps, post the questions one at a time

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Vampedvixen,

Would you like to start a new thread with the first question?

Thank you,
Lisa

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I would, but Robin started it for me. She's helpful like that, hehe :)

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RobinKS wrote:

hey let's work the steps, post the questions one at a time




count me in!!!!



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