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Alcoholics are sick people

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Published by Alcoholism publications in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alcoholism,
  • Alcoholism -- Treatment

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert V. Seliger, M.D., in collaboration with Victoria Cranford; edited by Harold S. Goodwin, B.A.
    ContributionsCranford, Victoria, joint author., Goodwin, Harold S., ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC367 .S4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p.
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL29136M
    LC Control Numbersg 45000151
    OCLC/WorldCa1004615

    We are also likely to be victimised in the workplace, where alcoholic bosses "will accuse their most efficient subordinates of incompetence and, as has been shown, alcoholics with persecutorial and investigative authority will attack the innocent with all the power at their command," Graham warns. Love and tolerance of others is our code. Sometimes painful but always rewarding, the incredible emotional and mental relief you will feel coupled with profound personal insight makes the fifth step a valuable exercise. In this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves.

    It should continue for a lifetime. Please keep my thought life clear from wrong motives and help me employ my mental faculties, that my thought-life might be placed on a higher plane, the plane of inspiration. Then help me to pocket my pride and go to it, illuminating every twist of character, every dark cranny of the past so I may complete this step and begin to feel near to you. We are in the world to play the role He assigns.

    For many who live in the insular world of AA, their form of giving back is recruiting other alcoholics back into the group, so they can experience the spiritual awakening from the steps, as well. So we had to get down to causes and conditions. We can exercise our will power along this line all we wish. This short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. They see its significance everywhere. They do this by tearing down innocent people through false accusations the most Machiavellian of the power symptoms.


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Alcoholics are sick people book

Image via Wikipedia Tolerance, Patience and Good Will We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people. The ideas of having intolerance, having impatience and not showing good will toward all men all fall back to a concept that I repeatedly go back too: Selfishness — self-centeredness!

13 Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

When these crop up in me, help me to immediately ask you to remove them from me and help me discuss these feelings with someone. Now about sex. Lord, show me how to demonstrate these principles to my family and all those about me.

We give these dangerous, sick people great power. With each step we take in the program of AA we deepen our real practical commitment to the program and to recovery. The alcoholic's chief characteristic is their desire to gratify their own booze soaked egos by destroying other people, Graham believes.

This is what the first passage we quoted from page 70 was describing: We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people. We were usually as definite as this example: We went back through our lives. Our liquor was but a symptom.

We took stock honestly. Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too.

This is not an overnight matter. Then help me to pocket my pride and go to it, illuminating every twist of character, every dark cranny of the past so I may complete this step and begin to feel near to you.

We avoid hysterical thinking or advice. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and mad. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone.

Notice that the word "fear" is bracketed alongside the difficulties with Mr. Has my relationship with a higher power changed as a result of working the fifth step? That may mean just being told not to do what he or she feels comfortable doing or may be as dramatic as spanking, but discomfort is part of the process.

My hope is that these prayers will provide a framework for you to develop your own or expand on the wording below. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.

It is the proper use of the will. Having persevered with the rest of the program, they wondered why they fell. One object is to disclose damaged or unsalable goods, to get rid of them promptly and without regret.

Jan, as she is known, was a best-selling author, lecturer, and counselor who was also married to an alcoholic. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. So we had to get down to causes and conditions.we received from living with sick people who were never there emotionally for us.

13) Alcoholism is a family disease; we became para-alcoholics and took on the characteristics of that disease even though we did not pick up the drink.

14) Para-alcoholics are reactors rather than actors. Tony A. The and More ™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only). Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 5, p. 38 There is the manic-depressive type, who is, perhaps, the least understood by his friends, and about whom a whole chapter could be written.

Alcoholics Anonymous, “The Doctor’s Opinion,” p. xxx (4th edition) The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking. Tradition 3. Oct 27,  · People who believe in the disease theory are dumb.

They can't help it, so we shouldn't mock them. You see, they don't have enough human insight. But don’t just take it from me. Check out what the “ Big Book” of AA Alcoholics Anonymous says about working step five: “We will be more reconciled to discussing ourselves with another person when we see good reasons why we should do so.

The best reason first: If. Jan 03,  · Alcoholics Anonymous Speaker Tapes - Subscribe to our channel for awesome xa speakers! "Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia.

We have it with us right here and now.