Before, negativity seemed to be the absolute truth and positivity felt forced. Now I experienced a place where neither was very relevant.
At the beginning, I wasn’t sure if virtual meetings could work. Spirituality via Technology? It had never been done in AA.
I found a way to put my disease in remission, subject to my maintenance of the solution I found in my 12-step recovery program.
Reopening the economy during a pandemic is eroding a key AA tenet.
What is AA doing about the need for progress in improving our evidence-based understanding of the fundamental principles of recovery, so that we can bottle them up, so to speak, and get them to those still in need?
Researchers found that 12-step programs were particularly effective when used alongside and after professional treatment.
Thank you again for sharing, Toom. You said exactly the prompts I needed to say what I wanted to say. Now I am going to leave the meeting early with no explanation, in a very loud and disruptive manner.
When I’m on top of my 10th step game, it goes something like this: Sorry, my bad. How can I fix it? The apologies come easily, and I promptly follow up with offers to make up for all harms done. But I’m not always on top of my game.
The scientists at Yale liked what AA did, but they did not by any stretch think that AA was a cure-all for alcoholism. Neither, by the way, did Bill Wilson.
Having a high bottom can be more dangerous because it can go undetected for life. You can end up just living a soulless life.
The founders purposely left the door open for science to come into the realm of recovery, and unlike modern AA, they did not discount its potential importance when it came to helping people.