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Step One

 

"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable."

 

1. Is just an admission of our powerlessness enough?

 

2. Who cares to admit complete defeat?

 

3. Is the Admission of powerlessness the first step to liberation?

 

4. What is the Relationship of humility to sobriety?

 

5. What is the Relation of Mental obsession and physical allergy?

 

6. Why must every Person hit a personal bottom?

 

Step Two

 

"Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."

 

1. What can we believe in?

 

2. Does A.A demand belief in anything in order to get sober?

 

3. Are the Twelve Steps only suggestions to live by?

 

4. How Important is an open mind to recovery?

 

5. What are the Varieties of ways we can use to find faith?

 

6. Can we Substitute A.A. for our Higher Power?

 

7. What are the Problems of intellectuality and self-sufficiency?

 

8. What is the relationship to positive and negative thinking in recovery?

 

9. Is defiance is an outstanding characteristic of alcoholics

 

10. Is Step Two a rallying point to sanity and recovery?

 

 

Step Three

 

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood  Him."

 

1. How is Step Three like the opening of a locked door?

 

2. How or why should we let God into our lives?

 

3. How is willingness the key to open the door?

 

4. Is dependence upon God and fellowship a means to independence?

 

5. What are the dangers of self-sufficiency in recovery?

 

6. What does turning our will over to a Higher Power mean?

 

7. How did we misuse our willpower in recovery?

 

Step Four

 

"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."

 

1. How can our instincts exceed their proper function in recovery?

 

2. Why is Step Four an effort to discover all our assets and liabilities?

 

3. What are the basic problems of extremes in instinctive drives?

 

4. How can a misguided moral inventory result in guilt, grandiosity, or blaming others?

 

5. How is our self-justification of things dangerous in recovery?

 

6. How does willingness to take inventory brings light and new confidence in us

 

7. In what way is Step Four a beginning of lifetime practices in recovery?

 

8. Why do we need an inventory review of all our relationships?

 

9. Why is thoroughness so important in doing this fourth step?

 

Step Five

 

"Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs."

 

1. Why is Step Five necessary to sobriety and peace of mind in recovery??

 

2. Is step five considered a confession an ancient discipline?

 

3. Why is a fearless admission of all our defects important to our sobriety?

 

4. What do we receive from Step Five?

 

5. Do we get the beginning of true kinship with man and God?

 

6. Do we lose a sense of isolation?

 

7. Do we receive forgiveness and give it

 

8. Do we learn humility?

 

9. Do we gain honesty and realism about ourselves?

 

10. What is the real necessity for complete honesty with another human being?

 

11. What are the biggest dangers of rationalization?

 

12. How do we choose the right person to confide in for this step

 

13. Are the results of this step true tranquility and consciousness of God, as we understand Him?

 

14. In what way does this oneness with God and man prepares us to follow the Steps?

 

 

Step Six

 

"Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."

 

How necessary is Step Six to our spiritual growth?

 

Is this step the beginning of a lifetime job in recovery?

 

How do we recognize the difference between striving for an objective and perfection?

 

Why must we keep trying to remove our defects of character?

 

Why is our being ready to have them removed all-important

 

What actions is necessity to complete our goals in this step

 

How and why is delay dangerous in working on theses goals?

 

At what Point do we abandon our limited objectives and move toward God's will for us?

 

Step Seven

 

"Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."

 

1. What is humility?

 

2. What can it mean to us?

 

3. How is this The Avenue to true freedom of the human spirit?

 

4. Is Step Seven a necessary aid to our survival?

 

5. What is the real value of letting go of our egos?

 

6. How is failure and misery transformed by humility?

 

7. How do we gain strength from our weaknesses?

 

8. Is pain the real admission price for this new life?

 

9. Is Self-centered fear the chief activator of all our defects?

 

10. Is Step Seven a change in attitude that permits us to move out of ourselves toward God?

 

Step Eight

 

"Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all."

 

1. Is this Step concerned with personal relations with others and us?

 

2. Is reluctance to forgive an Obstacle?

 

3. Is non-admission of wrongs to others an Obstacle?

 

4. Is purposeful forgetting an Obstacle?

 

5. Is Necessity of exhaustive survey of past an Obstacle?

 

6. Is deepening insight results from thoroughness an Obstacle

 

7. What kinds of harm done to others have we been avoiding?

 

8. Do we resort to extreme judgments of others or ourselves?

 

9. Do we take the objective view on wrongs we did or were done to us?

 

10. In what way is Step Eight the beginning of the end of isolation for us?

 

Step Nine

 

"Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would  injure them or others."

 

1.  Why is a tranquil mind a requisite for good judgment of us?

 

 2. In what ways is good timing important in making our amends?

 

 3. What is Courage?

 

 4. Does prudence mean taking calculated chances in making amends?

 

 5. Do our amends begin when we join the program?

 

 6. Why do we think peace of mind can be bought at the expense of others?

 

 7. How important is our need for discretion in taken step nine?

 

8. Are we ready to take consequences of our past mistakes?

 

9. Are we ready to now take responsibility for well-being of others?

 

Step Ten

 

"Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it."

 

1. Can we stay sober and keep emotional balance under all conditions?

 

2. When does self-searching becomes a regular habit for us?

 

3. Can we admit, accept, and patiently correct defects of the present?

 

4. How can we avoid an emotional hangover?

 

5. Was your past settled with in steps four thru nine?

 

6. Can you now meet the present challenges of living in today?

 

7. Why is anger, resentment, Jealousy, envy, self-pit, hurt pride so important to overcome?

 

8. Did they all led us back to the bottle again or just some of them?

 

9. Is self-restraint our first objective to living this new life?

 

10. What insurance do we now have against "big-shot-ism”?

 

11. Why is it important to look at credits as well as debits?

 

12. How do we examine our motives in doings things differently?

 

Step Eleven

 

"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we

understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

 

1. In What way are Meditation and prayer main channels to our Higher Power?

 

 2. What is the Connection between self-examination and meditation and prayer?

 

 3. In what way is this an unshakable foundation for our lives?

 

 4. How shall we meditate?

 

5. Does Meditation have any boundaries as to how or when?

 

6. How can we make this an individual adventure into recovery?

 

 7. How does this affect our emotional balance in our newfound lives?

 

8. What about prayer?

 

 9. How is daily prayer and meditation the seeking of understanding God's will and grace?

 

10. Are the Actual results of prayer beyond question?

 

11. What are the Rewards of meditation and prayer?

 

Step Twelve

 

"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."

 

1. Is Joy of living the real theme of the Twelfth Step?

 

2. How is Action its keyword to your recovery?

 

 3. Is the step all Giving that asks no reward?

 

4. What price tag can anyone put on love?

 

5. What is spiritual awakening?

 

6.  Is a new state of consciousness and well being we receive a free gift?

 

7. Are we now ready to give back to the fellowship to receive this free gift?

 

8. What are all the rewards we receive when trying to help other alcoholics?

 

9. What are the different kinds of Twelfth Step work we can do?

 

10. What are the biggest problems of our Twelfth Step work?

 

11. What about the practice of these principles in all our affairs?

 

12. How do monotony, pain, and calamity turned to good use by practice of Steps?

 

13. What are all the difficulties of practicing the twelfth step?

 

14. Why is growing spiritually the answer to all our problems today?

 

15. Just how do we place spiritual growth first over everything else?

 

 16. How necessary is dependence upon God to recovery of alcoholics?

 

17. What does our practicing these principles in all our affairs mean?