Alcoholics Anonymous - The Primary Purpose Group Elmira, NY


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“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol...”

The Doctor's Opinion pp. xxiii-xxx

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“...that our lives had become unmanageable.”

Chapter 3: More About Alcoholism pp. 30-43

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“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves...”

“...could restore us to sanity.”

Chapter 4: We Agnostics pp. 44-57

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

Chapter 5: How It Works pp. 58-64

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“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Resentment

Chapter 5: How It Works pp. 64-67

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“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Fear

Chapter 5: How It Works pp. 67-68

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“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Sex

Chapter 5: How It Works pp. 68-71

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

Chapter 6: Into Action

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

Chapter 6: Into Action

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“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”

pp. 76.

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

Chapter 6: Into Action

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

Chapter 6: Into Action pp. 76-84

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

Chapter 6: Into Action pp. 84-85

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“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.”

Chapter 6: Into Action pp. 85-88

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“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics...”

Chapter 7: Working with Others pp. 89-96

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“...and to practice these principles in all our affairs.”

Chapter 7: Working with Others pp. 96-103

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