June 2015 Blog Posts (27)

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We have never called alcoholism a disease because, technically speaking, it is not a disease entity. For example, there is no such thing as heart disease. Instead there are many separate heart ailments, or combinations of them. It is something like that with alcoholism. Therefore we did not wish to get in wrong with the medical profession by pronouncing alcoholism a disease entity. Therefore we always called it an illness, or a…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 8, 2015 at 6:43am — No Comments

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Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the  self-will which has always blocked the entry of God - or, if you like, a Higher Power – into our lives. Faith, to be sure, is necessary, but faith alone can avail nothing. We can have faith, yet keep God out of our lives.

 

-- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 7, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

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This short word (fear) somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with it. It set in motion trains of circumstances which brought us misfortune we felt we didn’t deserve. But did not we, ourselves, set the ball rolling? Sometimes we think fear ought to be classed with stealing. It seems to cause more…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 6, 2015 at 7:09am — No Comments

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What sort of thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats time after time

the desperate experiment of the first drink? Friends who have reasoned

with him after a spree which has brought him to the point of divorce or

bankruptcy are mystified when he walks directly into a saloon.

Why does he? Of what is he thinking?

 

-- Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 5, 2015 at 6:02am — No Comments

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We know what you are thinking. You are saying to yourself: "I'm jittery 

and alone. I couldn't do that." 

But you can. You forget that you have just now tapped a source of 

power much greater than yourself.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 4, 2015 at 5:56am — No Comments

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The doctor said: "You have the mind of a chronic alcoholic. I have never seen one single case recover, where that state of mind existed to the extent that it does in you. Our friend felt as though the gates of hell had closed on him with a clang. He said to the doctor, "Is there no exception? "Yes," replied the doctor1, "there is.  Exceptions to cases such as yours…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 3, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments

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As you continue to work Step Ten in your life, you’ll see your character defects Become smaller and smaller. Your relationship with God as you understand God will become better and better. So will your relationships with your fellow human beings and with yourself.  And at long last you’ll have taken responsibility for your own behavior.

 

-- A Program for You, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 2, 2015 at 5:59am — No Comments

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