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The Nodding Steps

  Step 6, the first of the Nodding Steps: I found after the cathartic release of completing (if we ever complete anything) the 5th step with my sponsor, that I was eager to move on to make my amends list and the direct amends to persons I had harmed. I only had one or two […]

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Safeguarding Standards in AA Fellowship: June 2018

The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous (Great Britain) Limited Safeguarding Standards in AA Fellowship: June 2018 Background The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous (Great Britain) Limited (the General Service Board) is a charitable company, with registered charity number 226745. The members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) support each other in self-regulating groups (the AA […]

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12 questions for a 4th Step

1. Who am I? 2. What do I want? 3. What do I not want? 4. What behavior of mine helps me reach what I want? 5. What behavior of mine does not help me reach what I want? 6. What behavior of mine helps build relationships with others? 7. What behavior of mine harms […]

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CER Secretary: The Second Time Round

In September of 2008, I attended my first CER meeting at the urging of the then CER Treasurer, Greg H. At that time, the procedure for nomination to service positions was for each person in the room to answer two questions: “Are you qualified?” and “Are you willing?” As we went around the room, lots […]

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