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12 Steps to a Slip
Every slip has it's beginnings -
know YOUR danger points!
- Start missing meetings for any
reason, real or imaginary.
- Become critical of the methods used
by other members, who may not agree with you in everything.
- Nurse the idea that someday, somehow,
you can drink again and become a controlled drinker.
- Let the other fellow do the 12th Step
work in your group. You are too busy.
- Become conscious of your A.A "Seniority" and
view every new member with skeptical and jaundiced eye.
- Become so pleased with your own views
of the program, that you
consider yourself an "Elder Statesman."
- Start a small clique within your own
group, composed of only a few members who see eye to eye with you.
- Tell the new member in confidence
that you yourself do not take certain of the 12 steps seriously.
- Let your mind dwell more and more on
how much you are helping others rather than on how much A.A. program is helping you.
- If an unfortunate member has a slip,
drop him at once.
- Cultivate the habit of borrowing
money from other members, then stay away from the meetings to avoid
- Look upon the 24 hour plan as a vital
thing for new members, but not for yourself. You have outgrown the need
of that long ago.
How To Stay
Clean And Sober
Mistaken Beliefs About Relapse
Experience, Strength and Hope
A Relapse Prevention Workbook for Women