Step 10 is: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.”
Here is a little about David A in his own words: “My name is David. I got sober through the BI\ig Book of AA and the "Back to Basics- Beginner Meetings" of Wally P. I have been sober from drugs and alcohol since October 23rd, 2013. Since then I have also entered into sex recovery, sober since july 25th 2020. My primary "S"-programs are PAA/SAA, but have found much support and truth in SA, as well as help from SLAA. I have also found much help in my life from ACA and OA. Living in steps 10,11 and 12, and the yardsticks of the 4 absolutes, permit me an ever-growing and deepening relationship with a higher power who loves me unconditionally. This helps keep me sober and teaches me to view myself and others with love--not to be confused with lack of boundaries or people-pleasing.
Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. Speakers from our past meetings have represented many fellowships and identify with addictions with such variety of alcoholism, drugs, food, sex, gambling, theft, just to name a few.
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A quick disclaimer. While we hope that these episodes will be helpful to both sponsors and sponsees alike. The next 12 weeks of episodes are NOT intended to replace the necessity of working with a sponsor through the Steps. We will not be “working the steps” in these meetings. They are meant only to be a supplement and informative reference on what the Steps mean and why they are important to the individuals speaking about them.
Resources from this meeting:
Big Red Book ACA
Big Book of AA
Big Book Awakening
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Pornography Addicts Anonymous
Sex Addicts Anonymous
Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/3RIjKXs This song is used with the permission of Cory Ellsworth.