What does the Big Book say about complacency?
Complacency is one of the greatest warning signs that we may be heading toward relapse. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous explains, “It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe. We are not cured of alcoholism.
What do you say to coins out?
5 Positive Things to Say When Handing Someone Their AA Sobriety Chips
- I Am Proud of Who You Are. It’s easy to get entrenched in the glamor of alcohol with how effectively the industry has marketed itself.
- I Admire Your Strength.
- I Am Here.
- Keep It Up.
- Speak from the Heart.
What AA says about hope?
Hope is what tells other people in the room that they, too, can recover. Recovery should be an all inclusive experience which allows each individual to discover what works for them to support their recovery and what does not. AA is not for everyone, but works for millions of people.
What does keep it simple mean in AA?
We’ve all heard the phrase “Keep It Simple.” In an over-complicated world, the concept holds more and more allure. It refers, quite simply, to the streamlined beauty of approaching an issue with little speculation or embellishment. Things that are simple are easy to understand and to do.
What does AA say about the past?
Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt. So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making.”
What is a coin out ceremony?
In contrast to the traditional graduation ceremony known as “coining out,” our coining in ceremony serves as a welcoming to the Futures’ family, and an invitation to engage in all that a life in recovery has to offer.
What color is a 90 day AA chip?
Various colors are assigned to various lengths of sobriety. Typically, A.A. chips include: white to start or renew a commitment to sobriety; yellow for 30 days; red for 90 days; blue for six months; green for nine months; and a bronze chip for one or more years.