Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome & agenda

    • Disclaimers

  2. 2
    • Alcohol statistics & Deaf people

    • Thought prompt 01 intro

    • Thought Prompt 01: What is alcoholism

  3. 3
    • Early history of alcoholism

    • Quiz 01 intro

    • Quiz 01

  4. 4
    • Handout: AA history timeline

    • Meet Bill W.

    • Reading assignment 01: "Chapter 1, Bill's Story" pp.1–8

    • Thought prompt 02 intro

    • Thought prompt 02: Bill's alcoholism

    • Bill's drive to be number 1

    • Bill learns his problem

    • Surely self-knowledge is the answer

    • Bill's second trip to Towns

    • Meet Lois

    • Fear sobers Bill up

    • Reading assignment 02 intro

    • Reading assignment 02a: "Chapter 1, Bill's Story" pp.8–16

    • Reading assignment 02b: "Foreword to Second Edition" pp.xv–xvii

    • Meet Ebby

    • The spiritual solution & program of action

    • Bill's white-light spiritual experience

    • Service keeps Bill sober

    • Bill goes to Akron

    • Meet Dr. Bob

    • What is needed to recover?

    • AA's founding

    • Quiz 02: Notable AA figures & dates

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    • 1. Spiritual malady

    • Handout: Big Book quotes: Spiritual malady

    • Thought prompt 03 intro

    • Thought prompt 03: AA's conception of a spirituality

    • 2. Physical allergy

    • The physical allergy is what sets alcoholics apart

    • Handout: Big Book quotes: Physical allergy

    • Thought prompt 04 intro

    • Thought prompt 04: The physical allergy to alcohol

    • 3. Mental obsession

    • Handout: Big Book quotes: Mental obsession

    • Quiz 03 intro

    • Quiz 03: The 3 components of alcoholism

    • Quiz 04 intro

    • Quiz 04: Matching the 3 components of alcoholism

    • Review 01: 3 components of alcoholism

    • The alcoholism equation

    • Self-reflection

  6. 6
    • How the Big Book came about

    • Purpose of the Big Book

    • Handout: Big Book on the Big Book

    • How we will examine the steps

  7. 7
    • Handout: Step 1

    • Step 1: Powerlessness

    • Step 1: Unmanageability

    • Step 1: Being miserable & hitting bottom

    • Step 1: Directions

    • Translation: Step 1

  8. 8
    • Handout: Step 2

    • Step 2: Power

    • Step 2: Came to believe

    • Step 2: A Power greater than ourselves

    • Step 2: Sanity

    • Step 2: Directions

    • Translation: Step 2

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    • Handout: Step 3

    • Step 3: God as we understand God

    • Step 3: Interpreting "as we understood Him"

    • Step 3: Our own conception

    • Step 3: Our will and our lives

    • Step 3: Care & direction

    • Step 3: Decisions vs. resolutions

    • Step 3: Directions

    • Step 3: Third Step Prayer

    • Translation: Step 3

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    • Handout: Step 4

    • Step 4: A moral inventory

    • Step 4: Resentments

    • Step 4: Resentments column 1

    • Step 4: Resentments column 2 & prayer

    • Step 4: Selfish, dishonest, self-seeking, frightened

    • Step 4: Fears

    • Step 4: Sex conduct

    • Reading assignment 03: Now about sex

    • Step 4: Sex conduct directions

    • Translation: Step 4

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    • Handout: Step 5

    • Step 5: Admitting to...

    • Step 5: The exact nature of our wrongs

    • Step 5: Interpreting for a Fifth Step

    • Step 5: Being honest

    • Translation: Step 5

    • Step 5: Post instructions

    • Reading assignment 04: Step 5 post instructions

    • Step 5: May have to interpret a bit more

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    • Handout: Step 6

    • Step 6: Defects of character

    • Step 6: Directions

    • Translation: Step 6

  13. 13
    • Handout: Step 7

    • Step 7: Shortcomings

    • Step 7: Directions & prayer

    • Translation: Step 7

  14. 14
    • Handout: Step 8

    • Step 8: Amends don't mean sorry

    • Step 8: Made a list of people

    • Step 8: Became willing to make amends

    • Translation: Step 8

  15. 15
    • Handout: Step 9

    • Step 9: Direct amends

    • Step 9: Wherever possible

    • Step 9: Except when to do so...

    • Reading assignment 05: Steps 8 & 9

    • Step 9: Translation intro

    • Translation: Step 9

  16. 16
    • Handout: Step 10

    • Step 10: Taking personal inventory

    • Step 10: Prayer

    • Translation: Step 10

  17. 17
    • Handout: Step 11

    • Step 11: Improve conscious contact

    • Step 11: Prayer & meditation

    • Step 11: Praying for knowledge...

    • Translation: Step 11

  18. 18
    • Handout: Step 12

    • Step 12: Spiritual awakening

    • Reading assignment 06: Appendix II

    • Step 12: As the result of these steps...

    • Step 12: Carry this message

    • Step 12: In all our affairs

    • Translation: Step 12

    • Congratulations!

  19. 19
    • Speaker meetings

    • Step & Tradition/Big Book step study meetings

    • Call-up meetings

    • Topic/Discussion meetings

    • Business meetings/Group conscience meetings

    • Workshops

    • Round-ups

    • Conventions

    • Open vs Closed meetings

  20. 20
    • Introductions

    • Sobriety

    • Home group

    • Sponsorship

    • Typical introductions

  21. 21
    • Story timeline

    • Early drinking

    • Problem drinking & hitting bottom

    • The turning point

    • Coming to AA

  22. 22
    • The Serenity Prayer

    • Translation: Serenity Prayer

    • AA Preamble

    • Translation: AA Preamble

    • Third Step Prayer

    • Translation: Third Step Prayer

    • Seventh Step Prayer

    • Translation: Seventh Step Prayer

    • Chapter 5, How It Works

    • Reading assignment 07: How It Works

    • Signing the numbered steps

    • Resource: Signing the numbered steps

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    • Thought prompt: Your thoughts now

    • Online Resources

    • Thank you

    • Feedback and Obtaining CEUs

    • Share your Feedback