How to answer your own question

A lot of people in recovery, when they have a problem, forget that they have a programme and immediately contact someone with the raw unprocessed problem, then ask that person to process it for them. People who are super new in recovery obviously can't process problems themselves and need to be led through the analysis of the problem and the application of the programme, very systematically, and assuming no prior knowledge. Once a person has months, years, or decades in recovery, it's up to them to apply everything they have learned to problems that arise and seek input only where this proves inadequate. Here's how to do that: Have I prayed? For how long? Did I listen out for answers? Did I write them down? Did I implement them? Which Step can I apply to this? Which Tradition can I apply to this? Which Concept can I apply to this? Which passage(s) in the Big Book apply to this? Which passage(s) in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions apply to this? Which passage(s) from B

"I drank because of how it made me feel"

Being done + What next?

You'd better be further ahead

I hope I have been wrong

Fool's gold


Resentment is insanity

Before sunrise

Talking to drunks

The past and the present

Straight lines

The games we play: What do we pay these people for?

Step Four: Into the woods


How do I say it tactfully?

Don’t think about the solution: apply it

Don’t fake it to make it: real it to make it!

Many doors; one hall

Look for small buttons not big levers

Implement, don't negotiate.


So relax, already.

One programme at a time

First things first

What is honesty?

Low-Hanging Fruit!

Prayer and meditation. Why bother?

Is the programme individualised?

Theology and physics

Big Yellow Bus (II)

The story of the Little Porridge Pot


There are people ...

Why I'm not interested in micro-dosing etc.

Nice sponsors


Sponsorship: Honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness

I'm driving the big yellow bus


Staying busy & becoming fully self-supporting

I blew it!

... except when to do so would injure them or others

Removal of resentment

The role of the resentment inventory

Do I need to go to another fellowship?

Calling a sponsor - Protocol