Extremely inspiring and timely, one of my favorite AA speakers, Charlie P. shares his story and tells how and unusual and incredible experience woke him up in a moment of clarity and inspired him to the Path of Spiritual Recovery laid out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. He has a great sense of humor, an articulate style, and most importantly an experience that should inspire everyone who listens!
This tape is part of a workshop with Charlie, Katie (his wife), and Chris R. from Texas. You can find that workshop here: http://youtu.be/jsqtwqMnL7s
From the book Alcoholics Anonymous: “In spite of the great increase in the size and span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal. Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.”
What is the Twelve Step Model? How is it a “treatment for alcoholism” or “alcohol abuse?”
From Wikipedia: “A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles (accepted by members as ‘spiritual principles,’ based on the approved literature) outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, the Twelve Steps were first published in the book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism in 1939. The method was then adapted and became the foundation of other twelve-step programs. Twelve-step methods have been adopted to address a wide range of substance-abuse and dependency problems.”
You can find out more at: http://www.aa.org – Alcoholics Anonymous Official Site (And as should be blatantly obvious, we are in no way affiliated with them or any other 12 step program. We are just looking to provide hope to those suffering from alcoholism or addiction.)
“Addiction treatment” WORKS! There is addiction help out there and “addiction recovery” is possible. If you are battling “alcohol addiction” there are people who know EXACTLY what it is like!
It is important to note there are several ways for one to address his or her “alcohol abuse treatment.” “Substance abuse” is a very serious condition. Many need inpatient stays or counseling. The importance and purpose of this video, and all our other videos, is to show that recovery IS possible and to give hope to those who are struggling with substance abuse issues. Help IS out there!
From the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: “Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.”
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