Frequent question: What are the four horsemen in Alcoholics Anonymous?

HORSEMEN in Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. Momentarily we did — then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen — Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair.

What are the 4 Horsemen in AA?

Momentarily we did—then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen—Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair.

What are the Bedevilments?

We have all heard of the horsemen on page 151: “terror, bewilderment, frustration, despair.” There is a rather interesting list on page 52 that is referred to as “…these bedevilments.” If you count them there are eight: (1) “We were having trouble with personal relationships; (2) we couldn’t control our emotional …

What page is a vision for you on in the big book?

Chapter 11 in the Big Book, A Vision for You, provides a summary of a remarkably similar plan of action in the lives of alcoholics. Before I sobered up for good, I had spent almost ten years in and out of the program. Each time I drank again, I felt more and more isolated.

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What do the AA chips mean?

AA chips are small, round tokens that are given to people in recovery. They signify how long a person has been sober and serve as a physical reminder to take one day at a time. Although AA sobriety chips are not a mandatory part of the 12-Step Program, it’s a common practice to use them and it’s a part of AA culture.

What is a vision for you about?

“A Vision for You” describes the manner in which things grew exceedingly worse as our drinking intensified: “The less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself. As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down.

What does the big book say about worry?

It means release from care, boredom and worry. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. We don’t worry about them if we can honestly say to ourselves that we would right them if we could. He told how he lived in constant worry about those who might find out about his alcoholism.

What are the 9th step promises?

The Ninth Step Promises

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

How many times is God mentioned in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous?

The big book, Alcoholics Anonymous, sometimes described as the A.A. bible, has three hundred references to the Higher Power. One member spent a Christmas Day counting them. Six of the Twelve Steps refer to God. The official magazine, The Grapevine, unhesitatingly refers to the Higher Power as God.

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What are the 3rd step promises?

Third Step Promises

We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well. Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs.

Is Alcoholics Anonymous based on Christianity?

AA is Based on Religion

Founders of AA were members of a fundamentalist Protestant Christian movement, the Oxford Group. Its members “practiced absolute surrender, guidance by the Holy Spirit, sharing in fellowship, life changing faith, and prayer.

What is the 7th Step Prayer?

The Seventh Step Prayer is as follows: “My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding.

What is AA serenity prayer?

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.

What are the AA chips milestones?

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.

What does a white AA chip mean?

One of the chips may be called a “white chip,” “surrender chip,” or “24-hour chip.” This chip is for anyone new or returning to A.A. interested in giving sobriety a chance for 24 hours. The meeting may also leave time to see who is available to sponsor by a show of hands.

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What do you say to someone celebrating sobriety?

Here are some statements that you can use to provide positive reinforcement:

  • “I’m so proud of you”
  • “I’m so happy to see you taking care of yourself”
  • “You are so strong”
  • “I’m happy that you’re doing well”
  • “You are inspiring”
  • “You deserve to be happy”
  • “You are deserving of a happy and healthy life”
  • “Keep on fighting”


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