September 4, 2008
Words: 1. recovered 2. seemingly 3. precisely 4. authentication
Writing Assignment: What is your vision of being recovered from a seemingly
hopeless state of mind and body?
September 11, 2008
Words: 1. anonymous 2. avocation 3. afflicted 4. helpful 5. estimate
Writing assignment: Bill W. had to go to treatment for his alcoholism three times before he was able to stay sober and contribute to others. Write a brief history of your recovery journey up to this point. Write about what you have learned, from your recovery history, which you now need to do on a daily basis to stay sober.
September 18, 2008
Words: 1. epoch 2. compulsion 3. obsession 4. allergy 5. altruistic
Writing assignment: Do you believe that the body is as sick as the mind? Share your experience.
September 25, 2008
Words: 1. recovered 2. cured 3. choice 4. synthetic 5. chronic
Writing Assignment: 1. Do you believe in your fellowship? Why? 2. Do you believe still more in the Power (God) which pulls chronic alcoholics (addicts) back from the gates of death. Why?
October 2, 2008
Words: 1. Chronic 2. phenomenon 3. craving 4. temperate 5. frothy 6. suffices 7. ideals 8. altruistic
Writing assignment: We believe, and so suggested a few years ago, that the action of alcohol on these chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy; Do you believe this statement? What is your experience?
These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; Do you believe this statement? What is your experience?
October 9, 2008 –no workshop
October 16, 2008
Words: 1. essentially 2. sensation 3. elusive 4. injurious 5. differentiate 6. impunity 7. succumbed 8. phenomenon
Writing assignment: pg. 4 Doctors opinion, last paragraph ‘To them, their alcoholic life seems the only normal one. They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks………
Write about your experience with feeling restless, irritable and discontented before you used your particular drug before you came into recovery.
Write about your experience with feeling restless, irritable and discontented after you entered recovery.
Write about letting go of feeling restless, irritable and discontented and becoming joyful, contented, and serene, and what you are willing to do to reach this goal.