NOTE TO ALL BEFORE STARTING THIS STEP STUDY
This study outlines the process I use anytime someone (newcomer or not) asks me to teach them how to take the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. And as we all know, there are many ways to take someone through the Steps, but this is the process I use. One thing to note though, before I start ANYONE on Step 1, there is a little prep work we do before taking that Step:
- On our first sit down, I let them tell me their story. I do this for the primary reason, that I want to hear what they are (or think they are) bringing to the table and so I can being to qualify them as an alcoholic (which will be fleshed out in the #2 and #3 bullet point below).
- On the second sit down, we read together, “The Doctor’s Opinion.”
- On the third sit down, we read together, “More About Alcoholism.”
- On this sit down, once we are done reading, I take them to this page and explain how to use it to take Step 1.
Disclaimer: Again, this is only one man’s process and it’s not right or wrong, it’s just the process I have been using for so long as I have been sponsoring people. Use it – don’t use it, it’s completely up to you. It’s been my experience that using the setup above creates a strong foundation for sponsees to be able to jump in and begin taking the Steps. I wish you all the best (sponsor and sponsee alike) as you walk through taking our amazing Steps so you too, may experience the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism. May God bless your journey!