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The 12 Steps of AA (for Dummies)

The 12 Steps of AA (for Dummies)

A Breakdown of the Steps! By: Tim Myers Step One: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.” For Dummies: I can’t stop drinking and it’s impossible for me to do anything without messing up. I try to stop but next thing I...
Happy Birthday to the Big Book!

Happy Birthday to the Big Book!

Happy 76th Birthday! Just a few days ago, April 10th to be exact, the Big Book celebrated its 76th birthday! How cool is that? One of the most influential books of all time (if I do say so myself!) has been around for over seventy-five years. It’s helped millions of...
The Science Behind AA

The Science Behind AA

Spirituality & Science…Together? We all know that AA and other twelve-step fellowships work. Most women in long-term recovery are living, breathing, and awesome proof of it! What we don’t know, though, is why AA works. Let me clarify, we don’t know scientifically...
How Do You Switch Sponsors?

How Do You Switch Sponsors?

My Experience Switching Sponsors My first sponsor had around six months when she started taking me through the twelve-steps. Despite not having a ton of time, she’d been through her steps, had a spiritual experience, and was ready to spread a message of hope and...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Fifteen Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Fourteen Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Thirteen Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

The 10th Step Promises

Written By: Fiona Stockard What are the 10th Step Promises? Much like the ninth step promises, the tenth step promises are a section of the Big Book where recovering alcoholics are promised peace and recovery from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. Sounds...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Twelve Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

The 9th Step Promises

Written By: Fiona Stockard What are the 9th Step Promises? The ninth step promises are a section of the Big Book where recovering alcoholics are promised certain things. I like the sound of that! Remember though, these promises only apply to alcoholics working the...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Eleven Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Ten Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Nine Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

Meeting Makers Make It?

Written By: Fiona Stockard Articles are the sole work of the individual author and do not express the opinion of Sobriety for Women. Meeting Makers Make It Meeting makers make it is my least favorite phrase in AA. There I said it! If you’re anything like me, you’ve...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Eight Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Seven Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

Big Book Thumper: Work Steps or Die!

Written By: Fiona Stockard Hardcore Sobriety I was lucky enough to get sober with a bunch of Big Book thumpers. Actually, scratch that, I don’t know if I’d have gotten sober without them. Really, I was graced enough to be given the gift of sobriety from a bunch of Big...

Faith Facts Friday with Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Basic Text Broken Down – Part Six Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other recover from drug and alcohol addiction. It was founded in July of 1953, just celebrated its sixty-first anniversary, and...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Six Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

Faith Facts Friday with Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Basic Text Broken Down – Part Five Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other recover from drug and alcohol addiction. It was founded in July of 1953, just celebrated its sixty-first anniversary, and...

Faith Facts Friday With Fiona

Written By: Fiona Stockard The Big Book Broken Down – Part Five Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who help each other to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in June of 1935, just celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary, and...

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