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Old 04-11-2004, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suggested Topics For Discusion Meetings

Suggested Topics For Discussion Meetings
Service Material from the General Service Office
GENERAL IDEAS



1. The Twelve Steps
Some groups discuss one Step a week. If there is a newcomer attending for the first time, the group may change the topic to focus on the first three Steps.


2. The Twelve Traditions
Following the conclusion of the Step meetings, some groups will discuss the Traditions so that, every thirteenth meeting the group focuses on a Tradition.


3. The Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous
Some groups discuss one chapter from the Big Book each week. Other groups read from the Big Book weekly and discuss each chapter as they go along.


4. Readings from As Bill Sees It can inspire sharing on discussion topics.



5. Living Sober also has many topics used by groups.


6. Some A.A. slogans can be used as topics—such as “Live and Let Live,� “Easy Does It,� “First Things First,� and “H.A.LT.� (Don’t get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired).




SOME SPECIFIC TOPICS


1. Acceptance

2. Attitude of gratitude

3. Belief in a Higher Power

4. Complacency

5. Contempt prior to investigation

6. Dependence

7. Fear

8. Forgiveness

9. Freedom through sobriety

10. Group inventory

11. Hope

12. Humility

13. Identification

14. Inadequacy

15. Inventory

16. Letting go of anger

17. Let’s be friendly with our friends

18. Living one day at a time

19. Making amends

20. Meditation

21. Open-mindedness

22. Participation and action

23. Patience and tolerance

24. Personal spiritual experience and spiritual awakening

25. Plan the action — not the result

26. Practice these principles in all our affairs

27. Principles before personalities

28. Projection — living in the wreckage of the future

29. Resentments

30. Responsibility pledge

31. Rigorous honesty

32. Serenity

33. Service

34. Sponsorship

35. Staying away from the first drink

36. Surrender

37. Three Legacies — Recovery, Unity and Service

38. Twelfth Stepping

39. Twelve Concepts

40. Understanding Anonymity

41. Ways of carrying the A.A. message

42. What is sobriety

43. Willingness

44. Working with others

Other topics may be found in the A.A. Grapevine monthly section on "Discussion Topics."


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