Are You an
to a Slip
12 Steps to a Slip
Every slip has a beginning - Know Your Danger Signals
- Start missing meetings for any reason, real or imaginary.
- Become critical of the methods used by other members, who may not agree with you in everything.
- Nurse the idea that someday, somehow, you can drink again and become a controlled drinker.
- Let the other fellow do the 12th Step work in your group. You are to busy.
- Become conscious of your A/C "Seniority" and view every new member with skeptical and jaundiced eye.
- Become so pleased with your own views of the program, that you consider yourself an "Elder Statesman."
- Start a small clique within your own group, composed of only a few members who see eye to eye with you.
- Tell the new member in confidence that you yourself do not take certain of the 12 steps seriously.
- Let your mind dwell more and more on how much you are helping others rather than on how much the A/C program is helping you.
- If an unfortunate member has a slip, drop him at once.
- Cultivate the habit of borrowing money from other members, then stay away from the meetings to avoid embarrassment.
- Look upon the 24-hour plan as a vital thing for new members, but not for yourself. You have outgrown the need of that long ago.