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There is no such thing as a "living amends" in the book Alcoholics Anonymous.

Recovery is conceptual, and the formula to achieve a spiritual awakening can only be found in doingthe clear cut directions that are outline in the pages 58-103 in the Big Book.

This concept of "living amends" is an great example of "watering down" the 12 step program, for non-alcoholics (hard drinkers), who make the vocal majority of AA in 2009.

A Real Alcoholic (page 21 BB- "lose all control of his liquor consumption") who buys this "half measure" will drink and die of Alcoholism.

Big Book page 79 - "Although these reparations take innumerable forms, there are some general principles which we find guiding. Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be. We may lose our position or reputation or face jail, but we are willing. We have to be. We must not shrink at anything. "

The objective of A.A. is SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. AA is not therapy. AA is not self help. AA is not a temperance or abstinence movement. AA is a spiritual program of action. Sobriety is the dividend of being spiritually awake, every day. GOD Bless!

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