Friday, April 6, 2018
Constitutionally Incapable? | The Fix
Constitutionally Incapable? | The Fix: Anyone who has ever attended an AA meeting has no doubt at least heard a recitation of the first couple of pages of Chapter 5 of the Big Book - “How It Works.” Amidst declarations that the newcomer is the most important person in the room, and that no one ever has to drink again, this seemingly contradictory bomb is dropped at the beginning of virtually every meeting on the planet. The ubiquity of the reading attests to the fact that its message is absolutely fundamental to the program. Indeed, it contains the first explicit expression of the beloved 12 Steps.