DA HOW Questions

Update on progress for the Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders: 248 days written!

It was brought to my attention that the current DA HOW questions document contains Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) material that is copyrighted and AA has asked that this information be removed from the questions that are publicly offered.

I don’t have the original Word document, but I did my best to clean up the PDF and remove this material. This only affects a limited number of questions.

I kept the references to the book name and page number for the material I removed. I believe all the removed material can be purchased through Amazon or AA, and includes, “Dr. Bob and the Good Old Timers,” “Pass it On,” and “Bill W.” (I believe this is the correct book).

UPDATE ON 2/27/15:

I created a folder to make getting these documents easier. Now, if you go to http://tinyurl.com/dahow90 you will see the 90 questions document and a folder with questions for the other steps.

I have replaced the old file with this redacted version on the lower right side of this website.


Please talk to your sponsor about using these questions.

Also, I am not responsible for any errors or issues with these questions. I had nothing to do with writing them. I’m just trying to do a service by correcting this issue and making the questions available for those working the DA HOW program.

Recovering VS. Recovered

“We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.” From the Big Book’s Foreword to the First Edition, page xiii.

Yesterday, I went to a Big Book meeting in my food fellowship, where people who are abstinent refer to themselves as recovered. I asked someone why they do that, and they referred me to the Big Book. The word recovered is mentioned 19 times in the Big Book referring to the disease of alcoholism.
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Bill W. – Compulsive Debtor?

I’m in an intensive Big Book Step Study group, where you read aloud the first 64 pages of the Big Book with your sponsor and discuss it. Though I’ve read these pages countless times, I was shocked when my sponsor commented on Bill’s spending habits as we read Chapter 1: Bill’s Story. For the first time, I focused on the spending aspect of his story alongside his drinking.
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New Documentary on Bill Wilson (Bill W)

I just came back from seeing a fabulous documentary on the life of Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. The movie, called “Bill W,” gave me so much insight into this man who has saved so many lives, including mine. From the producer’s website: Bill W. took eight years of full-time work to complete. The filmmakers conducted research in dozens of archives and private collections, and interviewed A.A. members and historians in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

I was the only person in the theater, which was great for me, but I wish every person in recovery would see this beautifully done film.

If you want to know when the DVD will be available, click here to sign up. For more information, go to Page 124 Productions.