Originally posted by eldragonfly
No. And don't know what a 12 X 12 is.
The Big Book is Alcoholics Anonymous
, and is used, so far as I know, by all (or at least most) 12-step groups. “12 x 12” refers to Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Third step is a decision
. The subsequent steps are (to my mind) the practical activities aimed at supporting and maintaining that decision as the way to sobriety (with regard to whatever addiction) and sanity.
The whole thing is pragmatic: don’t get tied up in theory or justifications, or allow others to get you tied up. (For example, your “higher power” is your “higher power”—you don’t have to make any theological or philosophical apologetics, even to yourself. That's another game.)
Work the steps under the guidance and counsel of your sponsor. Do
go to meetings; do
use and rely on your sponsor. If anything anyone here (including me, of course) or elsewhere seems to conflict with the counsel of your sponsor, talk to him/her about it (if it bothers you), but rely on her/him—s/he’s there with you; we’re not.
Be well, and “easy does it”.