LEARN HOW TO TAKE ALL 12 STEPS IN ONE DAY
…and keep taking them for the rest of your life.
This effective “program of recovery” is an intensive workshop where, in one day, you
will learn how to take the twelve steps of A.A. “Back to Basics” is modeled on an
original A.A. format from the mid 1940’s that produced a 50- 75% recovery rate from
alcoholism. This workshop is also effective for Al-Anons and for other addictive/compulsive disorders.
How to register: If possible, sign up in groups of two (ideally with you and sponsee’s name)
Just email the below address the names of who you are registering with the words Back to Basics:
ON-SITE REGISTRATION: 9:00 – 9:30AM
NOVEMBER 4TH, SATURDAY
Where: The 1900 Club
1900 Pine St. Monroe, La 71201
Led By: Carver B., Hattiesburg, MS
Lunch and all other materials will be provided.
COST: The workshop is free, but donations will be accepted for lunch.
BRING: Big Book and yellow highlighter or pen
This will be a non-smoking workshop, but smoking breaks will be provided.
For more information, call:
Matt C. (318) 348-2748 or Stoddard S. (318) 732-2691
Back to Basics
Formatted by Wally P., an Alcoholics Anonymous Archivist from Tucson, Arizona,
“Back to Basics” is a reenactment of a 1940’s AA Beginners Meeting where participants
are guided through all 12 steps in Four One-Hour sessions. Originally presented over the
course of four weekends, “Back to Basics” is, in this presentation, converted to
PowerPoint and delivered in one day, beginning at 9:30 AM, going through lunch. This
provides the attendees with time to complete a gentle Assets and Liabilities inventory
and share this with a preselected sharing partner. The program usually concludes around
“Back to Basics” gently shows how the steps link together. It has proven to be a
powerful tool for Newcomers and Experienced 12-Steppers alike. It provides an
opportunity to make commitment decisions which re-energize an existing 12-step
recovery program or forms the basis for beginning a journey of recovery.
Carver B. of Hattiesburg, MS discovered Back to Basics on a sight visit to the Betty
Ford Center in Palm Springs, CA. There Carver learned that “Back to Basics” had
transformed and re-energized the Betty Ford Center Alumni Program and has committed
to providing the program throughout the southern United States as a public service to the
Recovery Communities they serve.
Since 1997, by word of mouth, “Back to Basics” workshops, Beginners’ Meetings and
Groups have spread throughout the United States and across the globe. The program has
become a very effective means of providing a “program of action” to aid in recovery of
The response from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive for young and old in
recovery, alike. Carver B. is a dynamic facilitator in every sense. We hope you can join
us as we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.”