The Steps We Took by Joe McQThe words of this books title are said aloud every day by thousands of people meeting together to help each other recover from addictions. The addictions may be to alcohol or cocaine, gambling or food, violence or sex and love, but the path to recovery is the same. This is a book of plain-spoken wisdom for people with addictions and people who love them. Joe McQ has been a student of the Twelve Steps for twenty-eight years. He, like tens of thousands of others, lives them every day, one day at a time. In The Steps We Took, Joe takes us through them, one Step at a time, and helps us understand how they work--and how they can change our lives.
History of Joe & Charlie Big Book Studies
Joe was 78 years old. Most widely known within the fellowship because of his love for the big book and his partnering with Charlie P. Sober since March 10, , when he found himself in the psych ward and drunk tank at the Arkansas State hospital. At age 35, he finally confronted his alcoholism and ran up the white flag. Joe wrote a book in called "The Steps We Took". This is a comprehensive study and suggestions for working the 12 steps.
WE, OF Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. We think this account of our experiences will help everyone to better understand the alcoholic. Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic is a very sick person.
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For over forty years Joe devoted himself to helping others discover the joy of recovery through the program found in the original Twelve Steps. Joe McQ. Soon they were planning meetings in hotel rooms at AA conventions in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and within a few years, the meetings grew in popularity. By , there had been about eight studies offered. Obviously, the seminars struck a deep chord within AA members … for the reaffirmation of this message as written in April with the publication of the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Studies have been given in 48 states and most Canadian provinces.