REACTING

Definition of React: act in response to something; respond in a particular way.
Synonyms of React: behave, act, conduct oneself, proceed; respond, reply, answer, retaliate, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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We must learn how to act rather than react. Unfortunately, we’ve had lots of training at reacting. Being in command of our own feelings and our own actions, prevents that free-floating anxiety from grasping us. –Each Day A New Beginning/Karen Casey | More…

While the alcoholic keeps away from drink, he usually reacts much like other men. Once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, in both the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop. The main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body.–As Bill Sees It | More… (p.130)

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