The common example used in Alcoholic Anonymous meetings to describe what you can pick to be your Higher Power.
Alcoholics Anonymous is spiritual, not religious. You can pick anything you want to be your higher power, even a door knob.
1. The disease caused by over exposure to a 12 Step program.
2. Often associated with a Repetitive Slogan Syndrome
, causing people to use a slogan
instead of a thought process.
3. Usually accompanied by a superiority grin
in an attempt to act smart.
1. Bill joined AA and quickly became afflicted with steppism, answering every question with a slogan
2. Lois, Bill's wife noticed that she could not talk to her husband unless it was in a slogan
and was afraid he had become a victim of advanced steppism.
1. A new person to an AA
2. Vulnerable person who is new to a group.
3. Someone preyed upon by old timers
4. Easy target for thieves
When going to AA
Jane choose a door knob
to be her Higher Power, because she was told she could pick anything.Charlie Sheen
knew that something was wrong with AA
when they suggested that he use a door knob
as a Higher Power to pray to.
Bill was glad that he choose a door knob
to be a Higher Power for his spiritual
experience, he was reminded of it every time he opened the door to the bathroom
The term used to describe the process of curing a sickness by belief in a god instead of using scientific methods. This technique requires the belief that a miracle will happen.
1. Bill was relying on faith healing to cure his cancer when he went to the religious
tent revival. He had given up regular medical treatment against the advice of his doctor.
2. Bob had given his problem of alcoholism to a higher power
and was now relying on the spiritual
faith healing of alcoholics anonymous
to save him.
1. One of the side effects of an advertising or 12 Step
2. Causes the people use a slogan
instead of a thought process when talking to other people.
3. A very annoying trait.
4. Leads to a disease called steppism
1. I can not stand all of this advertising going on. Someone starts a slogan
, it catches on, and the next thing you know everyone has a repetitive slogan syndrome.
2. I went to an AA meeting last night and all of the steppers
had repetitive slogan syndrome. I felt like I was at an advertising convention for Bill W
1. Bill has been in AA
for over 20 years, he has become a Big Book
Thumper and quotes from it every chance he gets.
2. Mary was a sponcee
of Bill, the Big Book Thumper. She could not do anything without Bill quoting something to her from the AA bible