Step 11 – “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” As important as it is to maintain healthy thinking and make good choices, cultivating a sense of spiritual well-being helps ….
Step 10 – “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” The 12 steps that make up the 12 Step recovery approach all work together to create a lifestyle capable of sustaining a drug-free life. While much of the hard work has been done by the time you reach Step ….
Step 5 – “Admitted to our Higher Power, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Change happens from the inside-out. This means any type of behavior starts out as a thought that’s processed to the point where it’s played out in a person’s daily life. As far as 12 ….
Step 4 – “We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” The 12 Step recovery path unfolds in a gradual progression, from one state of awareness to the next. With Step 1, a person acknowledges drug addiction as the destructive force that it is. Step 2 begins the acknowledgment of a Higher Power; ….
One of the most debilitating aspects of alcohol addiction lies in a person’s inability to choose NOT TO drink. After past humiliations and devastating consequences, the urge to drink still wins out over a person’s will to abstain. This loss of control over one’s actions doesn’t just go away, even after successfully completing detox treatment. ….
Anyone who’s struggled with drug abuse and addiction well knows the pain and frustration this way of life brings. While it may start out as fun and games at the beginning, with each passing day it gets harder to get “high.” It also gets harder to stop using. By the time a person realizes he ….
For many in recovery, overcoming alcohol addiction turns out to be harder than expected. Even after drinking stops, cravings for alcohol can persist for months or even years thereafter. When there’s no recovery plan in place, these conditions leave a person at ongoing risk for relapse. As elusive as cravings may seem, they actually result ….
The 12 Steps of AA provide those in recovery with an action plan for building an alcohol-free life. The AA Promises list the benefits a person will see along the way. In other words, AA Promises are “promises” the program makes to anyone who makes an honest effort at working the steps. As foreign as ….
Not everyone who enters treatment or addiction recovery does so because they want to get well. Sometimes, a disgruntled employer or an unhappy spouse reach a point where they need to see a change in your life, or else. For other people, it may be a health scare or an overdose episode that changes things. ….
Step 7 – “Humbly asked our Higher Power to remove our shortcomings.” The old saying, “pride goeth before the fall” covers most any and all areas of daily living, but even more so for people recovering from drug addiction. As a general rule, any attitude that breeds negativity or contempt holds the capability to sabotage ….
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