Coming into the program we think staying sober is just not drinking or drugging. It is so much more. It's learning to live being sober. Life on lifes terms. Dealing with our day to day without the use of alcohol or drugs. The 12 steps helps us manage our mental obsession and live life, sober.
April 27, 2015 by Kayce L.
April 19, 2015 by Kayce L.
In the First Step of Recovery, we need to focus on honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, humility, and acceptance. The First Step starts with admitting the truth about our addiction, and continues with the practice of honesty on a daily basis. When we say "I'm an alcoholic or addict" and "my life is unmanageable" in a meeting, it may be the first truly honest thing we've said in a long time.
April 13, 2015 by Kayce L.
As we begin “doing the right thing for the right reason,” we can detect a change in ourselves. Where once we were ruled by self-will, now we are guided by our goodwill for others. The chronic self-centeredness of addiction is losing its hold on us. We are learning to “practice these principles in all our affairs”; we are living in our recovery, not in our disease.
April 4, 2015 by Kayce L.
Pray without resentments in your heart.
Resentments is anger that we don't want to turn over to our Higher Power. When we hold on to anger, it turns into self-will. We all get angry from time to time. The program is there to help us let go of the anger. Work on keeping anger out of our hearts.
List any resentments you may have and talk about them at your next meeting or with your sponsor. This is the best way to turn resentments over to your Higher Power.
Source: Keep it Simple.