What is the purpose of the 12 Steps? All addicts, alcoholics, compulsive gamblers, sex addicts and codependents have the following focus – Me, Myself and I. This one of the main motivations for seeking treatment or recovery. This ‘me, myself and I’ focus is hurting too much. The addiction no longer works to relieve the …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous informally refers to the alcoholic who has stopped drinking, but who still demonstrates the same alcoholic attitudes and behaviors, as a “dry drunk.”
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The Big Book of “Alcoholics Anonymous” includes the story of a woman whose drinking landed her in jail twice and nearly ruined her third marriage. Her final drunk, she recalls, lasted 60 days around the clock. “It was my intention, literally, to drink myself to death,” she said. Joining AA saved her life, largely because …∞
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The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series Our basic recovery concept in 12 Step Fellowships that never loses its power to work miracles is the concept called acceptance. We do not achieve acceptance in a moment. We often have to work through a mirage of feelings – sometimes anger, outrage, shame, self-pity, or sadness. …∞
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For the next thirty days let go of your self anger, self blaming, self hatred, self disgust, and self-pity by spending time in front of a mirror using this script. Self Forgiveness Mirror Script This script can be equally used by alcoholics, addicts, ACOA’s and co-dependents. There does not seem to be any conflict with …∞
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Most people trying to overcome an addiction soon realize that recovery is not spontaneous. It requires discipline and patience, and therein lies the problem with recovery. Addiction’s lure is its promise of immediate gratification, the quick feel-good. Being addicted means relying on immediate gratification and, as the pattern of addiction continues, our ability to delay …∞
The Promises of Alcohol and Drug Addiction If we are casual with this phase of our development, we will be drunk before we are halfway through. We are going to know a new imprisonment and a new misery. We will relive the past and won’t be able to shut the door on it. We will …∞