“Hey, I’m not judging you. But if you’re reading this, it’s likely that you are or know someone with a drinking problem.”
“I want to share my thoughts about the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) with an emphasis on how they have helped me stay sober for over 20 years.”
“This blog post is focused on overcoming addiction by following AA’s 12 steps and their spiritual principles. I hope some of these insights will be helpful in your journey out of addiction.”
Daily Reflections December 11
. . . we are actually to practice a genuine humility. This is to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 192
The alcoholic personality is often prideful and self-centered. While having seemingly good intentions, I can go off on tangents in pursuit of my “causes.” My ego takes over which leads me to lose sight about what’s important – myself!
This dangerous trait could cause great harm not only for myself but also Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole if it wasn’t checked by humility (the twelfth tradition).
It’s important to be aware of your triggers and how they might affect you. You can use the 12 steps as a way to keep yourself grounded in sobriety, but it takes work.
A lot of people find that their best safeguard is other sober members who understand what it’s like to battle addiction.
If you’re struggling with substance abuse or know someone else who is, please reach out for help today!