I’m a recovering alcoholic who is still suffering from alcohol cravings. I hope to provide insight into the mind of an addict and share some ways that have helped me stay sober.
If you are struggling with addiction, please know that there is hope for you too! You can get better and live a productive life.
Daily Reflections December 12
The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 17
You never know when your next opportunity for Twelfth Step work will come. In the meantime, I try to get involved with other programs and activities that could involve sponsor donations or service projects – anything really!
You don’t have time on this busy schedule? That’s a shame because there are people who need our help as soon they step into recovery from addiction just like you do (I hear those pleas every day).
So take charge; find some free afternoons where YOU can make things happen instead of waiting around all hours wondering what would be best at any given moment in the future…
The most far-reaching Twelfth Step work was the publication of our Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Few can equal that book for carrying the message.
My idea is to get out of myself and simply do what I can. Even if I haven’t been asked to sponsor and my phone rarely rings, I am still able to do Twelfth Step work.
I get involved in “brotherly and harmonious action.” At meetings I show up early to greet people and to help set up, and to share my experience, strength and hope. I also do what I can with service work.
My Higher Power gives me exactly what He wants me to do at any given point in my sobriety or life.