Today’s reflection is on the importance of admitting that you have a problem. It is difficult to admit when we feel out of control with our drinking, but it is necessary for making progress in recovery.
We need to be honest with ourselves and others about what we are doing and how it affects our life. The first step in overcoming addiction is understanding that there is a problem – what do you think?
Daily Reflections February 18
. . . there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 25
It is not surprising that I found the Steps to be a difficult, even forbidding task.
They required me not only to change my mindset but also drastically alter how others saw and interpreted actions on me – all this with little guidance or understanding as an alcoholic confronted by his disease for the first time in decades!
It took time before some light could finally shine through those dark clouds which had hung over every aspect of living; thankfully enough was illuminated from within after just one day at A.A.’s fellowship meetings thanks especially due sharing members’ stories there…
A.A. is an international, community-based social movement that offers its members a program of recovery from alcoholism using the 12 Steps with anonymity and without charge or promise of a cure.
The steps are for anyone who feels they have lost control over their drinking habits but may not be ready to stop completely yet – which can be useful if you want to maintain your sobriety while still being able to enjoy life!