I’m sorry that you are here. I know that alcoholism is a difficult struggle. No one ever said it would be easy, but there is help for you and others like you if you’re willing to reach out.
Please take this post as an opportunity to start the healing process.
You can do this!
The post continues on with helpful tips about how to overcome addiction and stay sober each day.
Daily Reflections July 2
We find that no one need have difficulty with the spirituality of the program. Willingness, honesty and open-mindedness are the essentials of recovery. But these are indispensable.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 568
If I am not honest with myself, how can I be honest to others?
If the “me” that is revealed to me has issues and flaws that are unacceptable in society’s eyes, then what does it matter if they know my deepest secrets or have access into all of my thoughts.
If there’s anything you don’t like about yourself – any insecurity or flaw- now may just be the time for change because only when we accept ourselves as we are without judgement will those around us do so too.
The truth is: No one likes someone who changes every day depending on their mood; people want a genuine person even if they’re flawed!
The Twelve Steps are the foundation of true sobriety. They provide a path for anyone who wants to stop drinking or using drugs and start living life in recovery instead.
The program’s spiritual approach helps me stay sober because it provides tools that help me manage my thoughts, feelings, and actions with honesty; serenity; peace; gratitude – all things I need to live this new way of life well!
When you are at peace with yourself, others, and God as you understand Him, the serenity of sobriety sets in.
If your answer to all these questions is “Yes,” congratulations! You know what it takes for a spiritual recovery program like Alcoholics Anonymous to work.
Keep working on the Twelve Steps and stay sober today.