The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. It’s only been five days since I last drank and it’s already so tempting to go out and drink with friends.
I know that if I don’t stay strong, the cycle will just repeat itself over and over again. This time around though, something feels different this time, like my addiction isn’t as hard on me as it was before.
Maybe that’ll be the time where things finally change for me?
Daily Reflections July 29
As active alcoholics we were always looking for a handout in one way or another. “THE TWELVE TRADITIONS ILLUSTRATED,” p. 14
The challenge of the Seventh Tradition is a personal challenge, reminding me to share and give of myself.
Before sobriety my only thing was drinking – now it’s giving that I’m after; sharing everything from smiles on people’s faces with kind words or just being there when needed most.
I saw how taking care of myself meant letting others come alongside as well because through practicing 12-Step programs such as these we’ve never had better times!
I hope this article has encouraged you to share with others and give of yourself. Whether it’s sharing your time, attention, or money, the Seventh Tradition is a personal challenge for each individual that reminds us to be grateful and work on ourselves so we can do our part in helping those around us as well.
The 12-Step programs discussed remind me how much better life can be when we take care of ourselves first and then allow others to come alongside us as well – because through practicing these principles together we’ve never had better times!