What’s the worst that could happen? That’s what you might be thinking when it comes to drinking. It’s not like I’m going to hurt myself or someone else, and all I want is a little bit of stress relief.
But this is where we’re wrong: alcohol impacts us in ways beyond our control – whether we drink too much or not enough, it can have detrimental effects on our minds and bodies.
Daily Reflections May 9
If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76
For me, taking the Sixth Step meant that I became even more acutely aware of my defects and their roots. For these to be solved by using only will power would have been a futile endeavor.
By now, all aspects of myself – mind (character), body (temperament) and spirit were seeking transformation in order for them to function harmoniously with each other; it was imperative that this become an honest reality before any progress could take place on anything else.
Twelve Steps. Twelve miracles, like the miracle of my wife’s recovery from cancer or how I became a person who never drinks alcohol again and is able to be happy without it.
While at first these steps seemed so daunting they started making sense as more time passed by. More than that though, there have been many times where God has helped me through tough decisions in life with just one word – yes!
The Sixth Step is about willingness. It’s time to put in the work to grow and heal from whatever it was that led you into addiction, or kept you there for so long.
You have what it takes- we just need your willingness! Let us know if this sounds like something you’re interested in – our team of experts are ready and waiting to help provide a personalized plan based on the steps with which we’ll be working together as well as any other needs that may come up over course of treatment.
All the best!