10 Reasons Addicts and Alcoholics Fail in Early Recovery

10 Reasons that Addicts and Alcoholics Fail in Early Recovery 10. They do not take direction from others about how to solve their problem. 9. They suffer from low self esteem and do not feel that they deserve to be clean and sober. 8. They do not prioritize their recovery as being the most important thing in their life when it comes to structuring their day and how they spend their time. 7. They don’t learn how to process and deal with the feelings that they used to medicate with drugs and … [Read more...]

‘Happy are those …’ – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery ~~ Give Yourself a Break! Eight Recovery Principles based on the Beatitudes 1.  Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor."  Matthew 5:3 2.  Earnestly believe that God exists,that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. "Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."  Matthew 5:4 3.  Consciously choose to … [Read more...]

Recovery is a Journey…Enjoy the Trip

Recovery is a Journey...Enjoy the Trip. So how does your recover-strategy-goal-setting prepare you to enter into the journey of recovery? Say, you’ve had a heart attack, actually your heart has been attacked; not your physical, anatomical heart, but your breakable, emotional heart. The personal heart that grows weary, the hardened heart, the heartless one, the cold heart, the heart that aches, that stands still, that leaps with joy and the one who has lost heart; yes, your very human … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – The Miracle of Letting Go …

THIS may be one of the most valuable Decisions we can ever make.     Eight Recovery Principles based on the Beatitudes 1.Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor." Matthew 5:32. 2. Earnestly believe that God exists,that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. "Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." … [Read more...]

The 12 STEPS of RECOVERY – "Free Floating"

  The First Three Steps are Your Own Doing Never Alone Again for You have travelled ... Beyond the Light !!!   Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in treating addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)in the 1930s and has since grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing not only with recovery from alcoholism, but also from drug abuse and various other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The … [Read more...]

Celebrate Recovery – Give Yourself a Break!

Celebrate Recovery ~~ Give Yourself a Break! Eight Recovery Principles based on the Beatitudes 1.Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and my life is unmanageable. "Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor." Matthew 5:3 2.Earnestly believe that God exists,that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover. "Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4 3.Consciously … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Celebrate RECOVERY

Faith in Action ...a Message from Bella... Recently I received an email from a reader who lived in a rural area. She wanted to know if I could offer her any ideas as to a meeting agenda for Women in Recovery. A couple of the women, herself included, were in AA but there were women with other addictions who had no where to go. May you walk your Journey in Peace and Harmony. I am guilty of failing to realize how many addicted men and women live in areas where any type of 12 step recovery … [Read more...]

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