Higher Power

The 12 Steps – The Second Step

By |2018-12-29T04:07:22+00:00September 25th, 2015|

"We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." ~ Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book Continuing the journey of recovery from alcoholism and addiction, we come to the first step that embraces the spiritual aspect of recovery. For many individuals who have been lost to substance abuse, Spirituality and Belief have been sorely neglected in their lives. Some may have once had Faith but have now come to reject it. Some lost their faith somewhere along the road to perdition. Others are hard-and-fast nonbelievers. And all of these belief [...]

Working the 12 Steps – Why 90 in 90

By |2019-03-22T02:19:24+00:00June 26th, 2015|

If you have started to attend 12-step meetings to address your drug addiction or alcoholism, then you are to be commended. Congratulations – you are in recovery. As a newcomer in a 12-step meeting, you will hear the old-timers say it again and again – "Go to 90 meetings in 90 days". This is a saying they will say many, many times, almost like a mantra. The basic idea is this – no matter what your initial mindset is – denial, resentment, stubbornness – if you attend 90 meetings in 90 days, you will begin [...]