Step work is an important part of the recovery process. Even if you do not fully accept the 12 step group idea the premise behind it is very valid and can be used in every area of your life. It is a step by step instruction guide of reacquainting with yourself and evaluating things in your current life. I hear many times of people gliding right through the first three steps when in reality these are the most important steps as these are foundational steps for the rest of the
What Are the 12 Steps Anyway? Now that you have determined your first line of defense in this recovery process and made the decision to check out 12 step groups obviously the next step is learning about these “12 steps”. You hear it all the time, “Wow step 4 is some serious business! Don’t be 13th stepping now.” For a newcomer it’s definitely foreign language. Not only is it a foreign language but a feeling of being an outcast in some ways because it is like everyone knows th
How Do You Pick Out a Support Group? When picking out a support group there are many things to consider. Whether you decide to attend a conventional 12 step support group, spiritual group, or a religious based group is up to you. There are online blogs or online closed support groups you can attend on a weekly basis. Groups are now available 24/7 and is made available to anyone who is in need. The cost is usually free unless otherwise specified. 12 step groups is always based
What are support groups anyway? Why do I need it? If I am trying to get better why do I need to tell the whole world my problems? These are just some of the many questions I hear on a daily basis from people when they walk in the door. Well the simple answer is this. Your best thinking got you in the chair you are sitting in so obviously you cannot do this on your own. However, how will you go about starting this process is important as this is truly a major process. Many peo
A Gambler's Story I love the sound of the money being dropped into my bank as I see the coins falling onto the screen. Each time the coin falls is another jolt of excitement into my stomach. Why can’t life be like this always? Why can’t I feel this euphoria all the time, 24/7? I am not hurting anyone. Sitting on my little slot machine gazing upon her vast beauty. No one really understands except maybe another fellow gambler who can embrace the significance of the experience.