Is 12-Step Recovery a Religious Program?

Is 12-Step Recovery a Religious Program?

  Many newcomers to the rooms of 12-Step recovery fellowships will see or hear the word “God” often. It may seem, at a surface level, that 12-Step recovery is based in religious belief. The word itself bring up all sorts of religious connotations, and can be disheartening to a newcomer who does not have religious beliefs. However, 12-Step recovery is …Read More

Striving for Continual Spiritual Progress in Sobriety

Striving for Continual Spiritual Progress in Sobriety

  “Progress, not perfection” is a common saying in the rooms of Twelve Step recovery fellowships. We recognize that we are fallible and imperfect people, so we focus on consistent spiritual growth and development rather than perfection. If we expect perfection from ourselves, we may face disappointment when we are unable to live up to the impossible standards we have …Read More

Accepting the Things that You Cannot Change

Accepting the Things that You Cannot Change

  Giving up control isn’t easy. As men and women suffering from addiction, we spent a lot of time and energy trying to assert control over ourselves and others; ultimately driving us deeper and deeper into our addiction. If we can give up that desire for control and accept the world as given, we will find ourselves free of the …Read More