Recovery Is A Choice…….

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You made the decision to start your addiction……
Now you are making a conscious decision to end your DIS-EASE.
One simple question……..
Why now?
So……

You say that you want to be free of your addiction?
My question to you…….
Who are you in recovery for?
1.For someone else……..STOP….do not read further…..Do come back when you have the correct answer…..Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed addiction free day!!
2. For myself. ……..ADVANCE to a new world of……..A new fresh first day of recovery!! Your next challenge for freedom from your emotional DIS-EASE BEGINS WITH THE NEXT BLOG ENTRY….keep coming back…The 12 steps work only when you work your program!! Have a blessed day and keeping coming back to this blog called Recovery LIFE 101.

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One Response to Recovery Is A Choice…….

  1. Chaz says:

    I come to similar conclusions, probably from similar observations.

    In my experience, until a person has an awareness that they in and of themselves are worthy of the square foot they stand on in any given moment, that independent of any other relationship or item in life, they deserve to be sober and/or recover, then they are seldom ready to move forward with recovery via the steps.

    From what I have read, Dr. Bob had a clear sense of this. It sounds like he spent little to no time working with people who were only kicking tires, trying it out, or simply had not sufficiently exhausted all possibilities for sobriety any other way. As a result, it is my understanding that a higher percentage of people got and remained sober when they received guidance and sponsorship by Dr. Bob than his contemporaries.

    It is believed that he only worked with those who were truly beaten and ready for a full surrender and full commitment. He would only spend his time and energies on those who had proven through repeated failures of other methods that they really, really, needed AA and that they were ready to give it their all.

    Those not at this stage, he would not invest time and energy in. Which in some sense may sound uncaring, but of course, any time freed up from helping someone who isn’t ready is available to someone who can be helped.

    Combat physicians make these kinds of decisions all the time I am sure.

    Ciao.

    Chaz

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