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When I was new to recovery it's scary, we've all been there.

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When I was new to recovery it's scary, we've all been there. Those of us who chose to stay with recovery found it's well worth it. When I started I hoped there was something else besides the 12 step program of recovery. Surely someone somewhere had to have come up with a better way than this. To dated nothing has worked in saving my life more than the 12 steps. If someone can find something else that guarantees sobriety for the rest of your life please do tell. It's a simple program not easy practiced as a way of life that has proved to work.

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Burn's picture
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Sep 10

Thank you @imokru, I've just registered on that web. Will see what in stock.

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Burn's picture
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Sep 10

@Round3 In my country we also have a AAA group. All Addiction Anonymous. I agree all addiction is an addiction, and to be open-mindedness is key importance in recovery. When I attend any meetings, I don't care what others bring. With Higher Power, without Higher Power, with GOD, without GOD or with athiest doesn't bothers me. My honest desire is to maintain my sobriety.

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Sep 11

@Burn I love the AAA approach. Sounds more accepting and compassionate. As for the Higher Power bit .... it was explained to me that addicts are fundamentally selfish people when active in their addiction. They are all about getting the next fix and if they aren't doing something about it, they are thinking about it. Obviously, there are variances for all people, but the general idea is addicts are selfish. So, the Higher Power piece is important because it forces the addict to look outside self. The part that bugs me is the whole "addiction is a disease" bit. I understand the pathophysiology behind addiction and how addiction is a disease. BUT, we are still responsible or our actions. Too many addicts say, "oh, it's not my fault, I have a disease" and that is total b.s.

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