24. 12 steps + the Recovery
When I tried doing recovery “my way”, it never seemed to work out. Once I met others ‘just like me’, admitting defeat, became easier.
I felt alone.
Recovery is about relationships, I can’t do it alone. I need the help of friends. I need a supportive community. Addiction has a certain stigma attached to it. If I needed help in the past, I didn’t want to ‘reach out’, or ‘burden’ my friends & family. I was afraid of not being understood.
When I tried doing recovery “my way”, it never seemed to work out. Thanks to the program, I found a new fellowship. Once I met others ‘just like me’, admitting defeat, became easier.
The first step is always the hardest. Thanks to my recovery, I don’t hesitate to reach out for help. My Sobriety is more important than my ego. Having a supportive community is game changing.
Having a safe place to share openly is critical to recovery.
Gratitude of the day: I’m thankful for my Higher power, for giving me the strength to reach out for help from family & friends.
Action of the day: Today I will reach out a recovery friend to let them know how I’m doing.