From 0 Steps to 12 Steps, whats your meeting style?

This site is meant to be expressions of my desire for recovery from mental illness.. I intend to fill this site with links that have been valuable to me along the way. Links to programs I  found value in. Lessons where you can do soul searching to find out the reasons you are angry and argue, are learned at if you should belong to every 12 step group, and if you find yourself having anger issues, like so many of us with mental illness. 

Treat Your Mental Health Like A Business

Recovery International will tell you to treat your mental health like a business, and ask yourself, before you get angry, which is more important, their opinion or my mental health?  Emotions Anonymous and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous are both good programs for people who don't handle those things properly or have too many/much of either, and Narcotics Anonymous is a good program for a lot of the people in AA and some people who used drugs, and remained occupied all the time with getting, using, and finding ways and means to get more. Nicotine Anonymous is a good recovery group for those who can't quit smoking or vaping and want to use the 12 steps to quit.  

The Twelve Steps refer to a set of principles that are part of various addiction recovery programs, notably Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). steps are designed to guide individuals on their journey towards recovery and growth. Here are the Twelve Steps in summary:

1. We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, and that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could return us sanity.

3.  We made a decision our will and our over to care of God as Him.

4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory.

5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our problems.

6 We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. We made direct amends as much as possible, except when to do so would harm them. 

10. We took personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry it out. 

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

These Twelve Steps serve as a guide for individuals seeking recovery from addiction, helping them develop self-awareness, make amends, and maintain spiritual growth. It's important to note that these steps can be adapted and used in various areas of personal growth and self-improvement addiction recovery.

The 12 Step Promises

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Self-seeking will slip away.

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.

We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

Secular Recovery (non-God based)

SOS Sobriety Secular Organizations for Sobriety is a secular non-religious approach to addiction recovery Life Ring Secular Recovery offers support with addiction recovery.

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