…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.
Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.
I’m constantly focused on acknowledging things I can’t control. I turn it over to my HP just like I used to do with the desire to drink.
True religious fanaticism is, in my experience, quite different from the sort of spiritual practice we find in most 12 Step groups.
You understand, on an emotional level, that you’re not really alone, and that everyone isn’t looking down on you for being who you are.
Maybe for some individuals, whose goal is simply to get off drugs and meet like-minded people, a 12 Step fellowship fits the bill better than, say, the local church or civic group.
If you’re not fighting your own conscience, you feel better about yourself, and conflicts with others diminish, too.
The coffee is just not that tasty. Yet they were getting something out of it that was important to them.