Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs As we arrive at the completion of our steps, we are granted one of the greatest gifts of all: New Life – our journey through the steps
Rex is an Alumni of Lakeview Health and currently works as the Alumni Coordinator for Stepping Stone Center For Recovery. He is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in human services with a focus on addiction. He hopes to one day become a therapist in the addiction treatment field. Outside of work he enjoys spending free time with his wife and son.Rex Taylor, Certified Recovery Coach has written 13 articles so far, you can find them below.
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 that out. Step 11 is not only a maintenance step, but a step rooted in growth. By practicing it daily, we allow ourselves to
Marriage in and of itself is not always easy, let alone when you throw addiction in the mix. When my wife and I met, it was also the beginning of a very nasty relationship with opiates. I had been using at this point for nearly ten years, and my use was all over the map.
Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Up until this point in our program, we have been preparing ourselves for the journey of our new life. As we look at the 10th step, we begin to put this new way of life into practice. We do so
Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Now that we have compiled our list of those in need of amends, we carefully contemplate our course of action. We must consider each amends we are to make and how best to approach each
Step 8 requires more action. From completing a thorough 4th step, we find our 8th step is mostly laid out for us. In our 4th Step, we take an open and honest look at ourselves, and we now understand where we were wrong in our past. We review the list we have from our 4th
The spiritual principle linked to Step 7 is humility. Humility is defined as a freedom from pride or arrogance: the quality or state of being humble. By definition, humility is the very thing many alcoholics and addicts have been missing throughout the entirety of their addiction. Pride and arrogance are the exact things keeping many
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character Now that Step 5 is done, we prepare ourselves to reflect on the behaviors associated with our addiction. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous refers to these behaviors as defects of character, and we must be willing to change them in order to remain
Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs Now that we have dug deep into our past and laid it all out on paper, the question becomes “what do we do with it?” Well, we are working to build a strong relationship with our Higher
At this point, we have put our faith and control of our lives into the care of our Higher Power. We have sincerely asked for guidance as our lives have become unmanageable under our direction, and now begin to look at all of the things in our lives holding us back. The Big Book of