Step Two of AA

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. This step is simple…in a way. All it is stating is for me to believe that I, myself alone, cannot do it and that, in fact, something greater than myself can. Step Two, the way I look at it, is the […]

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Step One of AA

“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.” I thought I was managing my life rather well. I was single. I was employed. I was self-sufficient since I was 19 years of age. I had traveled the world. I had moved away from home and relocated to the Bay Area on […]

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Early Recovery–What Does That Look Like?

The hard part is over. Residential treatment is successfully completed. The addict or alcoholic is sober. That means everything will be all better, right? No. This is just the beginning. The next phase is crucial to establishing and sustaining long-term recovery. Just Sober For a newly sober individual, here are a few things to remember in […]

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Step Four of AA

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” I remember thinking about all the people who had wronged me–how they were to blame for everything. There were a lot of them, too. From old bosses, to ex-boyfriends, to my parents, to my “friends.” The list was endless. Funny, though, when I think back to […]

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