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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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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Sober Living Promotes Recovery

Structured Sober Living My experience in sober living provided the necessary structure in my life during early recovery. I moved into an all-women’s home in Marin County that had anywhere from 8-10 women living at the house. I was fortunate to know a woman from treatment who, not only had more sobriety than I, had a car. […]

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