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Many of us, myself included, are hard headed, stubborn and believe ourselves to be completely self reliant. Of course, those attributes have directly contributed to where we find ourselves today: sitting in a treatment center. Our self reliance has completely failed us. In order to stay sober, we need others in AA to help us. This realization is the beginning of our new journey and leads into the topic of living in a sober living home, I also have a better lifestyle with my nutrition and daily exercise, find vega protein and greens on this website here if you want information for a better diet, and Art + Interior Co for information about Sober House Living desings.

The last time I went through treatment at Next Wind Recovery, it was highly recommended to me that upon leaving treatment, I should move into a sober house. Deep down, I knew this was the right thing to do but it was nonetheless a smack to my over inflated ego and pride. My ego/self reliance told me I was better than that. It told me I didn’t need to share some bedroom in some grimy sober house with people who didn’t have jobs or not much of a future. Continue reading

Cost of sobriety?

Is there a cost to sobriety?

I personal believe there is and what it truly requires is some change. I’m not here talking about the monetary type but more so the inner self type. Change comes form my willingness. We don’t need to change our physical features or the state we live in but we do need to change the things we can’t physically see in ourselves. We know they are there. The important stuff. In Amity Wellness Center in Phuket there is a great program, we need to allow this program to change us. A little change in the beginning will always turn into a lot of change for the better. When I say I am willing to be in this program of addiction recovery therapy, I am saying I am willing to change the way I think, the way I feel and most important to me, change the way I act. I had made this decision in Step 3, “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” In this step when we say our “will”, this is the way we think and feel. When we say our “lives” we are talking about our actions. It’s no wonder I struggled for many years in Recovery and I now see it was because I wasn’t willing to do a thorough 3rd step and I sure as heck was not willing to change anything about me. Continue reading

My Three A’s in my AA

With the help of a sponsor and a relationship with a Higher Power I have done all 12

Steps laid out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Some days I didn’t want to do
any let alone some of them but I knew from what I have seen in my life and efforts
before that I had to. If i wanted results I then had to put in the work. I have seen what
happens to those who don’t stick around these rooms of recovery. Who don’t do the
work. I have been to far too many funerals. I’ve realized it’s so much more than just
attending meetings. Today I work a program that breaks down to Trust in God, Clean
House and Help Others. It wasn’t always the case. Before my sponsor agreed to work
with me he asked me three questions, “Do you want to stop drinking?” “Are you willing
to go to any lengths to stay sober?” and “Will you help others when called upon?”. I
answered yes to all three. We may not want to do some things but being willing is
good enough. At first. Continue reading