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So I am exploring all options for recovery. Yesterday I posted about moderation & today another question. I have been reading up a lot on alcohol addiction. I have just finished Russel Brand's book on how he used the 12 step program to overcome his addictions. When I was reading it I thought there is no way I would follow the 12 step program it wouldn't be for me the only bit I connected with was the meditation & taking a spiritual path. I am not in anyway religious but I do believe you need to go within & connect to your higher self in order to move forward. In the last few months I have thought this is my life problem that I need to overcome. Maybe it is my life purpose to overcome this & then help somebody else as I will understand the struggle.
Last night when finishing the book I had an overwhelming feeling that this is what I am supposed to do. I had I'll admit a few drinks in me but today the thought is still with me. Russel Brand talks about how he had an awakening while doing the steps & understood his life's purpose. I know this sounds like a lot of hippie stuff & I'm really not that far out but I do believe that we have a higher consciousness & we need to fulfill something & this is mine. The question is is the 12 step program the key as you use these steps to surrender to your higher self or God as some people would prefer & you go on to help another as a sponsor. The part for me is attending meetings I just can't imagine myself going. I've checked can you do this by yourself & the answer seems to be in order to be successful you need a sponsor.
I have been considering TSM also but I don't know if I am actually meant to take that route.
Has anyone done or is doing the 12 steps program & how did it work for you? Do you know where I am coming from & I don't just sound like a new age hippie
Finding the right route is key - I don't know whether it is quitting by myself, trying TSM, the 12 steps or just moderating for the rest of my life.
A bit confused but learning more as I go & I feel the more I explore & read that I will eventually find the right path.
Thanks in advance
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