"Sumana’s concern is to Identify, Explore and Guide to Change."
"To address the perils of alcoholism and drug addiction as a disease and not condemn. Suggest studied CHANGE Plan for sustained recovery. Growing and expanding for wider reach of Sumana's concern in terms of Quality and Quantity."
"Transparency, Empathy, Learning and Listening, Parting knowledge and experience Belongingness, Eventual CHANGE"
"The 12 Steps"
According to AA & NA the 12 steps are a process that recovering alcoholics and addicts must follow to successfully achieve and maintain sobriety. Many of these steps mention God or a higher power, but they do not specifically apply to any single faith. Rather, they can be applied to any deity, or in the case of agnostics, the universe as a whole. While these steps are designed to be largely sequential, all of them are continuous and ongoing. Many of these steps are ideally taken with the help of a sponsor, an individual who has gone through the AA program and helps a new initiate as they navigate their newly found sobriety.
Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Step 11: 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 12: 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.
Stress is the biggest relapse trigger for many people in recovery. One of the most well-known mantras of AA, “One day at a time,” refers to the focus, patience, and persistence necessary to tackle addiction. Considering sobriety a day-to-day endeavor puts focus on the task at hand, easing anxiety about the future, and regret over the past. Put a bit more bluntly by AA members, “When you’ve got one foot in yesterday and the other in tomorrow, you can only piss on today.”
Having a resentment is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die. Some of the most common quotes from AA are regarding the relationships of those in recovery. Self-awareness and problem solving is the key to finding peace. AA members are encouraged to embrace the things that can’t be changed and work toward changing the things that can.
“What other people think of you is none of your business.”
“I’ve found that you can not save your ass and your face at the same time.”
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
“The healthy person finds happiness in helping others. Thus, for him, unselfishness is selfish.”
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