Manage episode 283273146 series 2813474
New Special Series recounting my personal journey through the 12 steps of Recovery. This episode goes in-depth with the personal story of my near-fatal overdose. The incident brought me face to face with reality once again. It took a major incident like this, but I started anew by sincerely taking step 1.
Step 1: Admit that you, of yourself, are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanageable. “Rarely do people caught in addictive behaviors admit to being addicted. To deny the seriousness of our condition and to avoid detection and the consequences of our choices, we tried to minimize or hide our behaviors. We did not realize that by deceiving others and ourselves, we slipped deeper into our addictions. As our powerlessness over addiction increased, many of us found fault with family, friends, even God.
We plunged into greater and greater isolation, separating ourselves from others, especially from God. When we, as addicts, resorted to lies and secrecy, hoping to excuse ourselves or blame others, we weakened spiritually. With each act of dishonesty, we bound ourselves with “flaxen cords” that soon became as strong as chains. Then a time came when we were brought face to face with reality. We could no longer hide our addictions by telling one more lie or by rationalizing any further.”
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