after sittin in the rooms for a while and havin started the process of the 12 spiritual principles, i began to understand, and learn from the past i had left behind. and i aint talkin bout the obvious shit; im talkin bout the reasons i had done the shit i had done. i didnt truly...

acceptance was important for me. to begin the process of recovery and healin, i needed to surrender ego & pride in wantin to do things on my own terms. this surrender allowed me to accept that i couldnt do recovery, or even live life on my own. i wanted to be free of fear but...

the lessons i learned through personal inventorys, and steps 5,6, 7 & 9, have helped me to maintain relationships with those important in my life. relationships have gotten better as ive worked on lettin loose the preconceived, selfish, ideas of manipulation and demands. important to the rebuildin of the relationships of those i love, are...

Hi, my name is Cheyenne, and i'm an addict in recovery. Those 11 words are the most chilling words, as I never would've seen myself here today. I hung out 24//7 with people using with no desire ever too use until he came along. I enjoyed and trusted him. He was an addict who had...

i couldve never imagined before my recovery the life i would live today in recovery. i always thought life would be borin and lived like the stuffy old folks i had seen throughout my life. i didnt know i would enjoy life sober like i know today. the truth of the matter is, today i...

i had to follow through with the twelve spiritual principles in the order they were written. i couldnt pick and choose which step fit my fancy first or third or twelfth, i needed to do them in the order they are written. it was the first time in my life i had ever followed directions....

its what my sponsor taught me, its what good healthy conference with my sponsor or other trusted friends in recovery gives me, a balance, sane, opportunity to repair the damage i caused while out doin my dirt. i dont go out all halfcocked and make stupid mistakes based on my own egotistical intuition when makin...

ive learned that many of the events in my life do not happen by mistake. sure, there are random situations and circumstances that happen which i have little or no control over, but that doesnt mean that i dont set events in motion by mere presence, behavior, or action. i learned through personal inventorys that...

fear, especially when its based-on self-centeredness, will have me dancin round, doin all kinds of shit, so i aint gotta face whats right in front of me. i dont want others to know whats really goin on within me. nor do i want to have to explain it. i dont want to be made vulnerable,...

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