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Step #2

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This step gives you hope. You are not alone, and something higher than you can help you conquer your addiction and despair.⁠⠀ The second step is about keeping an open mind.⁠⠀ No matter what you believe in, this is the step in which you become open to the idea that faith in a higher power will help you attain soundness of mind.

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Step #1

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Wrapping up the Month of January and Step #1⁠⠀ “We admitted we were powerless over _ _ _ and that our lives had become unmanageable” ⁠⠀ What it was like for me:⁠⠀ Addiction was a very lonely, isolating experience. I lived in fear and the only way I knew how to numb the pain was with drugs and alcohol. Ultimately this took me to many dark places. After several geographical changes, I ended up in Edmonton and thought that this fresh start would solve my problems. I quickly found myself in familiar patterns…⁠⠀ With my “best thinking” I thought money would …

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Step 1

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Happy New Years 🎊 I cannot think of a better day to begin on Step 1. ⁠ Whether it is from alcohol, drugs, food, social media 🤷, people, or any type of behavior that keeps you from walking in freedom and being who you were meant to be. ⁠ Awareness is the first step. ⁠ Thought to ponder or maybe journal:⁠ How do I escape my feelings, such as anger, boredom, fatigue, or loneliness? ⁠

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15 Years Clean and Sober

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Everything below is exactly what has resulted over the past 15 years and for anyone struggling I promise the same can be for you. One day at a time … God will meet us on this path as we become willing to take each step towards a new life. We lose our old coping mechanisms of excessive consumption and experience spiritual growth. Honesty, humility, and courage are components of the vital faith that can allow us to face any circumstance, difficulty, or feeling with grace and strength. And my favorite Promise (this is just 1!) We will not regret the …

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Living On Empty by Paula Orezi

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Listen to the Podcast http://www.voiceamerica.tv/media/348946 It was a day that I will never forget, January 19th 2019, my mother passed away after battling cancer! I sat there lifeless asking for God to give me some explanation. I never wanted to see this day. How could this be so sudden? The pain of sorrow began to take over and my body was suddenly aching. I curled in my bed trying to stay calm but then a big wave of sadness hit my body and the tears came falling down like a flood. I cried until I passed out. I wanted to scream, …

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