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Help!

by Shannon

I am an alcoholic and prescription drug addict!

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Your sentence says everything!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Shannon,

When I first read your your email, I thought she didn't say much and I don't know how to respond. But the more I thought about it, you said everything, you're an alcoholic and addicted to prescription drugs. That is defining your entire existence. Nothing else matters or is relevant to your situation and you want out of it NOW!

Step 1 of the 12 steps says:

We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol and prescription drugs -- that our lives had become unmanageable.

It’s just plain hard to admit that something is wrong. But if we’re honest with ourselves, asking for help is all too often the most difficult thing we wrestle with.

We have to admit that we have failed, or we can’t control our lives, or we have lost our ability to think clearly. We wake up one morning to discover that our life is out of control and we honestly don’t know how that is going to change.

Don't stop at Step 1!

You have in one short statement done step one of the 12 steps. Please don't stop there. Many people I work with as a counselor agree with step 1, they know they're and addict and there totally out of control, but never go to step 2:

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Not stopping at step 1 is so important because we MUST believe that there is a way out of our addiction. That something can be done to help us, that we are not alone. Good news, the 12 step program is that way out for us. There is always hope and working the 12 steps allows us to find the hope we need to move past our addictions.

Please consider immediately going to 12 step meetings at AA or NA daily and working the steps!

You can get your life back if you are willing to move from step 1 to step 2,

Debbie

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