Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Keep It Simple #essentialsofrecovery

The truth is more important than the facts.

–Frank Lloyd Wright.
Before recovery, we relied on false facts about addiction. We said things like, “I can quit anytime I want.” “If you had my family, you’d drink too.” The truth is, we were out of control. We couldn’t manage our lives. We were sick. We were scared. When others pointed out this truth to us, we denied it. Honesty, the backbone of our program, is about truth. We even start our meetings with the truth about who we are. “Hi, my name is ___________, and I’m an alcoholic,” or “Hi, my name is _______________, and I’m a drug addict.” The truth frees us from our addiction. The truth heals us and gives us comfort. It’s like a blanket on a cold winter night.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me be an honest person. I pray for the strength to face the truth and speak it.

Action for the Day: Today, I’ll list 3 ways I have used facts in a dishonest way.
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