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Step 1 Worksheet

Step 1 Worksheet

I admit that I am powerless over my addiction and that my life has become unmanageable.

  • Have you seriously damaged your relationships with other people because of your addictive behaviors?
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12 Steps

Step One: Dangerous Self-Deception

Bible Reading:  Judges 16:1-31

We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction and that our lives had become unmanageable.

When we refuse to admit our powerlessness we are only deceiving ourselves. 

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12 Steps

Doing Step 1 - again.

Its really frustrating when i feel i didnt hit a hard ‘enough’ rock bottom. when i think i really should be seeing a shrink (but i did try that – it only made me drink more) , when i think i am just a narcissistic, angry, ungrateful person. 546 more words

One Day At A Time

In the Face of Powerlessness, the Rosary

I bumped into a program friend tonight at Mass. I normally don’t go to Saturday evening Vigil and she doesn’t attend our parish—doesn’t even live in our town—but in God’s providential ways he wanted us to be present to each other this evening. 151 more words

Twelve Steps

Step One

This morning I was reminded how important step one is.

I started running again. It’s been a few years since this was my daily obsession, but I have been determined to re-start. 426 more words

Daily Insights

The Secret to Sustaining Quiet Desperation (The sadness affair, pt.1)

The Secret to Sustaining Quiet Desperation
1. When fight or flight takes over, let your voice run. Far.
2. Now, break your own legs.
3. Smile.

Asking For Help

It’s sometimes the most difficult thing in the world to admit when we need help and then to reach out and ask for it.  Even if we are the type of person who would rush to help a friend, family member, co-worker — even a stranger on the street — we are often reluctant to say that we need support. 338 more words

General Musings