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how do i get myself to believe step 2



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    yasmar
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    I am a drug addict too, but my DOC is alcohol.

    The NA basic text and the program, the steps, etc, are all lifted right from AA so other than substituting your DOC, there is very little difference.

    Also it is anonymous for a reason. If you meet somebody you know there, what are they gonna do, tell everyone in town what you’ve been doing and saying at an AA meeting? After he would be “outing” himself at the same time. You also don’t have to share every little detail at AA/NA, you only have to intimately share with your sponsor. Even then you have to admit “the exact nature” of your wrongs, not the dates, places, people and other gory details. In fact many people don’t even share this with their sponsor sometimes it is with a pastor, priest, etc.

    I’d give AA another try, share what you feel comfortable sharing, and try to find someone you trust to be your sponsor.

    Good luck.



    #4874754

    Anonymous

    @mise06 2872667 wrote:

    I believe that its up to me to get myself clean, god is not going to do that for me. So a greater power has to restore me to sanity. Im not sure if i believe this. How can i move to step 3 if i dont believe step 2?

    Hi Mise-

    I think you may need to go back to step 1. If you don’t believe you’re powerless over your addiction and that all you need is better or more willpower or that you can simply think your way out of your addiction, than you clearly don’t have step 1 down.

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

    Try this-
    Make a list of some of the crazy, stupid, unhealthy, reckless (etc…) actions you did while high/drunk.

    Then make a similar list of all the crazy, stupid, unhealthy, reckless (etc…) actions you did while high/drunk.

    Go ahead and post these on this thread (no need to write your life’s story, just some examples).

    Kjell



    #4874755

    Anonymous

    Hi Mise-

    I’m totally not making sense in my post above (something told me to come back and re-read my reply). Sorry.

    What I meant to say is to make a list of crap you did while drunk/high and then make a list of some crap you did 100% sober.

    Anyway, maybe I need to quit while I’m ahead 🙂



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