Recovery comes with guarantees

The promises of a recovery program

Imagine that you need healing from depression, anxiety or an addiction and you are given guarantees or the promises of a recovery program that it will actually work! Now, that is confidence and this confidence has been tested millions of times by people all over the world who have done a 12 step program through alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, over-eaters anonymous or emotions anonymous for that matter. It seems that their programs worked so well that you started promising that you would get a certain outcome at a certain stage of the program, and as you progress you will fall into 12 promises of a recovery program that is capable of changing your life for good – for the better!

First Promise “We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.” Reward: Hope instead of desperation.

The first thing to go is the never ending desperation. Constantly getting no where positive.

Second Promise “We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.” Reward: Faith instead of despair.

The past has no power over us. The brain cannot fathom this easily. It takes good recovery work to get there.

Third Promise “We will comprehend the word serenity.” Reward: Courage instead of fear.

Fourth Promise “We will know peace.” Reward: Peace of mind instead of confusion.

Fifth Promise “No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.” Reward: Self-respect instead of self-contempt.

Sixth Promise “That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.” Reward: Self-confidence instead of helplessness.

Seventh Promise “We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.” Reward: The respect of others instead of their pity and contempt.

Eighth Promise “Self-seeking will slip away.” Reward: A clean conscience instead of a sense of guilt.

Ninth Promise “Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.” Reward: Real friendships instead of loneliness.

Tenth Promise Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.” Reward: A clean pattern of life instead of a purposeless existence.

Eleventh Promise “We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.” Reward: The love and understanding of our families instead of their doubts and fears.

Twelfth Promise “We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.” Reward: The freedom of a happy life instead of the bondage of an alcoholic obsession.

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