Jonny is a dedicated husband, dog-dad and sponsor living in Michigan. For Jonny, most people around him weren’t able to tell he was developing an addiction. He was able to “hide in plain sight.” It wasn’t that no one was around or paying attention. His intensity and drive were evident and he was commended for it. What was happening inside though, that was another matter. Jonny’s internal struggles would lead him to very dark places. Today we’ll hear his story of finding the way out into a life where self-acceptance, which was only a dream before, finally became real.
From The Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guide, p 31
We’re afraid we won’t have enough-of anything – so we selfishly pursue what we want, not caring about the harm we cause in the process. Sometimes, if we’ve gained things we care about in recovery, we’re afraid we’ll lose what we have, and so we begin compromising our principles to protect it. Self-centered, self-seeking fear-we need to uproot it so it no longer has the power to destroy.
https://gssana.org/books/na-step-working-guide.pdf NA Step Working Guide
https://na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous
https://www.aa.org/ Alcoholics Anonymous
https://lifering.org/ LifeRing Secular (non-religious) Recovery
https://sherecovers.org/ She Recovers (you can access the Facebook group here)
https://womenforsobriety.org/ Women for Sobriety
https://www.smartrecovery.org/ SMART Recovery
https://r20.com/ Recovery 2.0