Anyone in a 12 Step Recovery program understands that in order for healing to take place, it is important not just to follow the steps but to get a sponsor, go to meetings, and service work. There is no one who understands a person in recovery more than another person in recovery. That is how the original 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous was started, why it worked and why most all types of recovery programs follow the same 12 steps.
Since I am a new writer to this site I want to do more than share my own experiences and views on recovery. I want to hear what you have to say. I don’t think anyone is an expert in this field so I want you to share with me and with readers anything you feel is appropriate to your recovery. The words you share could be exactly what someone else needs to hear.
This 12 Step Recovery site should be like one huge worldwide recovery meeting. If you have gone to any recovery meetings outside of your own neighborhood, you will know that no matter where you go there is a handshake or a hug waiting for you. Well, we can’t exactly give handshakes and hugs online but we can share our experiences, strengths and hopes with others in recovery. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to get to meetings and these folks do depend on support from online articles and forums.
There are three ways we can share with each other.
1. If you want to share something personally or want to comment (agree/disagree) on anything I have written you can email me at Bella. At the right of the screen while on this site, the word “Contact” appears. Just click on that word and you will be able to send me an email.
2. There is another way to share and that is the Forum. I moderate this area and will ask for comments or discussion. This is a way all of us can “chat” with each other. In order to use the Forum, you must register. On the right hand side of the screen, next to the word “Contact” there is the word “Forum”. Click on that and you will be able to register to get involved.
3. Every Friday I send out my newsletter. This is usually an article plus other tidbits of information that I think might be interesting. Please sign up for my newsletter.
You never have to give me your name and all email addresses are private. If you have friends, sponsees, sponsors in recovery, please pass this to them also. 12 Step Recovery programs are WE programs. Sharing is so important.
Namaste’. May you walk your journey in peace and harmony!