If Addiction is a Disease and not a Moral Deficiency then
...judging myself for my addiction, is equivalent to judging myself for having the flu.
...I am a sick person, not a bad person.
...I am not defective.
...I am not my disease, but a creation of a loving higher power who has been inflicted with it.
...My higher power wants to heal me, not punish me.
...I am accountable, instead of self-condemning.
...I view my mistakes as opportunities to learn.
...I share out of gratitude, instead of guilt.
...service is done as an act of love, not an act of penance.
...what I do or do not deserve isn't based on having a disease.
... recovery is not self-denial, it is fulfilling the potential that my Higher Power intended for me.
comes harder to those who have lost or rejected faith
than to those who never had any faith at all, for they think they have
tried faith and found it wanting. They have tried the way of faith and
the way of no faith.
In the beginning,just having the faith not to get high,one minute,one hour..one 24 hours was huge.