March 26, 2024 Meet Recovery

Imagine Recovery being a person. Recovery has values and a purpose to help us heal. The values and purpose of Recovery are acted on by using the 12 steps.

In Recovery, we find a home where we will never be put to shame. Recovery can save us and deliver us to wellness; bend our ear to Recovery and we will be saved from darkness and hopelessness.

Recovery is our rock of sanctuary, a grip to give safety. The steps will help us be delivered from the hold of the darkness.

Recovery is our hope; our trust begins with a commitment to working the steps. It is ok to depend on the steps to deliver us into light and hope.

Our proclamation of the steps will yield healing that happens incrementally with each passing day. Recovery is teaching us from the beginning of our journey and till the present we state Recovery’s marvelous feat.

12 Steps to Health

Hope ≈ Healing ≈ Health

  1. We dedicate ourselves to a lifestyle of Recovery; our lives have purpose and meaning.
  2. We believe a Power greater than ourselves is the path to hope, healing, and health.
  3. We choose to contemplate daily, how faith in our Higher Power and Recovery Community can bring us peace.
  4. We choose to educate ourselves and find the courage to strive for the highest level of health and well-being.
  5. We communicate our Plan of Recovery with our Higher Power, with ourselves, and with another human being.
  6. We allow our Higher Power to be the lighthouse in our lives.
  7. We humbly ask our Higher Power to reveal his unconditional love and ongoing presence within us.
  8. We acknowledge our behaviors have impacted our relationships. We list those affected by our behavior and whenever possible become willing to reconcile or thank them for their support during a relapse or mental health crisis.
  9. We seek mutual reconciliation for a harmful action we committed and seek forgiveness from those we harmed or were impacted by our behavior. Then, let go of our shame because it no longer serves a purpose in our lives, we understand we were designed because we are loved and to be in relationships with other people.
  10. We continually review our Plan of Recovery with our Higher Power, support team, and those we trust.
  11. We come to recognize our shortcomings during recovery, while discovering our Higher Power is the source of our strength and mercy, we learn to rely on our Higher Power for the courage to heal through prayer, reflection, mindfulness, and when necessary seek professional support.
  12. We gain insight into our recovery through our Higher Power as we model these steps, and share our journey toward hope, healing, and health with people.

Adapted From 12 Steps of Alcoholic/Depressed Anonymous by Larry Winter and Collene Spaeth

Revised: 6/5/20





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