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12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

What are the 12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

  1. For Hope instead of desperation (worry, fear).
  2. For Faith instead of despair (gloom, depression).
  3. For Courage instead of fear (anxiety, dread, panic).
  4. For Peace of mind instead of confusion
  5. For Self Respect instead of self contempt
  6. For Self confidence instead of helpless
  7. For The respect of others instead of their pity and contempt
  8. For A clean conscience instead of a sense of guilt
  9. For Real friendships instead of loneliness
  10. For A clean pattern of life instead of a purposeless existence.
  11. For The love and understanding of our families instead of their doubts and fears
  12. For The freedom of a happy life instead of the bondage of a dependence obsession.

What principles am I learning to live by?

  1. Honesty
  2. Hope
  3. Action
  4. Courage
  5. Integrity
  6. Willingness
  7. Humility
  8. Companionable Love
  9. Discipline
  10. Perseverance
  11. Spiritual Awareness
  12. Service

WHAT THE BIG BOOK SAYS about the 12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery: “If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. 

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. 

We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them ” – From the book “Alcoholics Anonymous”     

12 rewards of recovery
WHAT ROAD ARE YOU ON AND WHERE DOES IT LEAD?

                        

12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

When first entering recovery, many of us find ourselves with a few doubts and reservations. We fear that it might become harder to make friends once we can no longer go to a bar and buy a few rounds. Perhaps we fear that we may lose the friends we already have if they perceive our sobriety as boring. This line of thinking does us no good, only serving as a distraction from the many benefits of working to overcome our addiction. Nevertheless, the rewards are great, both in quality and quantity. And perhaps nothing outlines these rewards better than the 12 Promises.

12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery taught at drug rehab centers, are also referred to as the Ninth Step Promises. They appear in Chapter 6 of Alcoholics Anonymous (“Into Action”) on pages 83 and 84. The relevant passage reads:

“If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.”

This is the sentiment about the 12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery with which AA members should approach the 12 Promises. In addition to the 12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery, we might also take some comfort in the 12 Rewards. Presented at the 1985 International Convention in Montreal by an AA member from Ohio, the 12 Rewards present us with attributes that will come to replace certain character defects if we work on our sobriety long enough.

Below, we’ll briefly discuss each of the 12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery

For more information about the 12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery or our drug rehab centers programs call27824424779. We are here to help people live a sober life. But we do way, way more than that. We help them transform their lives utterly. The 12 Rewards of Addiction Recovery are very real and replace chaos, depression and mayhem that comes with obsessive thinking and compulsions that turn into addictions over time. Many blessings to you.