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 peers.
Self-seeking will slip away.
Our whole attitude and outlook on 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 God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
The above are not extravagant promises. They are being fulfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.
And, in reality, the journey of recovery offers many benefits that can't be measured and can be hard to explain to one who has no gratitude, or who has no genuine desire to recover. These promises are not unique to Alcoholics Anonymous. There are many paths to recovery and each path offers a peace that passes any kind of understanding.
Adapted from Recovery Today ---Rick B.
Chopra's Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Potentiality - We all have the ability to achieve any dream.
Giving - The more we give, the more we receive back.
Cause and Effect (Karma) - Every action causes a force that will return the same action back to us.
Least Effort - Least action and therefore, least resistance.
Intention and Desire - Your true potential is effected by your true intentions and desire.
Detachment - One must give up physical attachment to reap the results of one's intentions and desire.
Purpose of Life (Dharma) - Our Higher Power, or God, has given us a purpose here in our lives.
The financial cost to our society of alcohol and other drug abuse is estimated to be $364 billion annually. Depending on which report you are reading, the cost of treatment is anywhere from 4 to 12 times less costly than the financial consequences of addiction. There is no way to measure the benefits of recovery in regard to psychological, emotional, and spiritual value. What we can measure is the decline in ER visits, hospital stays, general medical costs, employer dissatisfaction, and arrests.
Samhsa report March 2010
Dr. Candace McDaniel
8021 East Thornton Fwy, Suite A
Dallas, Texas 75228