Are The 12 Steps Really Necessary For Sobriety? | Clearbrook

For those who do not have experience with a twelve step program, it can seem like more work than necessary. Many may wonder, “Why so many steps, isn’t it enough just to stop drinking or using drugs.” For those of us who have struggled with the disease of addiction, we understand that merely putting down the drink and/or drugs is only the beginning. Typically, this understanding only comes after we have attempted sobriety without the 12 steps and usually crash and burn in the process. Here we will break down each of the steps and discuss the importance of each.

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Lunch with Robert Forster: ‘I wouldn’t write about anyone’s drug use but my own’

Forster writes in the book about his heroin use, because that’s how he got sick. But McLennan’s indulgences are off-limits. Some have taken that as a failing, a shirking of the truth, but Forster thinks of it merely as doing the right thing. In too many rock biographies, such tales are used as payback, and that wasn’t ever on his agenda.

Source: Lunch with Robert Forster: ‘I wouldn’t write about anyone’s drug use but my own’

This drunkenness began in some other tavern. When I get back around to that place, I’ll be completely sober. ~Rumi | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Mr. Cohan placed both hands on the bar. ‘Mr. Walsh,’ he said severely, ‘in Gavagan’s we will serve a man a drink to wet his whistle, or even because his old woman has pasted him with a dornick, but a drink to get drunk with I do not sell. Now I’m telling you you’ve had enough for tonight, and in the morning you’ll be thanking me…’ (“My Brother’s Keeper”)” ― Fletcher Pratt, Tales From Gavagan’s Bar

Source: This drunkenness began in some other tavern. When I get back around to that place, I’ll be completely sober. ~Rumi | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Everybody is fighting the same battle just in different variations | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

Look my eyes are just holograms

Look your love has drawn red from my hands

From my hands you know you’ll never be

More than twist in my sobriety

More than twist in my sobriety

More than twist in my sobriety

Source: Everybody is fighting the same battle just in different variations | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY