Posted by ClearSkies on November 4, 2005, at 8:11:23
In reply to Re: Is it necessary to abstain completely? » ClearSkies, posted by mama141 on November 4, 2005, at 7:44:11
> Personally, I dont feel I am "powerless" over drugs or alcohol -- I believe that I truly have a choice. My "healing" came through a faith-based situation, if you will, and I will be glad to discuss it over on the "Faith" board if anyone is interested. (Understanding that my way is not right for eveyone) Also, I am 60+ years old and just plain ole' life experience finally sank in I guess.
I'll pass on the faith discussion, thanks. 6 of the 12 steps of AA refer to G*d or a greater power. I have to turn myself over to G*d, admit things to G*d, and seek G*d through prayer or meditation. I personally don't fit AA's religious format, and have successfully maintained sobriety for over 75 days so far, using Women For Sobriety and I participated in an intensive outpatient programme.