The Wisdom of RULE 62

There are many reasons to love AA and 12-Step recovery.  In its 85+ years of existence the program has saved hundreds of thousands of lives (including the life of this writer); it also transmits practical wisdom from the ‘school of hard knocks’- what is shared in the rooms of recovery as well as what is…

10 Benefits of Sponsorship

10 Benefits of Sponsorship

Sponsorship, as recommended in AA and NA, is a vital component of a 12-step program. The benefits of a good sponsor are crucial to someone new in recovery. While a sponsor is not required for sobriety, experience has proven that people who find a sponsor and follow suggestions have a greater chance of staying sober.…

Trauma and Step Four

Trauma and Step Four

              The 4th step says to recover, we must take a “resentment inventory” of where we are to blame. But what if you’re a victim of domestic or child abuse?I came to 12-step recovery with a lengthy trauma history, and research says I’m not alone. Studies have found that…