11 Questions to Consider for Success in Recovery in the New Year

11 Questions to Consider for Success in Recovery in the New YearWhether you’re just beginning your recovery journey or have decades of recovery under your belt, a new year offers an opportunity for a fresh start. Set aside time at the beginning of the year to reflect on last year and plan for a successful new year. Jeremiah 6:16 (New Living Translation, NLT) says, “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls…” Here are 11 questions to ask yourself to help you succeed in your recovery in the new year. (more…)

Why Admission Without Change is Meaningless

Why Admission Without Change is MeaninglessWhen it comes to making changes in our lives, some of us act as if we’ve got our heads buried in the sand. For example, after years of struggling with addiction, we finally admitted we had a problem. But that was several months ago. We probably even looked into going through treatment, seeing a counselor, and attending a Life Recovery group.

However, we still haven’t made any changes in our lives.

If this sounds like you and you’re struggling to make changes in your life, the truth is, admission without change is meaningless. While you needed to admit you have a problem with addiction, recovery doesn’t stop there. That’s just the first step on your journey! (more…)

How to Stop Making Excuses—and Start to Succeed!

Has this happened to you?

On the first day of your sobriety, you went to a couple of 12-step meetings. Then you called your sponsor later that day, and you kept calling them every day after that. By taking small steps, you were able to begin to make big changes in your life.

Fast forward 100 days, and things aren’t looking so good for you. You’ve stopped going to your support group. And you no longer talk to your accountability partner and avoid your sponsor. (more…)