Addiction: Step By Step!!!!


Addiction: Step By Step!!!


 In the process of recovery it is important to not only have the addict working a program but also to have the family of the addict working a program. So many times a mother or father will get so caught up in the child’s addiction that they suffer emotionally and physically. To avoid this it is important to put together a program that allows you to be healthy both mentally and physically for you are of  no value to anyone if you are not healthy.  In many cases it is as simple of working your own 12 step program.


  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Addiction: Step By Step – Special Event

On May 17, 2014 across American mothers of addicted children and those affected by addiction will continue to work step by step to share without shame. The goal of this special event is to bring people together to share their journey so that everyone can see that they are not alone in this disease known as addiction. You can learn more about this special event by visiting www.addictsmom.com or calling Barbara Theodosiou, Founder of The Addicts Mom at 954-309-0992.

 To walk in the adversity faced by having an addicted child one must have the proper shoes that will allow them to be strong and sturdy.  The shoes will get dirty, the shoes will break, the shoelaces will fray eventually the shoe will need to be replaced. Often when taking the steps to combat addiction you will see the cycle is much like the life of a shoe. I having the proper shoes you will be able to stand tall as you detach with love. In using the proper shoes in your walk you will be able to get in touch with your divinity as your shoes will act as a grounding and centering trigger. I have found that when I am wearing a particular shoe my attitude shifts.  I have one pair of shoes that my mother who GOD called home on July 5, 2012 bought me that when I lace them up I feel a sense of extra strength and a special connection to GOD.  I have a pair of sandals that when I slip them on I feel a power guided by faith come over me.  Sometimes it can be as simple as changing your shoes to change your perception.

 When you walk step by step and face the issue of addiction first hand you will begin to have a sense of freedom. As you look beyond being a parent of an addict and being grateful for what you do have you will be able to take steps that allow you to enjoy your own health and wellness. As you tackle addiction step by step take time to honor yourself and take care of yourself. You can take action by writing to your legislatures.

 One of the biggest steps you can take is to show love and understanding while distancing yourself from the addict as you work your program step by step.  On www.addcitsmom.com you can share with other members and see that through positive thinking and action you can create a new beginning.

 When in doubt or distracted from your steps you can pray and the answer will be revealed.

Addiction: Step By Step Tools To Stay On Track!!!

 I have found turning on some music and journaling to be a great help in staying on track.

There are many books on addiction that can assist you on taking everyday step by stay in your quest to overcome the adversity of addiction.

Addiction: Step By Step – A Gift

 As I was seeking a way to close the blog today I found this meditation video and thus decided to gift it to you as you take your journey step by step. The journey may be long and have a few trials and tribulations however in the end you will find yourself stronger for it.  The key to remember is that this is not a sprint it is a marathon.

 Take your first step and take care of yourself by taking every movement step by step. You are divine child of GOD so stay positive.

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