Joe &Charlie Workshop – Handout – Work Sheets – Page 4 Review of Resentments COLUMN 1 COLUMN 2 COLUMN 3 COLUMN 4 COLUMN 5 I Am Resentful At: I list people, institutions or principles with whom I am angry. USE YOUR OWN PAPER TO RESPOND The Cause: I ask myself why …
Joe & Charlie Workshop – Handout – Work Sheets – Page 3 Basic Instincts of Life Which Create Self Social Instinct Security Instinct Sexual Instinct Companionship: Wanting to belong or to be accepted. Prestige: Wanting to be recognized or to be accepted as a leader. Self-Esteem: What we think of ourselves, high or low. Pride: …
STEP 4 Inventory Comparison Business Personal FACT-FINDING FACT-FACING TRUTH STOCK-IN-TRADE < — > < — > < — > < — > SEARCHING FEARLESS MORAL OURSELVES OBJECT: DISCLOSE DAMAGED OR UNSALABLE GOODS < — > FIND FLAWED THINKING PROCESS GET RID OF THEM PROMPTLY WITHOUT REGRET < — > GET RID …
Joe & Charlie Workshop – Handout – Work Sheets – Page 1 WHAT IS THE SOLUTION ? Fellowship supports us. Spiritual experience or spiritual awakening changes us. OLD MEMBER…supports through experience-> OLD MEMBER…supports through strength- – > OLD MEMBER….supports through hope- – – – > A Fellowship of those who suffer the same …
I write this article at a point in my life when I have a friend who is a recovering alcoholic and a recovering narcotic addict. It is a timely message for me and one that needs to be written and well read by many people.
Step 7: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Matthew 18:3-4 KJV
“Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
Without true, honest, heartfelt humility we can not recover; We can not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Many people shy away from the Book of Revelation thinking it is too frightening or not applicable to the daily life of a Christian; certainly not to someone in recovery. No so! Revelation has many themes running through it. In this Book great evil is given full reign over the earth. Horrible and terrifying images are presented. There seems to be no way to overcome this terrible evil.
But if you read to the end of this book we learn that God is sovereign. He is greater than any power in the universe. Satan and his minions are defeated. In the end, a new heaven and a new earth are created where we, as believers, live in peace and security for eternity.
What does love have to do with recovery? EVERYTHING! Easily a book could be written on this subject but I only have a few lines, so here goes.
Lack of self-love results in a tremendous amount of inner pain. Low self-esteem often leads people to look to sources outside of themselves for the love that they do not feel for themselves. This can result in “looking for love in all the wrong places” like same sex relationships, drugs, abusive relationships, codependent relationships, eating too much, alcohol, improper sexual relationships, etc. Or one might try medicating the pain with drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, etc.
What is Compulsive Gambling?
Compulsive Gambling is an illness, progressive in its nature, which can be never be cured, but can be arrested.
Before coming to Gambler’s Anonymous many compulsive gamblers thought of themselves as morally weak, or at times just plain “no good”. The Gamblers Anonymous concept is that compulsive gamblers are really very sick people who can recover if they will follow to the best of their ability a simple program that has proved successful for thousands of other men and women with a gambling or compulsive gambling problem.
What should a Compulsive Gambler Do to Stop?
Are you witnessing a decline in your family’s lifestyle and overall happiness? Maybe you are the culprit.
As your tolerance level for your drug of choice or habit increases, more and more of the substance or act is needed to get the desired effect. Though your behavior is now having an obvious negative effect on you and those around you, they rationalize, excuse and minimize the problems just as you do.