1st Things First

    1. Learn what the 12 Steps are and work them one step at a time.
  1. Read and Download Day One: My First 24 Hours in Recovery
      View Online or Print out back-to-back and then tri-fold

    The Next 24 Hours and the Rest of My Life

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  2. Get a sponsor or recovery buddy. Be persistent!! It takes time to find a good sponsor. Learn more about Sponsorship.
  3. See the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about your problem.
  4. Find a local Christian recovery meeting and attend regularly.If there are no local meetings in your area, consider starting your own meeting. See How to Start a Group.
  5. Start a JournalClick to learn more
  6. Get a recovery medallion inspirational card, key chain or stone to carry with you at all times. You will be amazed how these help in times of need. http://christians-in-recovery.org/store
  7. Get a recovery Bible These specially annotated for people in Recovery. READ IT. We recommend the following:

    Life Recovery Bible

    Life Recovery Bible Workbook

    Serenity: A Companion for Twelve Step Recovery

    (New King James Version- New Testament Psalms & Proverbs),
    by Dr. Robert Hemfelt and Dr. Richard Fowler,

    Recovery Devotional Bible
  8. Read all you can about your condition or dysfunctional behavior at RecoveryBooks.com
  9. Spend time in prayer communing with God. Ask Him to guide you. Ask for a willing and open heart that You will hear and follow His will for your life. Helpful Prayers
  10. Recovery Help for Pastors & Ministers
  11. Get some Self-Help Software
  12. Read the testimonies of other Christians who have recovered
  13. Get and read every day a daily recovery devotional.
    We suggest these:

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