mental health , 12 steps , recovery , drug addiction , powerlessness , surrender
I both love and hate the 12 Steps.
After quitting the fellowship yesterday (“for good, this time!”), I went to another meeting tonight (again). And it was great, I loved it.
But there’s so much of the dogma and culture which I fucking hate. There are certain things I simply will not subscribe to, certain things I cannot bring myself to say.
I’m not going to mould myself into a starry-eyed 12 Step believer. I can’t fool myself into doing that.
But here’s what I love:
12 Steps is a community of (fucking crazy) people with a common problem, coming together to support and help each other.
And THAT is fucking golden. I just need to find ways of dealing with the rest of the 12 Steps annoying bollocks.
[Note: forgive my swearing, I’ve been fasting today and recently had a strong coffee. It’s having approximately triple…
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