Someone hear me , help me ,
By kerinicole
7/14/2010 9:50:19 PM
I am new to this site? what is it about? how do I work on my recovery? I've tried na and aa for years i'm looking for something else that will work for me, those didnt. I want to get started on my recovery, how can I start? Anyone who has suggestions please write. I'm desperate to get out of this vicious cycle of destruction


What is the addiction you are struggling with?    
"If it is drugs and alcohol, you may not like my suggestion but please consider it. Go BACK to AA and find someone that has a lot of time sober (at least 10 years) Ask that person to walk you through the 12 Steps. You will be amazed before you are half way through. You mentioned that in the past these programs didn't work for you. Is it possible that you didn't give the program an honest try? The church has the ARP program that is really great but unless you're in Utah, meetings can be pretty scarce and addicts need ALOT of meetings in the beginning. Good luck to you."
posted at 08:26:14 on July 15, 2010 by Anonymous
The Difference of LDS AR as I see it.    
"Dear Kerinicole, the main difference that I have observed between the LDS/AR and other 12 step programs that are usually sponsored by church groups or community service organizations is that our Higher Power is Jesus Christ and through His Atonement and Redemption we are healed from our addictions. Sounds simple doesn't it. NOT!!!! This much I do know- there is less recidivism or relapse when your Higher Power is Jesus Christ. It still requires work, hard work with faith, humility, repentance, buckets of tears and a determination to work each step. I am logged in as part of the "Support For Loved Ones" group because of my daughter being a long term drug and alcohol addict with sever "relationship" disasters. I have another daughter who is in a "same sex" relationship and is torn with the desire to be a mother but can't seem to break out of her relationship. As for myself, I am a recovering addict to Pornography and Alcholo. With the Lords help I have overcome these dibilitating addictions and am Temple worthy. Are the temptations completely gone? No. But Step 3 thru Step 7 has been the means of my mastering these struggles. The LDS/AR steps 3 and 7 have teeth!!!!!!! They have power. I cannot overemphasize this. They also have allowed my to turn my life over to Christ and to have Him remove from me these sinful character weaknesses.

As for my daughters, I love them and with the help of LDS/AR I have discovered that "Dear Old Dad" is a Co-Dependent Enabler. To deal with this and overcome this Thinking Defect has been so liberating.

My advice, "Come Unto Christ and be perfected in Him" with the help of your friends, your True friends that you will find here at LDSAR.ORG.

My prayer for you is nothing short of complete recovery. You can do it."
posted at 21:08:38 on July 20, 2010 by migail3
Well Said    
"Thanks for that testimony and success story, Migail3. I echo your encouragement and your knowledge that the atonement of Jesus Christ works!"
posted at 22:14:50 on July 20, 2010 by BeClean

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990