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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

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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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"Freedom from your transgression will come through sincere faith, true repentance, willing obedience, and the giving of self. Why the giving of self? Because selfishness is at the root of your problem. Where selfishness and transgression flourish, the Spirit of the Lord can’t enter your life to bless you. To succeed, you must conquer your selfishness. When your beacon is focused on self, it does little more than blind your vision. When turned outward through acts of kindness and love, it will light your path to happiness and peace. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990