Children of Alcoholics & Addicts Learn to Cry with a Smile

"An adult child is someone whose actions and decisions as an adult

are guided by childhood experiences grounded in self-doubt or fear."

BRB p. 302

The Problem

The Solution

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“Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
Stephen R. Covey

(Crossing One Bridge at a Time)














This is a lesson in self-education. Begin with the bridge of Honesty. Look up the definition. Incorporate this first bridge into your day for one week.  Each week, add and practice a new bridge. After 12 weeks, start over from the beginning until all twelve bridges become a part of your daily awareness, naturally. 

Researching each word will accelerate results.  Gradually, these good thoughts will replace worn out habits that aren't serving you.  Enjoy the creative process.

The knowledge you acquire from the lesson of the Twelve Bridges will guide you to feeling free and wonderful about yourself while generating the people and things that will serve you in the best possible way.

Recovery is a healing process. Don't be afraid to reach out for professional help or a 12 Step program which best suits your issue. Support of others who are in sympathy and understanding can only expand your recovery.

The Bottom Line

Life is a divine comedy. There is humor in every tragedy.

You are responsible for everything that happens in your life.
Be kind to yourself.  Cooperate with yourself.  Appreciate everything. 
Have fun with this lesson! 
This is not a test. This is a gift.

Much Love and Encouragement,

Recovery is untangling confusion.

Recovery is the freedom to live your own life.

Recovery is a lifetime commitment.

Recovery is never giving up hope.

Recovery is facing reality without losing the capacity to love.

Recovery is the gift of grace.

Recovery is a do-it-yourself program.

Recovery is a matter of choice.

Recovery is seeing the world with awe.

 Serenity is a gift of Recovery

Alcohol's Promise
I am more powerful than all the combined armies of the world.
I have destroyed more people than all the wars of the nations.
I have caused millions of accidents and wrecked more homes
than all the floods, tornadoes and hurricanes put together.
I am the world's slickest thief, I steal billions of dollars each year.
I find my victims among the rich and poor alike,
the young, the strong and the weak.
I loom up to such proportions that I cast a shadow over a field of labor.
I am relentless, insidious, unpredictable and arrogant.
I am everywhere; in the home, on the street, in the factory,
in the office, on land and in the air.
I bring sickness, poverty and even death.
I give nothing and take all. 
I am your worst enemy.
I am alcohol. 
I am patient and I am waiting.

If your life or family is in danger and threatened,
call 911, immediately!

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