Powerlessness and Asking for Addiction Help

“Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this power?”  We Agnostics pg 45 from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

As alcoholics we spend our whole drinking career searching for power and control. We try many different methods to gain control and power over our drinking, but the last place we usually look are places we can get addiction help such as an affordable rehab, AA, or treatment centers in California. We would rather defend our right to drink or use to the death than accept alcohol addiction help. We continue to seek out power until we exhaust all of our option. At that point we can finally surrender. It’s when we don’t have any other choice than an alcoholic finally truly surrender and can get sober. In recovery we find what we have been searching for our whole lives… POWER. We start to build a relationship with a power greater than ourselves and in return regain control of our lives but the question still remains, where do we find this power? That’s easy by doing the work available through various 12 step programs or  a Los Angeles rehab. You can start on the path toward regaining power in your life. Through recovery you’ll be able, not only to regain control, but also mend broken relationships, and become happily and usefully whole. Through this lifestyle you will find a sense of purpose and joy for life that many of us have been searching for long before we got sober.

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