-Admitting that one cannot control one’s addiction or compulsion
-Recognising a higher power that can give strength
-Examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member)
-Making amends for these errors
-Learning to live a new life with a new code of behaviour
-Helping others who suffer from the same addictions or compulsions
Taken from the 12-step program
My name is Jeff and I’m an addict.
I have been hooked for pretty much my whole life. It got into my system when I was inside the womb and has been coursing through my veins ever since. I had no choice. To me it seems natural and I really don’t know any different.
It is most certainly not something I could ever live without and would never want to go through a cold turkey. The high is too incredible to give up. It uplifts, awakens and expands me from the inside out.
I felt the absence of it once and it was just too painful to bear. But I got through it, as do we all, and came out the other side stronger and wiser.
I have discovered that the more I share my fix with others, the more of it I get in return. There is an endless supply.
We all want it, need it and can’t live without it. It is the foundation of everything and the most powerful thing on this planet. Let’s embrace it and give into its mighty pull.
My name is Jeff and I’m a love addict.
Love is my drug and I will never give it up.