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|12-03-2006, 04:37 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Alberta, Canada
From the archives:
I've seen many rewritten versions of the original AA 12 steps. The basic framework seems to be helpful for a lot of people. It does seem to me that all of these tend to rely on an external locus of control.
I adhere to the premise that my addiction to alcohol can be dealt with more appropriately from an internal locus of control, therefore the Smart(SELF Management and Recovery Training) program is the main method on which I base my recovery.
Not so many quotes on the Smart website, but lots of acronyms,lol.
|12-03-2006, 09:27 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Some quotess that I like:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time
---Abraham Lincoln. 16th U.S. president
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
--- Marcus Aelius Aurelius (121-180 AD), Roman emperor, philosopher
There are many others also
|12-03-2006, 09:55 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Davenport, WA
Dr. Lizardking's Adaptation of the Twelve Steps for the Rationalist
1. In recognition of the detriment that my addiction has caused, I have a
firm unyielding commitment to stay clean and sober in all circumstances, no
2. I understand that some situations may require a little help from my
friends, or professional guidance, I'm willing to accept that help which I
find to be beneficial to my recovery.
3. Work to make changes in my life and develop a different life-style that
is more conducive to sobriety.
4. Acquire awareness of my behaviors, and build a firm understanding of
those behaviors that are advantageous to my continued sobriety.
5. Exchange information with others in order to expand my understanding of
behaviors and attitudes that create a higher quality of life.
6. Establish reasonable and attainable goals in order to grow and learn in
7. Work toward those goals to the best of my ability.
8. Discover the damages that I have done in the past that may be an obstacle
to my further growth and/or my emotional well-being.
9. Do what is possible and reasonable to repair such damages.
10. Maintain an awareness of my behavior and attitudes, avoid any actions
that may be detrimental to myself or others.
11. Increase my level of self-awareness, body of knowledge, and ability to
think clearly. I take full responsibility for all my behaviors and actions.
I learn from my experiences, and the experiences and knowledge of others. I
look to the future with an optimistic curiosity.
12. I use the knowledge, experience, and understanding that I have gained to
offer assistance to those that have the desire to achieve sobriety.
Respecting such persons' autonomy and well-being, my only concern is for
their success in sobriety and improved quality of life.
Last edited by doorknob; 12-03-2006 at 10:23 AM.
|12-03-2006, 10:25 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Davenport, WA
It was posted on LSRmail some years ago:
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