I just celebrated a year clean and sober 1/1/14. A year ago I was homeless for the 4th time. I have my own room for the first time in 3 years.
Although I am deeply involved in the sober community I do not believe a 12 step recovery program is the only path to recovery. Programs such as Smart Recovery are great for those who just can't get their head wrapped around the concept of a "higher power". My own journey has been more about self empowerment than claiming powerlessness. In the A.A. "Big book" it says: "we tried to find an easier softer way but we could not."
So I searched the internet and literally found "The easier softer way" one of many websites that applies the tenets of Buddhism to recovery. I have found it very useful I hope that you do too.
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