I was reading an article (can’t remember which one now) about other programs that help people stay sober besides AA. I find a lot of these articles on The Fix website. I follow it on Facebook. I recommend it to everyone who is struggling with an addiction and likes to read.
I came across a website Women For Sobriety. I submitted to join last week but I am just getting around to exploring the site today. It is interesting. It is a forum for women only to discuss our struggle and support each other. The first thing I came across while reading introductions was 13 affirmations that should be said each day. (I guess I should have read it in an “about” section first but I was skipping ahead. ) I really like these and plan to say them daily. For as long as I remember to. Actually, I might print them out and put them on my bathroom mirror.
1. I have a life-threatening problem that once had me. I now take charge of my life and my disease. I accept the responsibility.
2. Negative thoughts destroy only myself. My first conscious sober act must be to remove negativity from my life.
3. Happiness is a habit I will develop. Happiness is created, not waited for.
4. Problems bother me only to the degree that I permit them to.
5. I am what I think. I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate woman.
6. Life can be ordinary or it can be great. Greatness is mine by a conscious effort.
7. Love can change the course of my world. Caring becomes all important.
8. The fundamental object of life is emotional and spiritual growth. Daily I put my life into a proper order, knowing which are the priorities.
9. The past is gone forever. No longer will I be victimized by the past, I am a new person.
10. All love given returns. I will learn to know that others love me.
11. Enthusiasm is my daily exercise. I treasure all moments of my new life.
12. I am a competent woman and have much to give life. This is what I am and I shall know it always.
13. I am responsible for myself and for my actions. I am in charge of my mind, my thoughts, and my life.
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love those statements.
Long ago, I was taught that enthusiasm isn’t cool – as in it is cool to not be enthusiastic – disaffected, even a little bored and not impressed – cool is wrong.
Works pretty darn well for us menfolks, too. Thanks for sharing it.
Well the site is for women and they will delete any profiles of men pretending to be women. But there is one for just men. https://www.pgdf.org/finding-treatment/mutual-help-groups/men-for-sobriety/
Oh, cool. Thanks!
I have been a member of WFS for four years. When you really use the statements and focus on the program, it does work. Now, the trick is for me to do just that. I also just started SMART yesterday, and am really liking the tools and homework and trying to figure out how to create my toolbox.
I wish I could access the forums at work but don’t want my coworkers knowing. Maybe on my next night off I can browse the sites.