The 12 Promises of 12-Step Recovery

Father Michael Decewicz - August 6, 2020

The 12 Promises of 12 Step Recovery

Promise 1

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

Promise 2

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

Promise 3

We will comprehend the word serenity.

Promise 4

We will know peace.

Promise 5

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

Promise 6

That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

Promise 7

We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Promise 8

Self-seeking will slip away.

Promise 9

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Promise 10

Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.

Promise 11

We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

Promise 12

We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

These promises, at least for me, provided hope in the most difficult moments of my early recovery.

            The 12 promises are the “Declaration of Independence” for those who are struggling with their addiction and recovery.  Holding out the beacon of hope that the sufferer can come to realize that God is doing for them what they could not do for themselves.

            Please go to our Facebook page, Addiction Recovery Ministry Pittsburgh, and our website, these next 12 weeks as I will share with you my reflections on the 12 Step Promises. 

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