My letter to Ms. Glaser...
You Listen and decide.
Ms. Glaser ...
Thank you so much for discussing The 12 Step Program.
You incorrectly stated that The 12 step program considers Emotional Challenges such as:
Depression and Anxiety out of bounds issues.. You stated: "
These are Disorders considered an "out side issue" of the 12 step program."
I'm happy to let you know that every 12 step meeting I have attended, (well over 1500 ) Every Meeting dealt with those issues. The 12 step Program recognizes human's Natural Emotional Challenges (EC)
The Program benefits anyone who has Emotional Challenges(EC)
Every single human has EC.
Think of it as a "hole" in your Identity.
Drug Users "use",
Depression, "check out of society".
Ignorant people "get angry",
small minded people "Create Drama".
Greedy, Judgemental & self centered people,
..."Control / Manipulate" those around them... Mostly the ones they love.
The 12 step Program prepares the member on a path to overcome or manage ALL these issues.
All of them. Then, as the 12th and final step says:
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to
carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our
All Of OUR Affairs. Living Life on Lifes Terms.
We soon discover how to fill that "hole" with Unstoppable Joy and Serenity!
The Member has, for the first time, a box full of "Tools" to deal with
ALL of life's Hurts, Habits and Hang-ups.
It changed My Life...
I'm an Alcoholic.
I have been sober 1768 days.
If you would like to discuss further, please join me on My Weekly Radio Show
Restoring Hope, which encourage real life Successful members of 12 step programs to share their stories. Thanks again for the platform to share one of my passions in Life...Recovery.