Connecting Women in Recovery

Newcomer Tips

Newcomer tip #8: Finding a Sponsor

This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip every few days for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

The last blog was about the importance of developing some discipline in our lives. We need to have a daily agenda and routine and stick to it. Today’s newcomer tip is about finding a sponsor.

Pleases Note: I’m going to be discussing sponsorship from the 12 step fellowship perspective. There are other types of recovery but I don’t have experience with them and I can’t share knowledge that I don’t have. If someone reading this blog has experience with other type of recovery programs and sponsorship, please share about it in the comments section below.

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Newcomer tip # 7: Become Disciplined
This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip every few days for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

Our last blog was about the importance of getting connected. We need to make those personal bonds and build trust if we are going to stay sober. Today we will discuss the necessity of developing some discipline in our lives.

Boredom May Lead to Old Behaviors

I know the word DISCIPLINE might make you cringe but it’s not as bad as you think. If you like, use the word structure instead.

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Newcomer Tip 6: Getting Connected

This is a blog series that will be focusing on a tip every few days for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

The last blog was about getting Higher Powered, how to connect with your higher power. Today we will discuss the benefits of being involved in the recovery community.

Join a *support group – whether you join a Christian based group, like Celebrate Recovery or 12 step groups like AA or NA, it’s essential to get a social support network. A recovery network can provide wonderful value, help and wisdom to your recovery efforts. On the Resource Page there is a list of women’s meetings and links to different groups in the Washtenaw County area.

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recovery tips for newcomers

This is a blog series that will be focusing on a tip every few days for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps. They are to be used in addition to meetings and steps. The first few months of sobriety are hard. These are some ways to help get you through it.

In the last article we talked about changing your environment by surrounding yourself with positive people, things and experiences. I hope these tips have been helpful so far. Today we are going to talk about getting Higher Powered.

We All Come in to Recovery Disconnected

This is a touchy subject for some people. Either they don’t believe in a Higher Power, they don’t believe that a Higher Power can help them with their addiction, they are mad at their Higher Power, they have Faith but their Faith hasn’t kept them sober yet, or they just don’t know what to believe. Do any of these sound familiar to you? Well, welcome to recovery then because we all come in with some sort of disconnection to a Higher Power. That’s why in the book *Alcoholics Anonymous they dedicated a whole chapter to this subject called We Agnostics.

Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. Alcoholics Anonymous pg. 45

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