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Celebrate Recovery, 12 Step

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Tonight I will begin a 12 Step Recovery group as its co-leader. I completed one myself over a year ago and now will co-lead with the woman who lead mine. When I took my neighbor to CR she was a recovering addict from opioids, I, myself, was once again 50 pounds overweight and was starting to realize I had a FOOD problem. Of course I didn't "need" CR as my problem wasn't a substance...or so I thought.

My addiction to carbohydrates was creating dopamine issues in my brain similar to those of a heroin user! Scary as I came to this thought. I was an addict too, but mine was much worse as you have eat to live. This is a short portion of my testimony. We at SP are here because we ALL struggle with food issues. My CR group is a great place to find support and encouragers as we are on a road where we have to relearn to eat to live and not live to eat!

Find a group for support and join it, whether online or better in person. My SP has been wonderful, but my CR is great too!

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    Anyone who is struggling or hurting. Addictions include FOOD issues! There ya go, check it out. There are groups near you. Sort of AA BUT with JESUS.

    Prayer for Serenity
    God, grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things I can,
    and the wisdom to know the difference.
    Living one day at a time,
    enjoying one moment at a time;
    accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
    taking, as Jesus did,
    this sinful world as it is,
    not as I would have it;
    trusting that You will make all things right
    if I surrender to Your will;
    so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with You forever in the next.


    Reinhold Niebuhr
    145 days ago
    emoticon what is CR?
    145 days ago
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