The years of giving in to our drug of choice had taken its toll. Physically, we often faced many problems. This was often exacerbated by the fact that we refused to visit the doctor. Often, we were in fear about what the doctor would say. When we did visit we often lied about our “usage”; either minimizing or denying that we had a problem. Emotionally, we were often an empty shell. We had so buffered ourselves with our drug of choice, that our feelings were deeply buried. Were someone asked us how we felt, we were hard pressed to give an answer. Our finances were often in ruins, due to our irresponsibility around money. As far as spirituality went, we were an empty shell. Even if at one time we had believed in G-d we now feared that we would be punished for all of our actions. Others felt that G-d had abandoned them and that there was no hope for redemption.
As we immersed ourselves in the program, an inner spark within us was kindled. All the things we thought we had lost forever began to be reclaimed. Our health improved, our emotions were reawakened and we developed a relationship with our Higher Power. We literally had come back from the dead
Personal Reflection: What areas do I still need to breathe life into?