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12 Step Program for Alcoholism Recovery: Step 7

We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, Retreat at Lancaster County will be providing tips on alcoholism recovery and prevention throughout the month of April.

In step seven of the program you should be prepared to completely turn over control of your life, your wrongs and your characters flaws to your higher power. Step six focused on preparing to turn yourself over by accepting yourself and your past. Now, you are ready to let it go. You may notice the step seven is somewhat similar to step 3 – in this case however, you have taken a thorough inventory of yourself as a person, admitted your wrongdoings and prepared to turn yourself over to God. In this way, the seventh step is truly a turning point in your recovery.

By asking God to remove your shortcomings and take control of your recovery, you are admitting once again that you are powerless. You need the support of your higher power to lead the way and heal your soul. By accepting yourself you allow room for acceptance from God, which is the only way to allow a release of control over your life and your addiction.

Step seven focuses on a change in attitude. When you are proud, stubborn, and possessive over your past you are too weak to recover and move forward. Step seven is a significant act of humility as you place your ego aside and admit that you can’t handle recovery on your own. The truth is, you cannot erase your past, your wrongs or your character flaws. Only by releasing control and allowing God to act can you allow this to happen. Only God has the power to heal you and take away the negative life that you once lived in favor of something positive and meaningful.

To begin your drug or alcohol addiction rehab treatment and recovery at Retreat now, please call us for more information or immediate travel arrangements to our Lancaster, PA location or from surrounding areas in DE, MD, DC, NJ, NY, and other parts of Pennsylvania including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

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