Gratitude is an essential aspect of a 12-step recovery program from drug and alcohol addiction. One of the main reasons why gratitude is so important is that it helps individuals in recovery shift their focus away from their problems and toward the positive aspects of their lives. By adopting an attitude of gratitude, individuals in recovery can appreciate the small things in life and find joy in the present moment, rather than dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future. This mindset can help to reduce stress and anxiety and promote a more positive outlook on life, which is crucial for maintaining long-term sobriety.
Another reason why gratitude is important in a 12-step recovery program is that it helps individuals to cultivate humility and a sense of perspective. Addiction is often accompanied by a sense of self-centeredness, where the individual is focused solely on their own needs and desires. However, by practicing gratitude, individuals in recovery can begin to see the bigger picture and appreciate the support and love they receive from others. This can help to build a sense of community and foster a greater sense of empathy and compassion towards others, which can be crucial for maintaining sobriety over the long term.
Tonight, we talk about Gratitude.
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