Here is a little about Cheryl. She often says, "Slowbriety" – She is 26 years in recovery. Her great dependency on human aid was killing her; it took on the form of para-alcoholism / codependency. She made it to Al-anon and after many years there went onto several other 12 step fellowships – Overeaters Anonymous and Food addicts Anonymous, and Debtors Anonymous. These fellowships helped, however she had lots of information with very little transformation. After reading an article published by Bill W. in 1958 called “The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety” -- She arrived at the door of Adult Children of Alcoholics. This is where her life started to take on new meaning. she can honestly say that she is coming to – a state of consciousness, awakened spiritually. Step 2 –is not that I am crazy or insane rather the Latin term Sanitey = the condition of having a healthy mind.
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Resources from this episode:
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Spiritual Gangsters link to meetings
Big Book Sponsorship
Big Red Book of ACA
Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe. This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses: A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262 This song is used with the permission of Cory Ellsworth.