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Monday, March 3, 2014

The Arbor - January and February 2015

The January and February 2015 issues continue the Arbor's tradition of providing inspiration and guidance for overcoming addictions of all kinds. Each month the Arbor focuses on one of the twelve steps to recovery. With the beginning of the new year these issues focus on steps one and two.

The January issue focuses on step one, honesty. As A Guide to Addiction Recovery and Healing explains:
Living in recovery requires absolute honesty. However, denial, self-deception, and isolation are hallmarks of addictive behavior. "By being humble and honest and calling upon God and others for help, you can overcome your addictions through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" (vi).
 The February issue features step two, hope. An anonymous contributor explains:
I learned I had to . . . seek God's help for me. As I felt His help and comfort, my hope increased. This is where I need to be. This is where I want to be—turning to God with faith.
The Arbor lists both face-to-face and telephone recovery groups (which can be completely anonymous) available to anyone at no charge. All are welcome. You can recover through the faith in Jesus Christ.

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