By Stephen Roos
Brisk, insightful, and compassionate, this publication seems to be at all the Twelve Steps from a tender person's standpoint. Concrete path is helping getting better youngsters make the stairs part of their lives.
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Extra info for A Young Person's Guide To The Twelve Steps
Those fears are rarely justifiedbut if they're holding you back from taking the Fifth Step, it's a good idea to search out someone else. ) Let's remember that not everybody has a sponsor. Nor do we all have a good rapport with our sponsor. If for some reason you're not able to find another sponsor, by all means find someone else to talk to. Generally speaking, of course, it's easier to go to people in the fellowship. After all, they did their Fifth Step for the first time once too and they know how you're feeling.
It means accepting it's the alcohol and other drugs that got us into trouble. It's admitting that getting high doesn't do what it used to. It's saying we can no longer count on booze and drugs to get us "up" and "together" anymore. Page 11 What's manageable and what's unmanageable can be a very confusing question for many of us. After the troubling, almost crazy upbringing many of us have had, we get used to erratic, angry, sad, and fearful as the norm. As Ramon, a nineteen-year-old college freshman says, "I thought everything was fine.
Generally speaking, of course, it's easier to go to people in the fellowship. After all, they did their Fifth Step for the first time once too and they know how you're feeling. But if you feel more comfortable with someone outside the program, why not ask that person to hear you? Page 43 Some prefer to do their Fifth Step with a family minister, priest, or rabbi. For very good reasons, some feel safer doing it with a minister, priest, or rabbi their family has never met. Some even prefer to do their Fifth Step with someone they've met only briefly and will never run into again.