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Response to fujiyama (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:03 AM

25. Your higher power can be your 12 step group

or even your "higher self". I'm Pagan and when I mention my higher power, I use the pronoun her or even the name I've given her, Evelyn. No one blinks an eye.

Most 12 step groups I've been in have been very supportive of "God as I understand God". I do think it would be helpful for them to change the wording to "Higher Power as I understand Higher Power".

You're unfortunately correct in your thought that you might have to find other friends. They are triggers for you and triggers will make recovery really hard, and relapse really easy.

You've already got most of the first step. Way to go.

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