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Grant Me The Serenity – Recovery Thoughts

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference, generally accredited to Reinhold Niebuhr, the theologian. Nearly every recovery program begins with the simple message, known as the Serenity Prayer. It opens the meeting and closes the meeting, giving every person in the room the chance to realize there are other people just like them and there’s something bigger than everyone.

There are also prayers meant for the family, friends and loved ones of the addict. These prayers are meant to give them something to hold onto and a way to help the addict in their daily life. Families can share the prayers together, to show the addict they are still loved and cared about.

Messages of Recovery

Prayer of St. Francis – a prayer used by many to encourage their recovery efforts

Listen to Recovery – audio clips to broadcast messages of recovery

Addiction Poems – poems written by former addicts after conquering their fears

Drug Addiction Poems – information on different types of addiction poetry

Poems about Addiction – poetry pertaining to addiction from those who experienced it

Daily Meditations

Recovery Prayers & Psalms – different prayers meant for daily meditation.

Twelve Step Prayers – a prayer and daily meditation for each of the twelve steps.

Prayers & Meditations – different types of prayers and meditations for addicts in recovery.

Meditation for Addiction Recovery – examines the link between healthy recovery and meditation.

Drug Addiction Meditation shows how meditation can successfully help an addict.

Recovery Prayers – prayers and promises for those in recovery, categorized by the step of recovery.

Prayers for Those in Recovery – prayers developed for soldiers and former soldiers with an addiction problem.

Recovery Prayers – different prayers for those currently in recovery.

Prayers for Recovery – a full listing of prayers meant to aid those in recovery.

Quotes & Affirmations

Addiction Quotes – a full listing of drug addiction quotes from famous and not so famous addicts.

Addiction Alchemy – different affirmations dealing with addiction.

Affirmation Addiction Recovery – the link between addiction and recovery.

Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Affirmations – different audio clips with daily affirmations.

Videos of Inspirational Messages

Clean and Sober – a video that highlights the reasons to stay sober.

The spoken word has a great amount of healing power for those in the process of recovery after experiencing an addiction problem. Other addicts speak out with a message of recovery, helping those struggling see the bright light at the end of the tunnel. There are many studies that have found meditation and simple affirmations used everyday can aid in the recovery process.

Further Reading

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