We do not differentiate between someone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol, someone who has self-harmed in the past, someone who has problems with food, someone who has a family member that has had these problems, or someone who wants to learn about recovery for their own reasons. Here we welcome all who want to support others on the path to a healthier life!
For Lansing AA visit Alcoholics Anonymous or call (517) 377-1444
For addiction and metal health help please call 1-800-821-HELP
Suicide help and information visit Life Line or call 1-800-273-8255
What Does the L.C.C. Recovery Club Do?
At our meetings we focus on discussion about our weeks, the struggles faced but more importantly the trials overcome. We also try hard to hold events for club members and in cooperation with local Recovery programs to to promote a communal bond between our members. A lot of the time good friends can keep you from falling back into bad habits and can promote the conquering of flaws that are still being combated
Generic 12 steps
1.We admitted we were powerless over our problem - that our lives had become unmanageable.
2.Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3.Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of a greater power rather it is a idea or deity.
4.Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5.Admitted to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6.Were entirely ready to have an outside power remove all these defects of character.
7.We humbled ourselves and sought to improve our shortcomings through self determination and through our support network.
8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9.Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11.Sought through meditation to improve our conscious contact with the world as we understand it, meditating that we could better understand our purpose and how we can best fulfill it.
12.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Vital to any program of recovery is the concept of sponsorship. Being able to work through the steps and gain relief from our problems is only really possible if we have someone we trust that we are able to share everything with. Yes this is an intimidating prospect, but when we are finally willing to clean house and take out the trash, having someone to help carry the load is immeasurably helpful! It is recommended by most that you have two, or even three sponsors.
Finding a sponsor is something that is an individual thing. It is often recommended that you ask someone who has already worked the steps with a sponsor themselves, and that you have something in common with. When you hear someone share in a meeting that you feel you could work well with, just ask them! And remember, not every sponsor will work out, you can fire your sponsor!
Trust is a key element in sponsorship. You will be sharing your deepest secrets with your sponsor, and you have to know you can trust them. This will come over time as you usually communicate on a daily basis, as any sponsor worth her/his salt is going to request that you check in daily.
LCC Recovery Club does not really have sponsors per se, although there are several members who would be willing to sponsor someone if they were asked. We more employ the concepts of support and friendship with one another, and most of us are always available to talk, just pick up the phone! Whatever happens, if you need someone to talk to, pick up the phone! Remember your LIFE matters more than anything that we are doing!