What are the Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reflections?
AA’s Daily Reflections is another important text in the program, and many individuals find comfort, support, and guidance in its pages. If you are looking for a professional rehab program to help you put an end to your substance abuse, call 800-839-1686Who Answers? today.
What are the AA Daily Reflections?
Daily Reflections is the name of a text used by AA members to feel comforted during their journey of recovery and sobriety and to gain strength. It is stated that the book is written by AA members for AA members.
In it, there is a topic for each day, a quote from Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (also known as the Big Book), and a reflection about that quote written by an AA member.
The book is designed to become a part of one’s practice of the program and to help individuals each and every day, whether they are struggling or not.
Are the AA Daily Reflections Helpful?
Many people do find these reflections very helpful, as they break down a part of the Big Book for contemplation. Because the Big Book was written in the 1930s and has been altered many times since then, some of its points can be difficult to break down in a contemporary sense (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). This is a considerable help to many AA members who are trying to take their recoveries one day at a time.
The reflections don’t focus on a particular step but rather a concept from the Big Book and how a member has reflected upon that concept. The fact that the Daily Reflections are written by members themselves does a considerable amount to help individuals reading the book feel less alone in their journeys and strengthen the community of the group.
How Can the Daily Reflections Benefit Me?
In many ways, these concepts and their descriptions written by actual members can benefit you in your recovery. For example, if you are attending professional treatment, it is likely that you will be receiving some information about 12-step theories.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the three key focal points of this treatment are acceptance, surrender, and active involvement in the program.
However, Daily Reflections will help you focus on other, smaller aspects of the program and to be able to learn what it is about more thoroughly.
You can also benefit from reading Daily Reflections if you are unable to attend a meeting on a certain day. Some people only go to their meetings once a week while others go every day, but any time between your meetings can be filled by reading the reflection of the day and allowing it to strengthen your recovery.
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