Addiction Recovery

The Calix Society: Enhancing our 12-step programs with Christ and His Church

By Amy N. In his pastoral booklet “Let the Oppressed Go Free,” Cardinal Justin Rigali outlines six key elements in a Catholic response to addiction: an understanding of the disease state, the Catholic teaching on grace and virtue, attention to human isolation, healing within the sacramental life of the Church, prayer life in recovery, and […]

12 Step Process

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God. Step […]

Addiction Recovery

12 Step Process The Calix Society: Enhancing our 12-step programs with Christ and His Church Web resources for addiction

Online resources for addiction

The following online resources provide more information about various forms of addiction and treatment options. Alcoholics Anonymous Main website:¬†www.aa.org Southeastern Pennsylvania website: www.aasepia.org Narcotics Anonymous www.na.org Pornography and Sex Addiction US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), “Create in Me a Clean Heart”: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/pornography/index.cfm saa-recovery.org Overeaters Anonymous www.oa.org Gamblers Anonymous www.gamblersanonymous.org Shopping Addiction http://shopping-addiction.supportgroups.com Internet Addiction […]