Welcome to RecoveryStages.com

A Recovery Web Site  for the Caring and Sharing the Pain of
Alcoholism and Addiction with the Hope and Joy of Recovery.

Alcoholism and addiction are forms of slow death. There are many ways this destructive behavior has been stopped. It might have been stopped by a warning from a doctor, a run in with the law, a religious experience. Millions of people all over the world have used the 12 Steps of Recovery to find a successful new way of living that stopped the destruction. This web site is based upon a personal journey in Recovery.
The material in this website is aimed at the “newcomer” to Recovery, and is designed to present an overall view of the Recovery process. At the same time, it may be used as a reference resource by those with more Recovery experience. You are invited to take what is useful to you and leave the rest. Optimistically this information will help someone find a way to move from pain to hope.
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This website is organized in terms of a Recovery experience, which went through four different stages:

  1. Was dying, then Surrendered and stopped the suicide.
  2. Change was needed to learn how to live Life on Life’s Terms.
  3. Life began anew and was Happy, Joyous and Free
  4. Grateful for the Recovery experience and wish to Pass It On.

To see the description of a particular Recovery Stage, just click on the Recovery Stage Name on the Navigation Bar. Each Stage will have a brief description of the experience in this Stage of Recovery, then a short Personal Story relating to this stage. This will be followed by a short description of the Sub Menu Items. The content of the Sub Menu Items. are made up of examples, tools, humor and additional information.