I know now that without work their is no sucess in Recovery. I must pray a few times a day not to think too myself of my self also? It's a hard thing to change but since I have been attending CHURCH 2 times a week, & Counseling it's starting to become second nature. UNTIL I start to be around family, then I regress back to the OLD SELFISH person I was trying to erase??? I have to work diligently on this bad habit, BUT I have special hope that God has been helping me! I know it's hard to change someone who's habits are embedded in their psychie? BUT, if you attack it enough times somethings got to give? LOL??? but, I will continue in the NEW YEAR just as you are to try and pray to be a better person that I was in my past. I am so grateful for finding all new friends.Here on this site and other Recovery sites too. cause were so insync, everytime you say something or post it It's something I have been thinking about and working on alot. THANKS for that, so I don't feel so alienated to be the ONLY ONE. We are addicts trying to be a better person with new lifestyle changes for the better. I share my Recovery with all that see me. They want to ask how much I have changed and they must hear how & WHY. I cannot tell the story without the truth slipping out about God & Recovery, they go hand in hand with me, every day until I leave this Earth & forever. THANKS for the great Inspiration last year & this new year also. I look forward to reading more to & sharing more. DEBRA Rincon LOPEZ (FARMER) in Portland,Oregon USA.