LifeRing’s philosophy is that in each person there is an a part of us that wants to improve our situation.
That there is no need to reach a rock bottom, if such a thing exists.
We have the power of choice.
We choose to be sober.
We grow that part of us, that we call the sober self.
We shrink that part of us, that we call the addicted self.
Personally I think that rather than feeding the ego, we are taking control and responsibility for our recovery.
For many people self esteem is low at the beginning of recovery. Low self esteem is a real barrier to recovery.
In LifeRing we encourage each other to make positive choices.