May 5, 2020
For those of us who balance both mental illness and substance use disorders, it's hard to find our footing during a global pandemic. Marya Hornbacher, in her book Sane: Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps writes about the Sixth Step: the willingness to have God [or our Higher Power] remove our defects of character. This means being totally open to a new way of life and a new kind of self. In these unsettled times, her honesty about confronting and releasing fear and anger can help.