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July, 2018
Eric came into The Lake Shore Retreat completely broken and was here strickly for the courts.
He tried several times to leave as he was against the idea of the 12-step program and the Higher Power aspect of the program. Eric finally surrendered to the idea and started to put his full effort into the 12-steps and it’s simply amazing what has happened to him. Watch Eric’s video below.
How the 12-step program changed Eric’s life.
Video by Bobby Wall  via YouTube
“I never thought myself to be an alcoholic”

As you can see from the video above, Eric’s entire outlook on the 12-step program, a Higher Power, and recovery have changed drastically all because he finally surrendered to the work and admitted fully he was an alcoholic. It works if you work it! Eric is well respected in The Lake Shore Retreat and the recovery community. Eric’s connection with his Higher Power continues to grow on a daily basis and it’s evident he has accepted spiritual help.

Eric is now a Phase 2 resident and actively going on commitments and working his twelfth step which is  “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” The drastic change we’ve seen in Eric is directly due to the spiritual solution we offer at The Lake Shore Retreat.

Click here to see our explanation of the spiritual malady that causes the addict or alcoholic to make the supreme sacrifice rather than fight. You can also see our other 12-step program recovery stories by clicking here