Definition of Self-reliance:
reliance on one’s own powers and resources rather than those of others.

Synonyms of Self-reliance:
self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustenant, self-standing, independence, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

Many of us managed to survive while drinking by finding protectors we could lean on. In sobriety, we must grow into a satisfactory form of self-reliance.

This is not reliance on our own resources; rather, it is really a way of relying on our Higher Power, the group, our sponsors, and the higher understanding we’ve found in the program.

If we’re still looking for people willing to protect us, we need more growth in sobriety. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…

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