My recovery is centered around 2 things.1st,a higher power and 2nd,alcoholics anonymous.On page 83 of the big book and after step 9 in the 12 steps you will find theses promises.And believe me they do come true!

The Promises

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development,we will be amazed before we are half way through.We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.No matter how far down the scale we have gone,we will see how our experience can benefit others.That feeling of uselesness and self-pity will disappear.We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.Self seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises?We think not!