What is Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery?


        Welcome!  During these challenging times with the Coronavirus, two out of the four TSSR meetings being held in the Louisville area have shifted to a Zoom format.  These meetings are currently available via Zoom for anyone to come participate in and and we hope that you will join us!  

        The Juice Box Heroes TSSR meeting is a co-ed group that meets every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:00 ET.  The website address is:  https://zoom.us/j/133120732, password JBH (all caps).  Or, if you have the Zoom app on your phone or tablet or computer, just put in the meeting ID number 133 120 732 with the password JBH (all caps). 

        Ladies Night Stronger Together is an all female TSSR group that meets on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 ET.  The website address is:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5234378777, password Freedom (please note the capital F).  Or, if you have the Zoom app, put in the meeting ID number 523 437 8777 with the password Freedom (please note the capital F).  We look forward to meeting you and making new friends! 

        TSSR is a grassroots movement of men and women who have come together to take the Twelve Step message of hope and recovery beyond the privacy walls of existing fellowship groups and share these powerful tools with anyone and everyone who desires positive change in their life.  

        For many years, those of us who have reaped the miraculous blessings from completing the Twelve Steps have been saying, “Gee, I wish my family and friends had these amazing tools!  And how great would the world be if everyone enjoyed the same opportunities we’ve had to heal and recover?!”  And yet, not much has been done to specifically help the rest of our fellows learn about the Twelve Step toolkit.  TSSR was thereby formed to provide meetings and support where anyone may come learn how to practice the Twelve Step principles in their daily affairs.  Our movement believes, as Bill Wilson the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous conceived, that despite the negative actions we see people exhibiting on the outside, these manifestations are but symptoms of a much deeper internal malady resulting from people becoming “Spiritually Sick”.

       Now it is important to understand that the condition of spiritual sickness has nothing to do with religion or a person’s faith beliefs, but instead means that our innermost essence or spirit or soul has become ill.  Both from the sick actions of others and from the general negativity we encounter each and every day in our modern world.  TSSR believes that by going through the process of the Twelve Steps anyone can be healed of this condition and have their life dramatically changed for the better.  Ultimately resulting in returning us to the pure and original state we once were at birth, and as “Happy, Joyous and Free” young children.

        Everyone is welcome to attend TSSR groups with the only requirement for membership being the desire to learn about and try the Twelve Step tools and principles for oneself.

Why would I want to do the Twelve Steps?

        Just about every person you meet is frustrated and fed-up with the negativity and sick actions taking place in our world these days.  So many of us have this voice inside that is calling out, "Life shouldn't be like this.  My life should not be like this!"  TSSR believes the root of our world's troubles is this condition of spiritual sickness, and that it occurs when our internal essence or spirit or soul gets stomped on one time too many and becomes damaged from the cumulative negative impact.  And one of the easiest ways to identify if a person has become afflicted is to go back to the family albums and find that key picture when you were four or five years old or so and your lights were still on in your eyes and you were filled from head to toe with an infinite enthusiasm and joy to be alive. 

        It is in this photograph clearly showing how happy and free you used to be that anyone can instantly see how very different they are today.  Just look in the mirror or look in the eyes of your fellows and you will see how terribly much we've been changed.  Reflected in this photo is the pure living being you were originally meant to be, long before this world created by men and women got a hold of you and directed you down other pathways. 

        The good news is that by practicing the Twelve Step toolkit any person can heal and reclaim this authentic pure being.  The Twelve Steps work to deconstruct the damage done and to free us from our less than ideal past experiences and hurts.  The result being a "Spiritual Awakening", and a brand new state of existence described by folks in recovery as "The Fourth Dimension" and living "Happy, Joyous and Free!"  Countless numbers of people across our planet have utilized the Twelve Step toolkit to recover from a multitude of problems and gain an indescribably better experience of life.  And if you too have had enough of the old ideas and worn-out patterns of living that are holding your child's spirit back from soaring higher, maybe you are ready to try Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery!

Are there TSSR meetings to attend?

        Yes!  Several of us who have achieved our own Twelve Step work have been inspired to contribute to this timely effort of "Recovery For All" and the first meetings are well underway.  (Please refer to the information at the top of this page.)  It is our sincere hope and desire that the rest of the world will one day have full access to the Twelve Step Solution. 

        Fortunately, anyone may start a TSSR meeting in their home, or at a community center, or a treatment facility or local church in their neighborhood.  The only requirement being two or more people gathered together to discuss their personal problems and share the tools for recovery.  The entire recovery movement started in 1935 with one person sitting down with a total stranger and discussing their past stories of pain and woe, and then supporting each other to find the exit door toward healing- And this was called a meeting. 

        As more and more meetings sprout up and become available our aim is to keep this website updated to help you gain the support and fellowship to facilitate your own recovery adventures.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to share your own exciting journey of growth and advancement.  All of us in TSSR want to assure you that it is simple to get started.  And we very much look forward to meeting you on the path of positive progress ahead! 


If You Are Ready to Jump Right In:

        A manual titled "Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery, How to Reclaim Your Original Self/Soul" has been created to take a person step by step through their own recovery journey.  It is available exclusively at Amazon.com.  This book provides a highly detailed experience of a seasoned sponsor guiding you personally through the entire Twelve Step process to achieve your own optimal results. 

       In addition, this book includes much of the eighty-five years of practice and wisdom we have gained from all of the sponsors and teachers who have walked the path of healing before us.  These "Giants of Recovery" dared to explore and expand the known limits and full reach of these extraordinary tools.  Hence this is not some watered-down version of these miraculous tools, but is equally designed for newcomers as it is for those already in recovery who may be feeling a bit "dry" and that they are no longer reaping the top-shelf Juice they used to receive from their past Twelve Step adventuring.  Please follow the link for more information.