12 Step Recovery for MD


12 Step Recovery for MD

This is a group for people interested in applying the 12 steps to their compulsive fantasizing.  I am hoping there are a few of you out there . . . 

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Mar 27

Here are the steps as I would adapt them for MD: 

1. We admitted we were powerless over compulsive fantasizing and our lives had become unmanageable. 

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to  God, as we understood God .  

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, ourselves, and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Became entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcommings

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and  became willing to make ammends to them. 

9. Made direct ammeds to such people, wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.  

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only of knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.  

12. Having had a spiritual awakening, as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other compulsive fantasizees and to practice these principles in all our affairs.  

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Comment by terryj on November 20, 2020 at 1:49am

i have been busy, so not as much time to daydream. ... i am maybe a little more intentional this week about not dreaming, so that's good.  i really need to focus when i drive or doing things where i could hurt myself or others.  im usually pretty good about this, but could always improve.  ... hope everyone here on this site is doing ok.

Comment by terryj on November 9, 2020 at 9:01am

yesterday i sprained/broke my wrist, possibly while daydreaming.  i dont even remember exactly.  im usually fairly careful when standing on a chair to reach or clean.  but yesterday i was having negative conversations in my head while working around the house. ... it seems like its getting worse, so i need to be more pro-active in focusing. ... Basically, i thought it might help to be somewhat accountable to a group. ... Maybe post daily or weekly, whether someone sees it or not. ... i have become somewhat reclusive, even though my family is great. ... i need to become more productive. ... i am so behind on life! ... sorry for odd typing (slow with one hand). ... thats it. ... And i do need to ask God for help, even if my relationship with Him is part of my current daydreaming problem.  :(

Comment by Asha on April 28, 2018 at 10:19pm
Hello everyone, I have been daydreaming ever since I could remember. Please help me stop this. How does this work. I'm very much interested.
Comment by Sarah Anderson on January 2, 2018 at 2:09pm

Hi. I'm a long time member of Al-anon and have only just realized that daydreaming is my addiction and need to treat it as such. Any advice? Tips? Tricks?

Comment by Luna on December 16, 2017 at 9:31pm
I'm interested as well thanks!
Comment by Kajol on October 15, 2017 at 4:37am

Hi, I am really new to this recovery for MD. I want this alternate life to stop altogether. How does this online meeting work? Would love to communicate.  

Comment by Susan P on October 28, 2015 at 10:58am

So does this group have an actual online meeting?  And if not, can we try to make that happen?  (I've only been at physical 12-Step meetings, so I'm not sure how online ones work, but there are a lot of them.)  Thanks!

Comment by Susan P on October 27, 2015 at 11:14am

Thanks for starting this group.  I'm a member of Alanon Adult Children and had been hoping to find a 12 Step group especially for MD; I guess this is the best thing currently available, although I'd prefer a physical meeting!  But we have to take what we can get.  I know I'm powerless over my MD, and I'm hoping that working the steps will help.

Comment by AK on December 31, 2013 at 9:09am

Yes! If only.... I am also a member of a 12 step group. Been in recovery for about 9 months. Starting realizing over the last few months that my compulsive daydreaming, which I've been engaged in since I was 5 or so, is also an addiction. I agree that an online  group is not an ideal forum for recovery, but I hope and pray for this to actually become a reality.

Comment by Dreamer on July 30, 2013 at 1:49am

I am a member of a 12 meeting for sex addiction and the greatest help I receive  from the group is the alleviation of shame, guilt and embarrassment attached to this affliction. A 12 step meeting for MDD would be good but I doubt there are enough sufferers (or enough people aware that they are sufferers) in any locality to justify one.


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