Sunday, June 29, 2008


For friends who do not know me, I would like to first briefly tell you that I have been suffering from this dreaded disease for the last 20 years and Innumerable Treatments at Rehab Centres and Hospitalisations were of no help as I latter realised that “The Program suggests the Path that we should follow which will change our lives and enable to achieve the sobriety that we need to live a whole life.

In spite of my repeated relapses and being considered a worthless alcoholic it was the greatness of Rev. Father Joe Pereira who never gave up hope on me and kept telling to me try again and again to put what I had learned about the Program into practice. “GOD is with all of us, he said, let us ask HIM to help and miracles will happen.”

This works, believe me, it worked for me.

For me Kripa is my home to come to, and I make it point to spend my weekends at Vasai and help in any small manner I can to help Father Joe and all at Kripa to carry forward the great work that he has been doing with unselfish devotion.

I do believe that some you who are reading this have been helped by Kripa to achieve what we all wanted to in our hearts, but did not know to do it. Kripa showed me the way, it is simple we have to “WALK THE TALK”. Just follow the Steps and GOD will do the rest.

I have a humble request to my friends who have benefited from this Program and Kripa, we need you to come and share your Story with our patients in the Rehab, this will help them and also more importantly you.

The 12th. Step is meant to help us people in recovery to stay Sober; we are helping ourselves by helping others, that is the Foundation of AA and what Bill W did on that night in Akron when he asked for help to meet another Alcoholic.

Just something which I have learnt and would like to share.


First word of the Twelve Steps

We, This little word says a lot about the Twelve Steps.

The "we" of the program makes us whole again. It makes us a member of a loving growing group of people.

Our addiction isolated us from others. We couldn't be honest with ourselves and others; We felt a lot of shame and guilt.

But all this is in the past. The "We" of the program helps us live outside ourselves. Now we tell each other about our pasts. We comfort each other. We try to help each other.

Please help us to help your own recovery, we need you and believe me we need each other.

Today, I'll work to make the We of the program even stronger. I'll find someone to help.

What each patient brings is his or her own personal experience of alcoholism well digested; that’s the essence of community….”

Please contact your nearest Kripa Center and try and help out there, it will help you, and the Promises written in the Big Book will come true and bring a new meaning to your life and those close to you.

Pankaj K.