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Written resources complement our interactive meetings. They are sources of experience, strength, and hope about recovery. Resources include:

  • 12 Steps are a logical progression of spiritual principles for living life effectively, inside and outside CLA℠. By practicing these principles as a way of life, clutterers find and maintain relief from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of cluttering.

  • 12 Traditions are guidelines for the CLA Fellowship to operate, survive, and grow; maintain unity; govern its groups; prevent conflicts about money, religion, and publicity; and relate itself to the world.

  • Tools of Recovery are 12 actions we can take and resources we can apply to assist us in our recovery from cluttering while working the CLA program. We use these tools to help us achieve and maintain physical, emotional, and spiritual sobriety.

  • Recovery Affirmations are positive, present-tense statements that we choose to tell ourselves using the first-person pronoun. Many clutterers have found it helpful to replace immobilizing, negative self-talk with empowering affirmations.

  • Prayers are requests to your Higher Power for help.

  • Literature includes recovery-centered leaflets and a booklet developed within the CLA Fellowship and literature from Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • CLArity (Newsletter) is a forum for the exchange of experience, strength, and hope with others in the CLA Fellowship. This eight-page, quarterly publication contains Fellowship-written articles about CLA news, upcoming CLA events, service committee status, answers to common questions, the structure and operation of CLA, descriptions of and opinions about personal and widespread challenges, and resources for recovery.