Understanding The 12 Steps of AA

The Foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous The 12 Steps of AA make up the foundation of the program and are what members use in order to achieve and maintain sobriety. It is not required that members follow these 12 Steps, but they are encouraged to try and read them as they have helped past members to … Continue reading Understanding The 12 Steps of AA

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Sober Christmas, New Year and Celebrations

Sober Party Tips Don't bring a bottle of wine over to your newly sober friend's house, when they invite you to dinner. I am just being silly -- everyone has their own comfort level. Some people don't allow alcohol or drugs anywhere near them, others don't care at all. In general, it's always safe to … Continue reading Sober Christmas, New Year and Celebrations

Exercise and Sobriety

Exercise and Sobriety

Something that I have noticed during my time in sobriety is that when some people get clean and sober they replace their drug or alcohol addiction with the gym. It becomes their only focus and they don’t really get involved in the program. Their goal is to look and feel better, and as wonderful as … Continue reading Exercise and Sobriety

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Myths about Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

So Many Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Myths Although an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from alcoholism or addiction it is still an often misunderstood disease. We have come a long way from the days when treatment for the alcoholic or addict consisted of strapping them to a table and waiting for withdrawals to stop, but … Continue reading Myths about Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

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8 Celebrities That Have Overcome Addiction

Celebrity Addiction Addiction does not discriminate, we know that. It doesn’t matter who you are or who you know, how much or how little you have, or how young or old you are. Addiction can affect anyone. Movie stars, celebrities and other public figures are no exception. In fact, the lifestyle seems to encourage the … Continue reading 8 Celebrities That Have Overcome Addiction

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Helping an Alcoholic – What a doctor won’t tell you

The doctor can't admit their confusion. How can someone who is reasonable in all areas of their life, act completely insane when it comes to a certain type of beverage. It's hard to watch. How can someone with two Driving Under the Influence arrests (DUI's) drive drunk, the night they are released from jail? How … Continue reading Helping an Alcoholic – What a doctor won’t tell you

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Faith Based Addiction Recovery

If you are devoted to your faith and have a drug or alcohol problem; a religious based treatment program might be a good fit. In fact, combining your existing faith with a medical recovery program will probably result in a better success rate. I have know plenty of drug using and alcoholic priests in recovery; completely … Continue reading Faith Based Addiction Recovery

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Recovery, Support and 12-Step Groups

Let me clear up some confusion.  There are various names for similar recovery organizations. You might hear "self-help group" "support group" "12-step" or even "peer group".  In the medical community they call it Mutual Aid Support. That sounds a little clunky to my ear, but okay, I can go with it. What do these groups do? These groups normally … Continue reading Recovery, Support and 12-Step Groups

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Unraveling some of the mystery and controversy of Alcoholics Anonymous

Providing general information to people about AA, is a very complicated task for me.  That's because it can be a polarizing (and sometimes delicate) subject. It shouldn't be. In short -- AA is a non-profit group that helps people with alcohol problems. There's no leader, there's no religious affiliations and there are no fees or requirements to … Continue reading Unraveling some of the mystery and controversy of Alcoholics Anonymous

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5 Quick Recovery Tips

Quick ways for successful sobriety. These include social media links, prescription pill advice and what to do after rehab.