The Effect of Alcoholism on Children By Keith Bray

“Can You Make My Daddy Stop Drinking?” This might have been the toughest question to handle emotionally for me in my whole life. It came out of the blue by phone from More »

Sober Relationships in Early Sobriety By Keith Bray

      Q: How long should I wait to start a relationship after getting clean and sober? A: Once you have a healthy relationship with yourself and with G-d, you are More »

A.A. Relationships by By Andrew Seaward

In A.A., they say to wait at least a year before entering into a relationship, the idea being before you can love somebody else you must first learn how to love yourself.But More »

 

Sober, Happy and Free… Rick S.

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I grew up in Chicago, one of six kids. My dad worked three jobs most of my childhood, and my mom dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She had anxiety disorders, and it seemed that she didn’t have time to think of herself. I don’t remember a whole lot of my childhood except I felt alone and different than the other kids.

RELAPSE EXPLAINED: SLIPS AND HUMAN NATURE By William D. Silkworth, M.D.

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The mystery of slips is not so deep as it may appear. While it does seem odd that an alcoholic, who has restored himself to a dignified place among his fellowmen and continues dry for years, should suddenly throw all his happiness overboard and find himself again in mortal peril of drowning in liquor, often the reason is simple.

Relapse. It Happens.

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Is Relapse Part of Recovery?

Addiction has been called a chronic relapsing disease. Relapse is when the person in recovery chooses to try some controlled using again after attempting to remain abstinent. We know that addicts/alcoholics can’t control substance use. If they could, they wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place. Relapse is one more failed attempt at trying to control how much they are able to use.

Learning From Life by Charlie Badenhop

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Do you ever find yourself thinking, “Life has taught me some tough lessons, and the scars do not heal easily.”? This article can help you learn valuable lessons from the past,

The Effect of Alcoholism on Children By Keith Bray

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“Can You Make My Daddy Stop Drinking?”

This might have been the toughest question to handle emotionally for me in my whole life. It came out of the blue by phone from a then 12 year old son of a client I had been working with.

The simple answer was, “No, I can’t.”

Admitting drinking to an AA sponsor by Addiction Blog

 

Sober HouseWhether you have experienced a relapse or a new to Alcoholics Anonymous, you probably have some fear, doubt and shame associated with the past.  We review a few simple questions about the role of a sponsor and present you with some ideas to help you move forward in recovery from alcoholism.

Jewish religion and the 12 step program of AA by Rabbi Shais Taub

Torah-scribe                             It is a matter of historical record that both of the two original AA cofounders had at one time belonged to an evangelical Christian movement known as the Oxford Group and were strongly influenced by many of its basic ideas.On the other hand,

Sober Relationships in Early Sobriety By Keith Bray

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Q: How long should I wait to start a relationship after getting clean and sober?
A: Once you have a healthy relationship with yourself and with G-d, you are ready for other relationships.
Sober Relationships: One Size Does Not Fit All

Those who have had advice from old timers in 12 step groups who have been working 12 steps of recovery are often told that they should not get in to “new” intimate relationships until they have been clean/sober for at least a year. Think about it, there is some logic behind this; but I don’t think there is a one size fits all answer.

A.A. Relationships by By Andrew Seaward

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In A.A., they say to wait at least a year before entering into a relationship, the idea being before you can love somebody else you must first learn how to love yourself.But what if loving yourself just isn’t possible? What if in order to love yourself you must first know that you can be loved?

What Exactly IS God’s Will? by Sylvie Hache

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              Have you ever wondered what God’s Will is for your life? Many people believe discovering God’s Will means learning what God expects from us, and it does; but they often fail to recognize it also means what God wants to give to us.

The Spiritual Awakening by Ken Davila

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 The other day I was doing the “step twelve” lecture in my drug treatment facility and was pondering the “Having had a spiritual awakening” part of step twelve.

What is that spiritual awakening that it is talking about?How do you get it?

What happens when you do?

What does it look like?