Thirteenth Stepping–Vulnerability in Early Recovery

Thirteenth Stepping--Vulnerability in Early Recovery Thirteenth stepping is a phrase used to describe romantic and sexual relationships within a 12 Step group. Of course, there are couples in these programs do that very well; however, this refers to a member with longer term sobriety taking advantage of more vulnerable newcomers. It can be a particularly [...]

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Women in Alcoholics Anonymous–a Brief History

Women in Alcoholics Anonymous--a Brief History Women in Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, have a mainstream role in that organization today.  However, that was not always the case.  Alcoholics Anonymous was originally founded by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in 1935.  Their basic premise was that alcoholics could understand and help other alcoholics, and though [...]

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Why You Should Attend AA After Rehab

Why You Should Attend AA After Rehab If you’re in an alcohol rehab or if you’re considering attending one, at some point you’ll want to think ahead to once rehab is over. What will you do in order to keep recovery a priority in your life? What kind of support system will you adopt? For [...]

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Carry the Message, Not the Addict

Carry the Message, Not the Addict When you enter into recovery, you might feel as if others may judge you right off the bat, but this is not necessarily true. Sure, there may always be someone who pre-judges you, but recovery ought to be more about carrying the message of recovery and hope to others, [...]

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Addiction Recovery Literature–Using Your Resources

Addiction Recovery Literature--Using Resources Addiction recovery literature is prolific. You can stock a nice sized library from your local bookstore and then there's online information and literature generated by support groups, too. If you're interested, an education is out there--from basic information about addiction itself, treatment and the recovery process, to the more spiritual side [...]

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The Pros and Cons of Recovery

The Pros and Cons of Recovery Admitting that you are an alcoholic is a first step in recovery. You must actually decide to stop drinking and act upon that decision. Whether you chose to quit cold turkey, attend meetings, or enter into a rehabilitation center, the pros of becoming sober will certainly outweigh the cons [...]

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Are You an Adult Child of an Alcoholic? (ACoA)

Are You an Adult Child of an Alcoholic? (ACoA) With more than 18 million alcoholics in America, there are more than 26 million children who grow up in homes where alcoholism is prevalent. Many of these children are at risk of becoming an alcoholic or marrying an alcoholic when they grow up. This particular niche [...]

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Alumni Recovery Programs Are Helping Those in Recovery

Alumni Recovery Programs Are Helping Those in Recovery When it comes to recovery, those who are staying on the sober path will tell you that one key to their recovery success is community.  Being a part of a group that offers support and unconditional love goes a long way. While groups like AA are quite [...]

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Twelve Step Groups: Why Do They Work?

Twelve Step Groups: Why Do They Work? When you decide that you are ready to go through a detox program and head into recovery, you will find many ways to do this. Recovery is not one exact process that everyone follows. In fact, it is different for everyone. Now, many recovering addicts do follow some [...]

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Twelve Step Meetings: Should You Attend?

Twelve Step Meetings: Should You Attend? After you go through a detox program, there are different ways that you can progress into your recovery. One thing that many people going to an addiction rehab center do is to attend various types of Twelve Step meetings. These are meetings in which you can benefit in many [...]

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