And I needed that gift of desperation to allow the rest of the Steps to work in my life, as I worked them.
Topics: 12Step, Alcoholics Anonymous, maintaining sobriety, recovery memoir
AA and NA weren’t designed by professionals and they do not operate like professionally-developed behavioral therapy programs.
Topics: 12Step, Alcoholics Anonymous, discharge planning, maintaining sobriety
AA and NA aren’t designed to have a ‘success rate’. Their mission is to reach out a helping hand to those who still suffer.
Topics: 12Step, Alcoholics Anonymous, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Support Groups
None of us can change our past or exercise much control over what’s yet to come.
Topics: Alcoholics Anonymous, behavior modification, early recovery
Sending somebody to meetings without some prep work is like making a referral for therapy without bothering to find a therapist.
Topics: Alcoholics Anonymous, client engagement and motivation, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Support Groups
What’s likely to provide you with the best recovery guidance? There’s your ‘recovery guide’- maybe a better description for nonbelievers than “higher power.”
Topics: 12Step, Alcoholics Anonymous, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Without God
As addiction progresses, the addict or alcoholic grows away from the larger culture from whence they came.
Topics: 12Step, Alcoholics Anonymous, maintaining sobriety, tools for recovery
Plenty of addicts and alcoholics starting the journey of recovery from addictive disease can’t bring themselves to accept the spiritual program that’s helped so many. There are other options.
Topics: Alcoholics Anonymous, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Without God, spirituality
Sober Chrystal talks about the moment when her five years of sobriety hung in the balance and nearly went over the cliff.
Topics: addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, anxiety, family, mindfulness, Recovery Tools, relapse, relaxation, stress, tools for recovery