“…and practice these principles in all my affairs.”

August 11, 2016 by Richard Curtis

It should have been obvious all along that this effort was being Divinely Orchestrated. I just needed to step up and let the process work.

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Faith of a Different Sort

October 8, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

True religious fanaticism is, in my experience, quite different from the sort of spiritual practice we find in most 12 Step groups.

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Balancing Act

March 5, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

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It’s just an extremely effective way to establish a reasoned, rational sense of self that is unaffected by crisis and conflict.

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…And Now I Know the Rest of the Story!

June 30, 2013 by Richard Curtis

I had to think back to the retreat leaders I had experienced, and remember just how much they listened to me and offered prayers, not advice.

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The Church of the Exalted Chemical

April 17, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The addict gives up on thinking for themselves, because it’s too dangerous.

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Atheology for Recovery

April 9, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Changing how we live isn’t easy to accomplish, even with step-by-step instructions.

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Taking Charge by Having Faith

April 1, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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We can “turn it over,” not because we believe there is a God who will do something for us or to us, but because we understand that recovering from addiction depends on outside help.

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Recovery Without God

March 25, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Faded drawing of man's head in profile, on old-looking, stained paper. The "brain area" is filled with gears.

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.

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Each Day a New Beginning

January 25, 2013 by Cecile

It was a birthday gift in 1985. I have read it every day since. That means I’ve read each meditation somewhere between 27 and 28 times.

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The Sermon on the Mount

December 31, 2012 by site admin

by Richard Curtis (@ezduzit777) The text of Alcoholics Anonymous is directive in nature when it tells me to check to see what my community has (continued…)

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