Are 12-Step Fellowships Religious?

April 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Both sides present arguments, and for the most part, those arguments depend on the separation of spirituality from religion.

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Recovery Anxiety

January 20, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

You find yourself burdened with unfamiliar doubts and worries about the mechanics of living without alcohol and drugs. You wonder how you will ever adapt.

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Turning Off the Anxiety Switch

January 2, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Somehow, your brain has interpreted this as a present threat and released anxiety chemicals into your system.

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Sleep Better in Early Recovery

December 30, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Good sleep patterns are an antidote for depression, and research shows that better sleep directly improves your mood.

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Sober Again in Margaritaville

July 3, 2013 by Soberchrystal

Living sober is a very special process. A process that you can easily let yourself get tired of, or one that can lift you higher than any beverage could.

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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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Cult vs Culture

May 28, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

As addiction progresses, the addict or alcoholic grows away from the larger culture from whence they came.

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Making Good Decisions

March 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Seek outside advice. Good advice, that is. Not the sort from the guy on the next bar stool.

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What to Look for in a Sponsor

March 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Sponsors, the saying goes, carry the message, not the alcoholic.

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Seven Tips for Getting Started Right With AA

February 26, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The more we exert ourselves to help those with problems like ours, the more concrete benefits we receive from AA.

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