Month: June 2013

Footprints

One night I dreamed that I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints and

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Making Good Decisions

Active addicts and alcoholics have trouble making good decisions. They rarely have a clear head even if in certain moments they are sober. The difficult part is that decisions we make seem good at the time. It is only in

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all my readers who are dads. Sadly, my father is no longer alive. It started me thinking about reasons to drink. Alcoholics and addicts never learned how to do certain emotions. We run from sadness and

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“Relieve Me of the Bondage of Self”

“Relieve me of the bondage of self” is a sentence from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) third step prayer. Many of us are in bondage to ourselves whether we are alcoholics or not. The world revolves around what we want and what

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Mental Illness and Addiction

Mental Illness and addiction are often present at the same time making either diagnosis difficult. Mental illness can masquerade as addiction and visa versa. In order to make an accurate diagnosis addiction must be addressed first. In the case of

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