Author: Laurie

God Grant Me the Serenity

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change Courage to change the things I can And the wisdom to know the difference This is part of a prayer written many years ago by Reinhold Niebuhr. It

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Life After Rehab

The day comes when you have to go home. My experience with leaving a rehab is that life immediately tries to bite you in the butt. In rehab, there is a schedule that literally tells you what you need to

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Addiction to Food

In the past when I have heard the word addiction, I immediately thought of alcohol and drugs. I now understand that not only am I addicted to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, I am addicted to overeating as well. In some

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Addiction Relapse

Most people are aware of the meaning of addiction relapse. After having some clean and sober time, the addicted person goes back to the drink or drug. It is frightening for the family of the alcoholic or addict, but I

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Alcoholism- Choice or Disease

Most people are aware of the meaning of addiction relapse. After having some clean and sober time, the addicted person goes back to the drink or drug. It is frightening for the family of the alcoholic or addict, but I

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The Faces of Addiction

I think when most people think of addicts or alcoholics, they think of sitting in the gutter with a needle in your arm or a skid row bum. That idea is changing slowly. I confess that even as an addict,

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Going to AA Meetings

There is still a stigma attached to going to AA meetings, however, I owe every sober breath I take to Alcoholics Anonymous and its principals. It was started in Akron, Ohio by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, in June

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What to Expect At an Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Many people don’t know what to expect from an Alcohol and Drug Rehab. The fear of it can keep people from going. Change is difficult especially for the addict or alcoholic. Life may not be working, but it is what

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Alcoholism and Depression

Alcoholism and depression go hand in hand. Most alcoholics and addicts are depressed. They may not even know it. For years my doctor suggested I might be depressed. I always said I didn’t feel depressed. I got up early every

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Welcome to 911Addiction

Welcome to 911Addiction. Addiction takes many forms. When most people think of addiction, they think of alcohol and drugs. Anything that keeps you in bondage where you have no control is addiction. This can come in the form of food,

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