Category: Recovery From Alcohol and Drug Addiction

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) has many wonderful slogans and “This Too Shall Pass” is one of my favorites. So often when life is throwing things at us we think it will never end. It is hard to remember when life was easier.

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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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The Family of Alcoholics

The family of alcoholics is not something I usually talk about as my sympathies always lie with the alcoholic or addict. Part of staying sober is understanding the people we have hurt and attempt to right those wrongs. I have

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How Do I Get Self Esteem?

How do I get self esteem and how important is it for sobriety? All my life I have felt that I wasn’t good enough for anyone or anything. It may have started when I was very young and our neighbor

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Staying Sober During Holidays

One of the hardest things for a newly recovered person is staying sober during holiday’s. For many people alcohol is a big part of the celebration. I drive by liquor stores during Christmas and the parking lot is typically filled

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Addicted to Chaos

Many people are addicted to chaos as a way of life and think it is normal and okay. For these people there has to be something to get upset about everyday or they will invent or cause something to happen.

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Blocked By Anger

I am sitting here at my desk trying to come with an idea to write about and I realized I am blocked by anger. I have been angry for two days and it has consumed me. I can only imagine

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Triggers That Compromise Our Sobriety

Things that causes a desire for a drink or a drug are triggers that compromise our sobriety and need to be avoided if possible. Triggers can be situations, people, places, anything that we did while drinking on a constant basis.

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Keep Toxic People Out Of Your Life

Should we keep toxic people out of our life or should we be available to anyone that needs our help. I have a person in my life that I love very much but she has a crisis a minute and

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