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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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More on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

I thought I would do more on the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) as there appears to be some interest in it on my site. My experience has been that people who really want to be sober understand that there

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Instant Sobriety

People who don’t understand alcoholism expect that five days in detox leads to instant sobriety. Wishful thinking but not realistic. We did not get to the bottom of the alcoholic barrel overnight and we are not getting sober overnight either.

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Afraid of Getting Sober

It doesn’t seem possible that anyone could be afraid of getting sober, however there is a tremendous amount of fear involved. Whether you are headed for a rehab or just thinking about putting down the drink it is the fear

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The Hungry Monster

The hungry monster living inside of us is addiction. It is starving for everything we have. It will stop at nothing until it has devoured all that we hold dear. This monster considers our children to be an appetizer and

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Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the good fight is a phrase taken from the Bible. Paul, a disciple of Jesus is at the end of his life and he speaks about how he fought the good fight and stood the course to spread the

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The Degradation of Addiction

The degradation of addiction is appalling and adds to the shame we already feel. The need to get our drug or drink is so strong that we will debase ourselves to get it. We will say or do anything it

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Alcoholism in Women

Alcoholism in women became more prevalent after World War 2. There was a study done at the University of Washington led by Richard A. Cerucza that claimed women born from 1954 to 1963 were at greater risk for alcoholism than

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Sitting With Pain

Sitting with pain be it emotional or physical is hard to do for anyone but especially for the addict or alcoholic. I have been feeling pretty good lately on both levels. God has blessed me with hope which is a

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Jesus Drank Why Can’t We?

If Jesus drank why can’t we is a question I have asked myself many times. His first miracle was turning the water into wine in Cana of Galilee. There were many references to Jesus drinking wine. If He is the

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