My Personal Goal

One of my personal goals has been to write one hundred articles for my website. It has taken a couple of years to do this but when I publish this article I will have reached my goal. I have not

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What is an Alcohol Blackout?

An alcohol blackout is a temporary form of amnesia during alcohol consumption. There are two forms of an alcohol blackout. One is called fragmentary (also called brownouts) during which moments of time are forgotten. The other type is called en

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I Am Responsible

When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there; for that I am responsible. This is a declaration from an international convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1965. This is the platform on

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Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous 9-12

Tradition 9: AA as such, should never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. AA should only be as organized as needed to get work done. No one governs anyone else

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The Empty Nest Syndrome

The Empty Nest Syndrome doesn’t seem like subject matter that belongs on an alcohol and drug website. Anything that has the potential to bother me enough to think of taking a drink or a drug belongs on my site. When

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Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

Tradition 6: An AA group should never endorse, finance or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money property or prestige divert us from our primary purpose. Tradition 7: Every AA group should

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Drunk At A Substance Abuse Meeting

Is it appropriate to come drunk to a substance abuse meeting? I was in a group yesterday and the person sitting next to me had obviously been drinking. I truly care about this person but I left the meeting angry

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Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

Tradition Three: The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. This tradition is quite simple, you only need a desire to stop drinking. You don’t have to promise to stop you only have to want to.

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The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are the guidelines that keep AA alive and working. Without them there is a good chance that AA would not have become the lifeline for those of us that believe it keeps us

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My Will Be Done

My first sponsor said my mantra should be “my will be done”. She lovingly pointed out how often I said I will at the start of a sentence. Unfortunately what usually went a long with that was my stubbornness to

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