Spirituality in Addiction

Spirituality in addiction is a touchy subject for many people. Many people don’t believe in God or don’t believe He will help them through addiction. I have believed in God since I was a little girl and throughout my struggles

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Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

There are many characteristics Adult Children of Alcoholics share. In doing some research for this article I was amazed at how many of these characteristics I still exhibit. At 57 years old I thought I had worked through many of

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My Love Affair with Pain Medication

My love affair with pain medication rages on as I found out the other day. I have not craved any pain medication in a while. I wasn’t foolish enough to think I didn’t have a problem with it anymore but

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Dealing With Sobriety

Dealing with sobriety can be really hard. I always thought that if I remained sober that life would automatically be easier. Suddenly my life would be better and everything would be great. It hasn’t quite turned out that way. Sobriety

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I am not a liar, I don’t lie!

“I am not a liar, I don’t lie” is something I heard the other night on a reality show that I watch. I started to think about that sentence and wondered if anyone can really make that statement and have

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Self Discipline In Sobriety

The importance of self-discipline in sobriety is often over-looked and yet it is so important. Alcoholics Anonymous suggests that whatever we put before sobriety we will lose. I was visiting a friend in the hospital a few days ago. She

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Hungry, Angry, Lonely or, Tired

Hungry, angry, lonely or tired are four things we should not let ourselves become in sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous has shortened this to Halt. They suggest that anyone of these situations can affect our sobriety. It is always important to eat

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The Devil Within Me

The devil within me is difficult to deal with considering I am on a first name basis with Jesus. The devil’s name is alcohol and drug abuse and this devil plays havoc with my personality. My husband and children know

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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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The Sadness of Addiction

The sadness of addiction really hit home for me this past weekend. I have a brother who has been the black sheep of the family for years. He has had very little contact with any one in my family. He

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