Tag: AA

Came to Believe…

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity is the second step of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is also one of the hardest because people have a problem believing that there is anything greater than

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Should a Drug Addict Ever Take Narcotics?

As an addict, I have wrestled with the question, “Should a drug addict ever take narcotics?” Some people in the AA and NA community feel that the answer is no. Others feel that as long as you are in a

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Humor in Alcoholism

Is there humor in alcoholism? Alcoholism is a deadly disease and must be taken seriously. However, the ability to laugh at ourselves has always been therapeutic no matter what we are facing. Many years ago, my first sponsor in Alcoholics

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How to Spot the Signs of a Drinking Problem

Many people wonder how to spot the signs of a drinking problem. Whether it is the family of a possible alcoholic, or the person that is doing the drinking, some people need confirmation. Who wants to think they are married

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Are You the Parent of an Addicted Child?

Are you the parent of an addicted child? I am too. It is heartbreaking when something happens to your child and you feel unable to help them. Drug abuse is one of the hardest things to deal with concerning your

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Is Sobriety Possible Without AA or NA?

Is sobriety possible without AA or NA? Many people, including myself have stayed sober with out Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. I managed to stay clean and sober on my own for eight years. My father stayed sober for 15

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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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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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