Tag: alcoholism

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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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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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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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

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 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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Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult children of alcoholics carry many negative characteristics from childhood that they may not be aware of. It is important to identify these issues to lead a productive life. The adult child of an alcoholic has a 50% chance of

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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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What is Step Seven of Alcoholics Anonymous?

Step seven of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) states “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” Humbly is the operative word in this step. Humility is the absence of arrogance and pride. Humility is sadly lacking in most alcoholics. We come into

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What is the Second Step of Alcoholics Anonymous?

The second step is when the spiritual part of Alcoholics Anonymous begins. It says “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity”. Many people have mixed feelings or even anger when it is implied

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