Tag: sobriety

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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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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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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Just Say No

“Just say no”was Nancy Reagan’s answer to drug and alcohol abuse. I will be honest and say I have never put much stock in it. It may have worked for some young kids who like cutsey little phrases but in

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Pressing On Toward The Goal

The idea of pressing on toward the goal came to me when I was reading from the Bible: Philippians 3:13,14. The Apostle Paul is talking about the work he has done towards spreading the Word about Jesus. He speaks of

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Plant A Seed For Sobriety

If you plant a seed for sobriety you will mostly likely be rewarded with a flower or plant. It takes work as you water the plant and make sure it has the appropriate lighting and soil. It also takes time.

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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 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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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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