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Is It Possible To Maintain Sobriety Without Help?

Is it possible to maintain sobriety without help? I have known of one person who was able to stay sober without God or Alcoholics Anonymous or any other help. That man was my father. The problem was that he was

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Negative Emotions in Sobriety

Negative emotions in sobriety are difficult to deal with largely because we felt that our problems would go away once we became sober. Anxiety can cause heart palpitations, a nervous stomach and a general feeling of unrest. Depression can cause

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Life After Jail or Rehab

Life after jail or rehab requires vigilance. In both of these there is a certain amount of security in that all of your decisions are made for you. What you eat, what you do all day is planned for you.

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Relapse Happens Long Before The first Drink

Relapse happens long before the first drink and it is about attitudes. The first time we don’t do something we say we will do, we are on the way to a relapse. The first bad attitude that we let fester,

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What is the Twelfth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous?

The twelfth step of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is “Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principals in all our affairs”. A spiritual awakening is

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What are the Eighth and Ninth Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous?

The eighth and ninth step of Alcoholics Anonymous is the beginning of mending the broken relationships in our lives. The eighth step states “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them

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What is the Fourth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous?

The fourth step of Alcoholics Anonymous is concerned with looking at ourselves and our behavior during drinking. It is the beginning of breaking down the walls of denial that we live in. It is not easy but very necessary. The

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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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What is Step One of Alcoholics Anonymous?

Step One of Alcoholics Anonymous is “admitting we are powerless over alcohol and that our lives have become unmanageable.” Admitting that we are powerless over anything can be hard to swallow for anyone, but for the alcoholic it is almost

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous or AA is a” fellowship of men and woman who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism”. This is taken from the

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