Today I will say no without guilt. Today I will say no whenever it is in my best interests to do so. Just as important, I will say no without feeling guilty or fearful. My attempts to separate from my parents were met with threats of abandonment. As a result, I learned to avoid having …∞
Alcoholic & Co-dependent Roles There are several roles that alcoholics/addicts and their partners adopt with each other. Some of these are; Controller – Person who cannot allow anyone to grow or be anything other than what they want them to be Dual Personality – Person who can change “hats” at the drop of a dime, …∞
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Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time By Melody Beattie A book for any one who has had a relationship with an alcohol, addict or compulsive gambler. Adult Children of Alcoholism / addiction, wives, husbands, parents &etc. Review By Neal J. Pollock (VA USA) While I have not read Melody Beattie’s other works, I …∞
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This list below comes to you from Faces and Voices of Recovery (http://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/resources/support_home.php) Individual Addiction Recovery Resources Addictions VictoriousAdvocates For the Integration of Recovery and Methadone, Inc. (AFIRM)Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)Alcoholics for Christ Alcoholics Victorious (AV)Celebrate Recovery Chemically Dependent Anonymous Online Resource Center (CDA)Cocaine Anonymous (CA)Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)Harm Reduction Network (HAMS) Heroin Anonymous (HA)J.A.C.S. (Jewish …∞
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Understanding alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be a key step in solving drinking problems Some people worry about their alcohol use but are not convinced that they need help. Friends or relatives might express their concern–”You have a drinking problem.” But often that well-intentioned statement fails to define the issue or suggest a clear solution. …∞
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Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close. The following twenty questions are designed to help you decide whether or not you need Al-Anon: Do you worry about how much someone else drinks? Do you have money problems because of someone else’s drinking? Do you tell lies to cover up for …∞
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Are you the friend you want to be? Sex and the City may be able to help.
Over the last six years some books purchased at Amazon have shown great popularity. They include books about spirituality, relapse, sponsorship, women’s recovery, 12 steps, ACOA, AA and family recovery. These are the recovery books beginning with A. 12 Steps: A Spiritual Journey (Tools for Recovery) 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse …∞
Image via Wikipedia Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an environment of addictiveness (alcohol or other substances) or in other-wise dysfunctional homes. Our willingness and resiliency bring us together. We share our experience, strength, and hope to validate our experience as …∞
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Some insightful questions to examine possible relationship problems in recovery. I must be "needed" in order to have a relationship with others. I value other’s approval of my thinking, feelings and behaviors over my own. I agree with others so they will like me. I focus my attention on protecting others, even from themselves. I …∞