Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA as a result of the meeting between a New York stockbroker and an Akron surgeon who were both hopeless alcoholics. They realized that alcoholism was a disease that could be treated by a system of applying spiritual values to daily living. Both men began working …∞
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Seek help It’s dumbfounding to learn that some never seek help of any kind with severe alcohol abuse. One wife says, “If my husband had sought help, he would have been admitting how serious my problem was. It was a big family secret.” But other people emphasize the importance of not going it alone when …∞
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Co-Victims of Alcoholism, some times called codependency Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional households. We had come to feel isolated, and uneasy with other people, especially authority figures. To protect ourselves, we became people pleasers, even though …∞
Learning how to relax improves day-to-day living, and can be a valuable tool for coping with stress of any kind. Suitable for anyone in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, ACOA, co-dependency, compulsive gambling & etc. This booklet explores why people have problems trying to relax and how to resolve them. It explains how to introduce more …∞
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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 …∞
InTheRooms (ITR) has spent the past year planning, developing, and testing a brand new technology for carrying the message of recovery online worldwide. It’s a Free Online Social Network for the Global Recovery Community. ITR currently has 203,000+ members in 136 countries and has the largest AA group (93,000+ members), NA group (78,000+ members), Alanon …∞
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These are the most popular articles on Recovery Is Sexy over the last 3 months. 10 Masturbation Myths 10 Reasons for Low Libido 12-Step Speaker Tape Links 5 Ways to Please Your Man In Bed A Woman’s Way Through the Twelve Steps A Women’s Sexual Addiction About Recovery is Sexy Addictive Thinking, Stinking Thinking Alcohol …∞
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Families and friends of alcoholics can help find hope and help in Al-Anon/Alateen Those who live with alcoholism often live in fear: fear of abuse, fear of anger, fear of trusting others. Al-Anon Family Groups (including Alateen for younger members) is a source of understanding, help, and hope to families and friends of alcoholics. The …∞
Stop Enabling the Alcoholic Discontinuing “enabling,” along with putting the onus for the drinker’s behavior and its consequences on the drinker. Do not cover up for them. Let them be responsible for their actions. Accept your responsibility, if any, for enabling, and then transfer 100 percent of the responsibility back to the alcoholic once you …∞
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Lois W, wife of Alcoholics Anonymous’ Co-founder, Bill W, recalls the time in AA when there were few members and no Big Book In the early days of AA things were really different. For five years there was no Big Book. The only way to communicate with people was to go tell them, so that …∞
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