The following website contains a collection of 319 Alcoholics Anonymous speaker tapes. I hope you will find them useful to your recovery. All 319 speaker tapes are free. You can listen to them online or download the mp3 speaker tapes to your computer. The purpose of this website is to enhance one’s existing sobriety or …∞
My name is Jan and I’m an agnostic alcoholic in AA My parents gave me a faith that in later years I lost. No, it was not a religious faith, though I was exposed to the teachings of two sects. Neither was forced upon me; I simply drifted away through boredom, and my fragile, superficial …∞
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Understanding the High Functioning Alcoholic: Professional Views and Personal Insights Who is the typical alcoholic among the 12.5 million living in the United States now? Many, if not most of us when asked that question, would envision a skid row bum or someone at least out of work or with little education locked into a …∞
The AA Recovery Program The relative success of the A.A. program seems to be due to the fact that an alcoholic who no longer drinks has an exceptional faculty for “reaching” and helping an uncontrolled drinker. In simplest form, the A.A. program operates when a recovered alcoholic passes along the story of his or her …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous, The recovery from alcoholism: Twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. AA is a self-help, volunteer organization begun in the mid-1930s that views alcoholism as a malady, not a defect of will. Its founders, themselves alcoholics, maintained that persons with the malady should completely stop drinking, but they did not concern those who could handle …∞
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Grief may be expressed–without the aid of alcohol, drugs When Joanne and Bob (not their real names) came to the Center for Grief in St. Paul, Minn., after their daughter’s death, they were paralyzed by loss. They couldn’t sleep or work, and their relationship was eroding. "We also quickly discovered they were attempting to anesthetize …∞
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is one of the few known preventable causes of mental retardation
Try to adopt the following approaches to your alcoholic / addict; 1. Try to learn the facts about alcoholism and other drug addiction. Keep an open mind. 2. Recognize addiction for what it is-a disease of the body, mind, behavior, and spirit from which people can and do recover. Like other diseases, nobody really intends …∞
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FAS is a cluster of four characteristics found in the offspring of mothers who drank during pregnancy, namely; central nervous system dysfunction, abnormal facial features, behavioural deficits, and growth deficiency. FAS affects up to 9.1 of every 1000 babies born, triple that with heavy drinkers. Common cognitive and behavioural problems in children with fetal alcohol …∞
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Image via Wikipedia Clergy Prevention Handbook NACoA’s latest publication from The Clergy Education and Training Project® is Preventing and Addressing Alcohol and Drug Problems: A Handbook for Clergy. This was prepared with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. This handbook provides some basic information on alcoholism …∞
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