One day at a time sharing experience, strength and hope Any member of a 12-Step fellowship will tell you of the benefits of ‘sharing’ their feelings with other sufferers. This study proves what they have known all along that a problem shared is a problem halved. The other study gives support to the principle of …∞
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People in 12 Step Fellowships need to be aware of the different types of stress that can affect their recovery. What are the different types of stress? Acute stress Acute stress is the most common and most recognizable form of stress, the kind of sudden jolt in which you know exactly why you’re stressed: you …∞
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Self-care is about setting boundaries, letting go “Some of us have so many voices in our heads, we could hold group therapy by ourselves,” said Rokelle Lerner, a popular speaker and trainer on relationships, women’s issues, and addicted family systems. This internal chorus is often composed of voices from our family of origin, voices of …∞
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This series of questions may help you determine if you are a compulsive overeater. Many members of Overeaters Anonymous have found that they have answered yes to many of these questions. Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Do you have feelings of guilt and …∞
Are You Burning Out? Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency or gambling may get to a point that it all seems just too much or burnout a little in recovery efforts. This can be serious sign on the road to relapse, a bust. This article may help you think about the issues involved. …∞
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Recovery from alcoholism, codependency and addiction encompasses getting rid of the guilt and shame of past actions. This is done in Step 4 of the 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon, Adult Children of Alcoholic (ACOA) and Narcotics Anonymous. The list below is taken from the Step 4 section of the book ‘The 12 …∞
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Some insightful questions to examine possible relationship problems experienced by people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and Adult Children of Alcoholism (ACOA). 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 …∞
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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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Emotional memories can be suppressed with practice Recovering members of 12-Step fellowships will know that resentment means to ‘refeel’ emotions – over and over and over again. Practicing the program of 12-Steps to recovery, works in ways that remove unwanted feelings. Steps 4 through 9 identify and resolve stressful memories and hence diminishing their power …∞
Men in their 50s have more satisfying sex lives than men in their 30s Men in their fifties are more satisfied with their sex lives than men in their thirties and forties, recording similar levels to 20-29 year-olds, according to a survey published in the February issue of BJU International. A team of experts from …∞
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