This is my Recovery Story, I Found My True Self I grew up in a middle-class family in Australia. We had a three-story home with an indoor swimming pool and I had a pony. But home was not as it looked from the outside. Not How It Looked My family looked very successful, but my …∞
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In the Sober Kitchen by Liz Scott So, what exactly do we mean by a “sober kitchen?” Although it means much more than merely removing alcohol containing ingredients from our cupboards and fridge, striving for an alcohol-free kitchen is definitely a good place to start. Why is this important? Because contrary to the old wives’ …∞
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I am one of the many women that has been restored to sanity through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. I began drinking at the age of 17 years, and found alcohol to be a wonderful stimulant which enabled me to feel relaxed in any given situation. Whether alone, or in a crowd, I have …∞
Physician heals others as he heals himself It’s hard to ask for help when you’re the doctor, but being a doctor doesn’t mean you’re immune to mental illness and addiction. The story of a Warkworth physician illustrates this fact. But the ‘Courage To Come Back Award’ Michael Kaufmann recently received from the Canadian Association of …∞
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This is a bit like the picture at left – can you see other faces in the flowers and the disease of alcoholism? Understand the nature of the chemical alcohol, how alcohol affects the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic in different ways, and why the alcoholic continues to drink when drinking is obviously harming them. Learn …∞
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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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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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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 …∞