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 …∞
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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Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder A recovery book about Substance Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder. “What the hell was that?” raged Rachel Reiland when she read the diagnosis written in her medical chart. As the 29-year old accountant, wife, and mother of young children would soon discover, it was …∞
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If you can’t remember the last time you woke up feeling rested and refreshed, you’re not alone. Many of us have trouble falling asleep or awaken during the night and can’t go back to sleep. Women are more likely than men to have such insomnia. And addicts, alcoholics and co-dependents in recovery may suffer insomnia …∞
Contrary to popular belief, alcohol does not completely cook out of foods — something recovering alcoholics and those with alcohol-related illnesses need to keep in mind. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that recipes with added alcohol retained from 4% to 85% of the alcohol. The recipes ranged from …∞
Freedom is what recovery is all about. Not only are we free from addictive behavior, but we are free to become who we are and enjoy all that life has to offer. We may not hear bands playing and see fireworks every day, but we will know a new dimension of peace and serenity. Although …∞
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“Once I accept things as they are I can create things as they might be.” – Mike O. Nothing so ties us to the past as regret. Think about it. It is almost impossible to venture forth while facing backward. But today’s reality is what we must accept and work with. What was is gone. …∞
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About Alcoholism – Alcoholism Information, Research, and Treatment Alcoholics Anonymous Grapevine Article. Volume 47, Issue 3, August 1990 What’s Not Cooking? Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information. Don’t blame Julia Child for …∞
You are reading from the book Food for Thought We would like to be perfect, and when we make mistakes, it is hard to forgive ourselves. If we eat something not on our food plan, the resulting anger at our weakness may escalate a small slip into a full-scale binge. When we are under pressure …∞
All About Mocktails: Drinks for Sober Celebrations There was a time when nondrinkers had very few choices when it came to specialty drinks. Shirley Temples and Virgin Marys were the typical options – otherwise a club soda or cola was the usual request for kids and abstaining adults alike. But times have certainly changed! Bartender …∞