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 …∞
Women in recovery from codependency, alcoholism or addiction may have experienced or be experiencing painful sexual intercourse. This article may help identify the problem. Sex is supposed to be enjoyable, but for countless women suffering from vulvodynia, that’s not the case. Characterized by; pain or discomfort with sexual intercourse, rawness, stinging, itching and burning in …∞
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King Heroin is my shepherd, I shall always want. He maketh me to lie down in the gutters. He leadeth me beside the troubled waters. He destroyeth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of wickedness for the effort’s sake. Yea, I shall walk through the valley of poverty and will fear all evil …∞
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Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and compulsive gambling may identify with these points. They may be the victim, the perpetrator or an observer. These reasons apply to heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and transsexual people. Additionally, just because someone is in recovery does not exclude them from being difficult in relationships. Why …∞
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• “If I could have stayed cool, I’d still be drinking. Very quickly, though, I started getting into trouble. Going to sixth grade got in the way of my life, which consisted of getting drunk as much as possible.” [After rehab] “I was going to A.A. meetings. Everyone was older, even most of the kids …∞
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Adopting Roles The members of an alcoholic/addicted family adopt roles to maintain peace and balance among themselves. One researcher likened this to a ‘mobile’ hanging from the ceiling where each piece keeps the others in balance. When one piece of the mobile changes or falls off the others become chaotic and out of balance. When …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous is a program for alcoholics who seek freedom from alcohol. It is not a program against drugs. However, some A.A. members have misused drugs, often as a substitute for alcohol, in such a manner as to become a threat to the achievement and maintenance of sobriety. These incidents have caused all A.A. members …∞
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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 we met with threats of abandonment. As a result, I learned to avoid having my own opinion for fear of rejection. …∞
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Marty M. say’s AA Still Works After Twenty-Nine Years Marty M’s story “Women Suffer Too” was the first woman’s story in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, as it was in April 1939 when I attended my first meeting, the Twelve Steps are to me the heart of the AA program. Desire to stop …∞
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International Conference of Young People in A.A. ICYPAA was founded for the purpose of providing a setting for an annual celebration of sobriety among young people in AA. Since its inception, a growing group of people, who at first would not consider themselves as “young people,” has become regular attendees. The number of young people …∞
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