“My sponsor was a living damper on my intolerance. But even more, he told me that it would be all right for me to doubt God, that A.A. was not a religious program and, to belong, I did not have to adhere to any set of beliefs. “He suggested that for me a good starting …∞
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What Are Anger Myths And How They Affect Us? All myths of anger give good reasons excuses for anger and aggressive behavior. Anger is an unavoidable part of being human. Anger is especially based on myths. Self-help Zone lists 5 myths that affect how we deal with anger. These are; Myth 1: Anger and aggression …∞
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People in recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency are very aware of their ageing bodies and minds. This article may help with healthy ageing. Foods Rich in Antioxidants for Healthy Aging Although magazine covers and “miracle” cosmetics packages all proclaim the anti-aging secrets they contain, as long as we wake up each morning, getting older …∞
Anxiety is experienced by all people, it is a normal reaction to stress, conflict, fear, change, threat, & etc or more usually there is no apparent reason for it to occur. When a person becomes aware, conscious or subconscious, that something is wrong or different, anxiety is triggered. But remember the actual cause may not …∞
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Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, gambling, co-dependency and Adult Child of Alcoholism may need new social and exercise strategies to assist on their recovery journey. Take 10 If dancing is a rare activity for you, one you take part in only at the occasional wedding reception (if then!), then it’s time to get …∞
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Image via Wikipedia Many areas of our life need healing. One important part of our life is our sexuality. Our feelings and beliefs about our sexuality, our ability to nurture, cherish, and enjoy our sexuality, our ability to respect ourselves sexually, our ability to let go of sexual shame and confusion, may all be impaired …∞
My life is better when I act responsibly. I am responsible for myself; my recovery, my well-being, my happiness, all these things are, ultimately, my own responsibility. Anonymous Our Higher Power does not lay claim to our free will. We can choose not to be responsible and make ourselves more miserable by going to new …∞
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For most people in today’s world, stress is a fact of life. In recovery it is especially true. Although it is impossible to eliminate all stress from daily life, it is possible to control the effect that stress has on the body and the mind. The first step in managing stress is to become aware …∞
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Many people recovering from alcoholism and addiction may have decayed or damaged teeth. Having bad breath or gaps in front is not very sexy. This article may help but one may also consider seeing a dentist. With all the whitening and brightening products available for your teeth, it’s easy to forget that cosmetics aren’t enough …∞
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Predictors of 4 year outcome of community residential treatment for patients with substance use disorders. Aims This study examined systematically how predictors of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment outcome worked together over time and identified mediators and moderators of outcome. Design The MacArthur model was applied in this naturalistic study to identify how baseline, discharge …∞
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