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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Communication With A Higher Power I guess that the first communication I had with a Higher Power, came when I asked for help to stop drinking. This Higher Power could have been God to some, but for myself, at that time, my Higher Power was Alcoholics Anonymous. Before I could possibly consider any more than …∞
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Alcohol and cancer: a position statement from Cancer Council Australia – 2011 The Cancer Council Australia (CCA) Alcohol Working Group has prepared a position statement on alcohol use and cancer. The statement has been reviewed by external experts and endorsed by the CCA Board. Alcohol use is a cause of cancer. Any level of alcohol …∞
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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Relapse prevention – TOOLS OF RECOVERY MEETINGS: We attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to learn how the Program works, and to share our experiences, strengths, and hopes with others. In meetings we learn that our struggles and troubles are not unique, and we gain the hope and assurance that we can recover and grow. SHARING AT …∞
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We are not saints the point is we become willing to grow along Spiritual lines Two very pertinent statements in the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book are “We are not saints the point is we become willing to grow along Spiritual lines,” and “We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our job is to grow …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous is well-known as an organization for people who want to stop drinking. At the same time, there are some points about A.A. that may be unclear to the general public and even to professionals working to help problem drinkers. Founded in the United States in 1935, when one alcoholic discovered he could stay …∞
It is important to put the responsibility for dealing with the alcohol / addiction problem squarely on the person in question while continuing to love him or her
Twelve Step Sponsorship Passing it on is a key concept in the Twelve Step community and many of the traditions and knowledge of the Twelve Step recovery program have been passed down by word-of-mouth from one generation of sponsors to the next. Twelve Step Sponsorship effectively takes this knowledge and tradition and applies it to …∞