Seek help It’s dumbfounding to learn that some never seek help of any kind with severe alcohol abuse. One wife says, “If my husband had sought help, he would have been admitting how serious my problem was. It was a big family secret.” But other people emphasize the importance of not going it alone when …∞
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Being dependent on others almost comes natural when we are in a state of confusion. We seek others opinions, beliefs, and advice. What others say, if we place them in a position of authority, becomes “The Word.” Unfortunately, the advice and opinion of the other person, is really a form of “approval” that we seek. …∞
Everyday people in recovery often turn to support groups or an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) sponsor when they face a possible relapse, but some celebrities and other wealthy addicts are turning to paid “sober companions” to help maintain their sobriety, the New York Times reported April 15. Sober companions like Ronnie Kaplan, a former addict and …∞
Stop Enabling the Alcoholic Discontinuing “enabling,” along with putting the onus for the drinker’s behavior and its consequences on the drinker. Do not cover up for them. Let them be responsible for their actions. Accept your responsibility, if any, for enabling, and then transfer 100 percent of the responsibility back to the alcoholic once you …∞
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God in His wisdom selected this group of men and women of Alcoholics Anonymous to be the purveyors of His goodness. In selecting them, through whom to bring about this phenomenon, He went not to the proud, the mighty the famous, or the brilliant He went to the humble, the sick the unfortunate He went …∞
Brief Twelve Step Facilitation (Brief TSF) is a manual written by a recovered alcoholic and professionally trained therapist. In plain language Brief TSF is complimentary to peer helping by recovering alcoholics, addicts, gamblers and co-dependents. This e-booklet informs and energises with a process to assist identification of problems, break down denial and connect with 12 …∞
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Study Finds Active Participation in AA Aids in Long-Term Recovery Recovering alcoholics who help others in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) have better outcomes themselves, a new study concludes. Helping others increases the amount of time a person stays sober, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The findings come from a 10-year study, …∞
Don’t stop loving them A powerful theme in advice for families and friends is continuing to love the problem drinker unconditionally – being supportive, offering encouragement, and not abandoning him or her. One husband says “Work with them to recognize that you care for them but that their behavior is harmful to themselves and others.” …∞
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 …∞
Helping Others Helps Alcoholics Stay on the Road to Recovery Participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it has a healing effect that helps alcoholics and other addicts become and stay sober, a researcher from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports. In a review article …∞
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