The impact of stress does not cease once an alcoholic stops drinking. [Stress and Alcoholism] NB; This article is a bit technical, but as it covers the latest research (2013) and it provides important data about stress and alcoholism. Newly sober alcoholics often relapse to drinking to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal, such as alcohol …∞
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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Humility – the most misunderstood virtue in the Fellowship of AA. To many AA’s the humble invoke a picture of a plainly dressed self-deprecating person, admitting to the possession of no particular talent’ usually taking the last inconspicuous place and being a doormat for everyone. This certainly is not a true picture of a humble …∞
Will power, will and higher power are terms discussed in 12-Step programs of recovery. I for one did not understand the differences between the various attitudes and actions I adopted. Then I came across something similar to the following and I was able to tell the difference between them – at least in theory. I …∞
People in 12 Step recovery can aim at these ideals. For the most part, we just try to think and act like decent human beings concerned for the wellbeing of our fellows. We can;- become patient with ourselves and others. be kind even towards people who are nasty towards us. be generous with our time …∞
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“People suggested that I find a Higher Power. I was not fooled. I knew when they said Higher Power they meant God. And I knew that God waited for me to step out of line just once so that he could take his revenge. I wanted no part of God. “With this resistance I plodded …∞
Just for Today – Stay on the Beam “Today most commercial flying is done on a radio beam. A directional beam is produced to guide the pilot to his destination, and as long as he keeps on this beam he knows that he is safe, even if he cannot see around him for fog, or …∞
• “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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I was shocked, confused, bewildered As I entered Heaven’s door, Not by the beauty of it all, Nor the lights or its decor. But it was the folks in Heaven Who made me sputter and gasp– The thieves, the liars, the sinners and the trash. There stood the kid from seventh grade Who swiped …∞
We Agnostics “… Yet we had been seeing another kind of flight, a spiritual liberation from this world, people who rose above their problems. They said [the Higher Power] made these things possible, and we only smiled. We had seen spiritual release, but liked to tell ourselves it wasn’t true. Actually we were fooling ourselves, …∞