The Dating Game at 60+ People in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and compulsive gambling often find themselves alone again. But, there is no need to be lonesome whether heterosexual, gay, lesbian – male or female. This article from PsychCentral tells the story of an elderly women who found love again and gives some pointers. …∞
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OA offers a spiritual solution to compulsive overeating “I did not enter my first meeting with hope,” recalls one member of Overeaters Anonymous. “I entered with despair. But I left with hope, because it was the first time in my life that I realized or heard that I was not morally imperfect, that I was …∞
Higher Power or Self Motivation Most of us fight the temptation to be lazy, to get by with doing the minimum instead of our best. When we were children, we had parents and teachers who urged us on to greater efforts. As adults, we have to depend more on internal motivation and less on the …∞
Those of us who overeat are responding to distorted signals. When we consume food that harms rather than helps our bodies, we are eating in response to some irrational demand in our head rather than because of legitimate physical hunger. The mental obsession with food is an illusion, but one to which we cling with …∞
In Overeaters Anonymous (OA), the Statement on Abstinence and Recovery is “Abstinence is the action of refraining from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors while working towards or maintaining a healthy body weight. Spiritual, emotional and physical recovery is the result of living the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve-Step program.” Many of us have found we cannot …∞
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This list of websites presents hundreds of free MP3 downloadable tracks from; Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon, Gamblers Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, radio podcasts, Cocaine Anonymous, Debtors Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous. Special subjects include the Founders of AA and Al-anon, gay, lesbian, singles, Joe and Charlie, Big Book study and various …∞
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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 …∞
This list below comes to you from Faces and Voices of Recovery (http://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/resources/support_home.php) Individual Addiction Recovery Resources Addictions VictoriousAdvocates For the Integration of Recovery and Methadone, Inc. (AFIRM)Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)Alcoholics for Christ Alcoholics Victorious (AV)Celebrate Recovery Chemically Dependent Anonymous Online Resource Center (CDA)Cocaine Anonymous (CA)Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)Harm Reduction Network (HAMS) Heroin Anonymous (HA)J.A.C.S. (Jewish …∞
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Freedom is what recovery is all about. Not only are we free from addictive behavior, but we are free to become who we are and enjoy all that life has to offer. We may not hear bands playing and see fireworks every day, but we will know a new dimension of peace and serenity. Although …∞
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“Once I accept things as they are I can create things as they might be.” – Mike O. Nothing so ties us to the past as regret. Think about it. It is almost impossible to venture forth while facing backward. But today’s reality is what we must accept and work with. What was is gone. …∞
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