Understanding the High Functioning Alcoholic: Professional Views and Personal Insights Who is the typical alcoholic among the 12.5 million living in the United States now? Many, if not most of us when asked that question, would envision a skid row bum or someone at least out of work or with little education locked into a …∞
The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have. –Leonard Nimoy Look around you at the happiest people you know. They are also the most generous and giving people. A generous spirit creates its own environment. In recovery we talk a lot about gratitude – and we have a lot to …∞
Today I will say no without guilt. Today I will say no whenever it is in my best interests to do so. Just as important, I will say no without feeling guilty or fearful. My attempts to separate from my parents were met with threats of abandonment. As a result, I learned to avoid having …∞
Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home For Co-dependents and Adult Children of Alcoholics. If we willingly surrender ourselves to the spiritual discipline of the Twelve Steps, our lives will be transformed. We will become mature, responsible individuals with a great capacity for joy, wonder and fulfillment. Though we may never be perfect, continued spiritual progress …∞
Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse A Recovery Book “Abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is only the beginning of sobriety. It’s the ticket to get into the theater, not the movie we are going to see.” — Passages Through Recovery One of the most important things we learn in recovery …∞
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A Woman’s Guide to Recovery How Free Do You Want to Be? Recovery Transforms Lives If you are a woman who has found the courage to start down the road of recovery, know that you are never alone. Others have walked before you and have experienced recovery’s promises of radical change. This book, written by …∞
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The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series Our basic recovery concept in 12 Step Fellowships that never loses its power to work miracles is the concept called acceptance. We do not achieve acceptance in a moment. We often have to work through a mirage of feelings – sometimes anger, outrage, shame, self-pity, or sadness. …∞
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Uniqueness: I value what is unique in me I value my own specialness and I dare to reveal it. Since the universe expresses itself through the differences in all of creation, I choose to acknowledge my own uniqueness. My inner self speaks through the nonconformity that I am. Today I applaud nonconformity and the differences …∞
Sex for Grownups: Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truths, Lies, and Must-Tries for Great Sex After 50 Sex So Good That You Won’t Believe You Waited This Long to Enjoy It! Celebrity psychologist and sexpert Dr. Dorree Lynn has helped thousands of people over the last four decades achieve intimacy, vitality, and the best sex of …∞
Image via Wikipedia There are many myths associated with self-esteem, here are just a few: Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency suffer from low self-esteem. Indeed low self-esteem may have propelled some into treatment. This article and the book may help debunk some of the myths of self-esteem and aid recovery. Self …∞
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