Are You Burning Out? Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency or gambling may get to a point that it all seems just too much or burnout a little in recovery efforts. This can be serious sign on the road to relapse, a bust. This article may help you think about the issues involved. …∞
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Some insightful questions to examine possible relationship problems experienced by people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency and Adult Children of Alcoholism (ACOA). I must be “needed” in order to have a relationship with others. I value other’s approval of my thinking, feelings and behaviors over my own. I agree with others so they will …∞
Posted in Addictions, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Al-anon, Alcoholism, Codependency, Drugs, Emotions, Gambling, Men, Naranon, Psychological Illness, Relapse, Relationships, Sex Addictions, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women and tagged controlling. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Emotional memories can be suppressed with practice Recovering members of 12-Step fellowships will know that resentment means to ‘refeel’ emotions – over and over and over again. Practicing the program of 12-Steps to recovery, works in ways that remove unwanted feelings. Steps 4 through 9 identify and resolve stressful memories and hence diminishing their power …∞
Most alcoholics, addicts, gamblers and co-dependents know the frustration of repetitive failure to reach their recovery goals. Consider one man who lived through various setbacks in life over 30 years: Failed in business in 1831 Defeated for the legislature in 1832 Again failed in business in 1834 Sweetheart died in 1835 Had a nervous breakdown …∞
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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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The Dry Drunk can be a problem to themselves and others.
Posted in 12 Step Fellowships, Addictions, Alcoholics Anonymous, Denial, Emotions, Relapse, Sobriety and tagged abstinence, alcoholic attitudes and behaviors, dry drunk. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Expressions commonly heard in A.A. are “If you don’t take that first drink, you can’t get drunk” and “One drink is too many, but twenty are not enough.” Many of us, when we first began to drink, never wanted or took more than one or two drinks. But as time went on, we increased the …∞
Alcoholic Denial as a Psychological Defence Denial takes two major forms. First, the alcoholic insists that he or she can drink like other people – socially, normally. This means that there are always ready excuses for the exceptional times-for the fights, the arrests, the blackouts, the hangovers. It’s someone else’s fault. It’s harassment, bad luck, …∞
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Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic) Anabolic-androgenic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. “Anabolic” refers to muscle-building, and “androgenic” refers to increased masculine characteristics. “Steroids” refers to the class of drugs. These drugs are available legally only by prescription, to treat conditions that occur when the body produces abnormally low amounts of testosterone, such as delayed …∞
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Detachment means “freedom from emotion.” Detachment is something all people in recovery seek. Letting someone else’s behavior determine how we feel at every turn is irresponsible. Our emotions should be determined by us, not by someone else. But no doubt we have spent years confusing the boundaries that separate us from other people. Whether at …∞
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