What happens to your anxiety when you reduce or stop drinking, smoking or using? What happens to your alcohol, tobacco and other drug use when you feel anxious? In recovery what anxiety symptoms do you experience? When? Where? ANXIETY AND SUBSTANCE USE — Sometimes people use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to cope with their …∞
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Do you worry about how much someone else drinks?
Sexercises: Workouts to Work You Up Recovering addicts, alcoholics and co-dependents may need to work at recovering their libido and sexual fitness. These hints may be just what is needed. You know all of the good-for-you arguments for becoming more physically active, but here’s an especially attractive reward: exercise can improve your sex life. Being …∞
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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Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women With candor and compassion, Stephanie Covington reminds us that recovery is about living life fully and completely and sexual recovery is integral to the fullness of your life. With comprehensive scope and individual focus, she addresses the following questions: How is women’s sexuality shaped by a male-based …∞
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Co-Victims of Alcoholism, some times called codependency Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional households. We had come to feel isolated, and uneasy with other people, especially authority figures. To protect ourselves, we became people pleasers, even though …∞
The Joy of Sex Famous for helping couples discover how sex can be playful, erotic, passionate, exhilarating, and most of all, pleasurable. The Joy of Sex revolutionized how we experience our sexuality. An international bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Dr. Alex Comfort’s classic work dared to celebrate the joy of human physical …∞
If we work hard at the 12 Steps suggested to us; We’ll be amazed at and proud of changes in our lives We’ll be freer and happier than we could imagine Our mistakes won’t haunt us We’ll feel calmer and more confident What we’ve been through will help us help others We’ll stop feeling stupid …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous Guidelines Relationship Between AA and Al-Anon (from AA GSO New York) The Fellowships of Alcoholic Anonymous and the Al-Anon Family Groups have a unique relationship. They are naturally drawn together by their close family ties, and yet the Twelve Traditions, the General Service Boards, and the General Service Conferences of both Fellowships suggest …∞
My name is George and I’m a Jewish alcoholic in Alcoholics Anonymous A startling, four-color advertising poster appeared some time ago in the New York subways. Staring at the viewer was a “typical Irish cop” about to eat a luscious delicatessen sandwich on Levy’s rye bread, and the legend was “You don’t have to be …∞
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