Thinking Impairment and Recovery From Alcoholism Brain damage is a common and potentially severe consequence of long-term, heavy alcohol consumption. Even mild-to-moderate drinking can adversely affect thinking functioning (i.e., mental activities that involve acquiring, storing, retrieving, and using information). Persistent thinking impairment can contribute to poor job performance in adult alcoholics, and can interfere with …∞
Recover your sexual self-esteem Recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependents often suffer generally low self-esteem that the 12 Step program can help rectify. As sexuality is one of the basic elements of being human improving sexual self-esteem can improve sobriety. Here are a few ideas that will help raise awareness of sexual self-esteem. When you look …∞
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A great video from Face The Issue about abuse narrated by Halle Berry. The following is an anonymous quote from a victim of abuse. ..when I’m being beat, just hit, or shouted at. Been bullied by mam all my life, which is probably a factor. With a few people I almost wanted them to hurt …∞
Women and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Gendered Narrative This paper examines how women “work” the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) from a gendered perspective. Feminist critics of AA have challenged the language of AA’s Twelve Steps, the spiritual nature of the steps, and the male-dominated culture of the Twelve-Step program. This …∞
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S.L.A.A. Preamble Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition-oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. S.L.A.A. is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership, and is free …∞
Some Gifts of becoming clean and sober We’ll be amazed at and proud of changes we make 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 and sorry for ourselves We’ll …∞
All About Mocktails: Drinks for Sober Celebrations There was a time when nondrinkers had very few choices when it came to specialty drinks. Shirley Temples and Virgin Marys were the typical options – otherwise a club soda or cola was the usual request for kids and abstaining adults alike. But times have certainly changed! Bartender …∞
The Akron AA Archives has been blessed with stewardship of a substantial, rare collection of recorded speaker “leads” dating back to the early days of our fellowship. Currently there are over 400 of these talks representing a treasure of early AA history, many in their original form on cassettes or reel-to-reel tape. These have been …∞
There is a long-recognized association between alcohol consumption and aggressive behavior. But does aggression and hostility continue into sobriety? This study was designed to examine aggression in a group of socially well-adapted recovered alcoholics. The question addressed was whether the treatment, together with long-term abstinence from alcohol, could reduce aggression and hostility in recovered alcoholics. …∞
AA is free. AA is available near your home. Maybe even within walking distance! AA is available every day – several times per day in most cities. AA wants to support you and sponsor you. AA will be there for you if you are there for AA. AA sponsors have been there and know exactly …∞
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