People in 12 Step Fellowships need to be aware of the different types of stress that can affect their recovery. What are the different types of stress? Acute stress Acute stress is the most common and most recognizable form of stress, the kind of sudden jolt in which you know exactly why you’re stressed: you …∞
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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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Evaluating the Quality of Sponsorship and other Peer Guidance Relationships Twelve Step recovery fellowships have a system through which older members in successful recovery help orient new members to their particular recovery program. AA has formalized this process through the practice of sponsorship. Having a sponsor is an important indicator of intensity of mutual aid …∞
An AA sponsor listens to new people as well as to old-timers. He loves talking to people looking for help and patiently explains to new and old alike that a “sponsor” is really a harsher word for “friend.” Sponsors, seemingly, have nothing to do – but are always there when needed. When they converse with …∞
“As we walked back through the hall, I, for the first time in my life, said to another human being, ‘I’m having trouble with my drinking too.’ She took me by the hand and introduced me to the woman that I’m very proud to call my sponsor. This woman and her husband are both in …∞
Members of 12 Step Fellowships in recovery often catch themselves asking ‘why?.’ We are usually encouraged to talk to our sponsor, go to meetings; let go, let God. Good and most often successful solutions. But we are also usually encouraged to get active. These eight questions are complimentary to the 12 Step program. —— I …∞
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Symptoms of getting ready to relapse. Although this is about a relapse into alcoholism, it applies to many other addictions and areas of life, from overeating to relationship, co-dependency and money problems. Learn to recognise the danger signals, your life depends on it. EXHAUSTION – Allowing yourself to become overly tired or in poor health. …∞
Those who were helping were significantly less likely to relapse in the year following treatment, independent of the number of AA meetings attended.
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Availing Yourself of a Recovery Sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 Step Fellowships From the Alcoholics Anonymous recovery book ‘Living Sober’ Not every A.A. member has had a sponsor. But thousands of us say we would not be alive were it not for the special friendship of one recovered alcoholic in the first months …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous informally refers to the alcoholic who has stopped drinking, but who still demonstrates the same alcoholic attitudes and behaviors, as a “dry drunk.”
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