Self-Will Run Riot: This phrase comes from chapter 5 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, “Selfishness- self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles…. So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though …∞
This is a bit like the picture at left – can you see other faces in the flowers and the disease of alcoholism? Understand the nature of the chemical alcohol, how alcohol affects the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic in different ways, and why the alcoholic continues to drink when drinking is obviously harming them. Learn …∞
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People in 12 Step recovery can aim at these ideals. For the most part, we just try to think and act like decent human beings concerned for the wellbeing of our fellows. We can;- become patient with ourselves and others. be kind even towards people who are nasty towards us. be generous with our time …∞
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Switching Addictions is quite common for people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction or co-dependency. This article may help identify a form of ‘stinking thinking’ that may result. The Internet is a wonderful tool for communication. However, it can become an escape from reality that has the appearance of safety, intimacy and anonymity. Use of the …∞
Since the first Alcoholics Anonymous Grapevine was published in June 1944 it has always included information and articles about sponsorship — one of the first forms of AA service. In 1947, Bill W. wrote, “More and more groups are adopting the idea of ‘sponsorship.’ Each newcomer is assigned a reasonably stable AA member whose ward …∞
Codependents of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous http://www.coslaa.org 12 step support group for the recovery of family, friends, and significant others whose lives have been affected by their relationship with someone addicted to sex and love. COSLAA is a confidential recovery fellowship for members, age 18+, who have been affected by another’s sexually addictive behaviors, …∞
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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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Twelve Step Sponsorship Passing it on is a key concept in the Twelve Step community and many of the traditions and knowledge of the Twelve Step recovery program have been passed down by word-of-mouth from one generation of sponsors to the next. Twelve Step Sponsorship effectively takes this knowledge and tradition and applies it to …∞
“Tom, I’ve spent years and years looking for that ideal relationship. I searched for someone I could trust, and who would trust me. “I dreamed about this person who could love me no matter what, and who could share my deepest secrets. Someone I could admire and respect, and who would admire and respect me …∞
Relations with helping professionals Results of the 2007 AA Membership Survey of Alcoholics Anonymous confirm growing trust and transparency in the relationships between alcoholics and their health caregivers – doctors, nurses, counsellors and others – who, in turn, appear to be more informed about A.A. 74% of members’ doctors know they are in A.A., and …∞
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