A meditation – Becoming willing to act The miracles in our 12 Step program don’t simply rub off at meetings. The key to getting clean and sober – and staying clean and sober – is a willingness to act. Once we feel scared enough or strong enough to do something – once the willingness appears …∞
Motorcyclists carrying ‘The (AA) Message’ rumble, pipes roaring, in honouring Big Bruce. The collective rumble of a hundred motorcycles, mounted by riders hell-bent on staying “clean and sober” and spreading the message of sobriety and goodwill, awakened a traditionally sombre setting in West Texas: A Midland funeral. The sight and sound initially perhaps conjured up …∞
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Step Ten; Building the spiritual basis for recovery each day The Twelve Step program of recovery from alcoholism and other addictions rests on a notion of spirituality that is not about having the “right” beliefs. Instead, it is about adopting daily practices that help people stay clean and sober. These daily practices are the subject …∞
Ah, relationships in recovery. How delightful, how satisfying, how frustrating, how disastrous.
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 …∞
My name is Joe and I am a big drunk, I am clean and sober by the grace of God and the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Gosh, I have been living with the Triple AAA, alcoholism and AIDS, and thank God for my medication, and for those of you who told me that I need …∞
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Mutual-aid support groups play a vital role in substance abuse treatment. In 2005, a national survey of participants in mutual-aid support groups for addiction was conducted to identify key differences between participants in various recovery groups. Extensive data was collected from survey respondents on many aspects of recovery. In their recently published article, researchers focus …∞
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Over 2 years 50% of 12-Step treated addicted people were clean and sober. In contrast only 37% of non-12-Step based addicts were clean and sober. Additionally, 12-Step treatment cost 30% less in healthcare fees. Accumulating evidence indicates that addiction and psychiatric treatment programs that actively promote self-help group involvement can reduce their patients’ health care …∞
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