The AA Recovery Program The relative success of the A.A. program seems to be due to the fact that an alcoholic who no longer drinks has an exceptional faculty for “reaching” and helping an uncontrolled drinker. In simplest form, the A.A. program operates when a recovered alcoholic passes along the story of his or her …∞
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I’d want to grab somebody and squeeze the life right out of them. Then somebody in one of my Alateen meetings suggested that we try safe ways to express our anger.
When drinking or drugging one has sex, uses sex and does sex for various OK or not so OK reasons.
Recovery from alcoholism/addiction increases sexuality and desire.
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Woman lives with alcohol-induced dementia Cheryl Thorson remembers well when she started drinking at age 16. But she can’t remember what happened 10 minutes ago. Thorson, 54, of Wausau drank for 27 years after she started in high school, and before she quit, “it was nothing for me to go into a tavern and drink …∞
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6 beers 2 glasses of wine 2 bottles of wine – shared of course Too many Margaritas 3 Kamikazes 7 rum & cokes 1 large purple haze 3 martinis 1 bottle of Tequila NB; To our knowledge, none of these animals actually drank alcohol. Related Reading: Subscribe to Recovery Is Sexy by Email
“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 …∞
An ongoing process: A qualitative study of how the alcohol-dependent free themselves of addiction through progressive abstinence Abstract (provisional) Background Most people being treated for alcoholism are unable to successfully quit drinking within their treatment programs. … Note: Cross posted from Twelve Step Facilitation.com. Permalink Related Reading: Subscribe to Recovery Is Sexy by Email
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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People in recovery may have damaged their bodies during their drinking or drugging careers. It may be helpful to know the warning signs of stroke – especially in older age groups. A stroke happens when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or ruptures …∞
You lose arguments with inanimate objects. You have to hold onto the lawn to keep from falling off the earth. Your job is interfering with your drinking. Your doctor finds traces of blood in your alcohol stream. The back of your head keeps getting hit by the toilet seat. You sincerely believe alcohol is the …∞
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