Maturity or emotional sobriety is an essential goal of recovery from alcoholism, addiction and co-dependency. Remember that wonderful line in Step Twelve of the “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions” of Alcoholics Anonymous book about the results of the “exhaustive study” by eminent psychologists and doctors back in the 1950′s? “These distinguished men had the nerve …∞
The alcoholic part is a very small part of the trouble it is merely the outward symptom of a very complex confused and deep inner disturbance
Emotional Sobriety Remember that wonderful line in Step Twelve of the “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions” of Alcoholics Anonymous book about the results of the “exhaustive study” by eminent psychologists and doctors back in the 1950′s? “These distinguished men had the nerve to say that most of the alcoholics under investigation were still childish, emotionally …∞
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Emotional Sobriety Do you use substances or engage in compulsive activities to regulate your mood? Do you reach for something sweet, a couple of drinks, or a pack of cigarettes after a difficult day because you can’t unwind without them? Do you race to the stores to spend away the day’s frustrations or run around …∞
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EMOTIONAL SOBRIETY… Bill W. a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous writes: “I think that we oldsters who have put the AA booze cure to such severe tests, yet still lack emotional sobriety, are probably the spearhead for the next major development in AA: the development of something like real maturity and balance (which is to say …∞
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Emotional sobriety a term first coined in 1953 by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) co-founder Bill Wilson in a letter for AA’s publication the Grapevine, Wilson wrote that if we look very closely at every imbalance we have, big or small, we’ll find at the root of them some form of dependence. Yet, by giving up and …∞
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