When I said goodbye to alcohol and all its attendant drama, I never intended to bid farewell to dating, period. I saw my romantic future shimmering atop a cotton-candy cloud of contentment and stability. Without the crutch of alcohol, I was convinced that my once-jumbled love life would fall easily into place. Now that I …∞
Detachment means freedom from emotion. Many people in recovery from addiction, co-dependency, alcoholism and gambling have problems adjusting to life free of emotional entanglements. This article may help. Letting someone else’s behavior determine how we feel at every turn is irresponsible. Our emotions should be determined by us, not by someone else. But no doubt …∞
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As opposed to the 12-Steps to recovery here is the suggested program to insanity. I decided I could handle my emotional problems if other people would just quit trying to run my life. I firmly believed that there is no greater power than myself, and anyone who said so was insane. I made a decision …∞
These myths would be of interest to anyone involved with alcoholism – wives, partners, parents, children, adult children (co-dependents) and of course the alcoholic. Myth 1: An alcoholic is the falling-down drunk on skid row. Answer: Only three percent of alcoholics are on skid row. Those alcoholics on skid row are undoubtedly in the last …∞
Posted in Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholics Victorious, Alcoholism, Codependency, Denial, Disease, Family, Psychological Illness and tagged insanity, myths, skid row. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
As opposed to the 12-Steps to recovery I decided I could handle my emotional problems if other people would just quit trying to run my life. I firmly believed that there is no greater power than myself, and anyone who said so was insane. I made a decision to remove my will and my life …∞
Detachment means “freedom from emotion.” Detachment is something all people in recovery seek. Letting someone else’s behavior determine how we feel at every turn is irresponsible. Our emotions should be determined by us, not by someone else. But no doubt we have spent years confusing the boundaries that separate us from other people. Whether at …∞
The 12 Steps to Recovery have often been countered by this tongue-in-cheek 12 Steps to Insanity We admitted we were powerless over nothing. We could manage our lives perfectly and we could manage those of anyone else that would allow it. Came to believe that there was no power greater than ourselves, and the rest …∞
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Jane Velez-Mitchell writes about her journey from addiction and overconsumption to a simpler, honest life. This is an excerpt from Jane Velez-Mitchell’s new book “iWant” This is the story of my ch . . . ch . . . changes, which took me from insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism, from alcoholism to activism. …∞
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