OLD SCHOOL AA

In about three weeks, I’ll celebrate 25 years in recovery. I look back in utter amazement and gratitude, often humbled by the spiritual family that cared enough, and loved me enough, to call me out on my BS. I was raised old school AA ―structure, traditions, service positions, always involved in some fashion.

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Recovery Transformations: Finding Character from the Character Defects

By: Donald Huffman   “What’s wrong with people?” she says, almost too quiet for me to hear. “Were they born with parts missing or did it fall out somewhere along the way?” ― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies       Character Defects Protect You, Until They Don’t   All shades of degradation and dereliction can visit the suffering […]

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From Addiction to Recovery: Negative to Positive

It wasn’t that I had the delusions and hallucinations of the schizophrenic, or the manic episodes of the bipolar sufferer.  I had a condition that would have me seek to put a pill bottle or a pipe in my hand like magnetism.  I had a mentality that weighed incarceration and a lack of real employability as acceptable risks.  The benefit of temporary sanity and calm that came from booze and dope had made all the pitfalls worth it.

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6 Reasons Why Participating in Support Groups is Beneficial

  By: Joni Ogle, LCSW, CSAT “Allow yourself to be an anchor and anchored by others.” ― Asa Don Brown Reasons to Attend Support Group Putting an addiction behind you is often difficult, especially without the right type of support. Although, there are some people who have managed to escape their addiction with very little to no […]

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Why Isn’t My Life Better, I’m Not Using!

  By: Marilyn L. Davis   “What really bugs Henry about Barry, he supposes, is Barry’s complacency. His inner assurance that there is no need to change his self-destructive behavior, let alone search for its roots. ~Stephen King, Dreamcatcher       What’s at the Root of Your Self-destructive Behavior?  Most people are aware that […]

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