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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Modest Proposal: ?12 Rights For New-Comers To AA/12 Step? « Stinkin Thinkin



A Modest Proposal: 12 Rights For New-Comers To AA/12-Step” are merely suggestions, and should not be considered the province of ‘new-comers’ only.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Alcohol Dependency, Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Recovery: Abbeycare Foundation

Alcohol Dependency, Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Recovery: Abbeycare Foundation

Abbeycare Foundation
A Dedicated Alcohol Treatment Clinic for Alcohol Detox & Alcohol Rehab

Abbeycare Foundation is the only alcohol specific private treatment centre in the United Kingdom. The staff team at Abbeycare, are a solid group of qualified and experienced professionals, many of whom are in recovery themselves and have been through the process of alcohol treatment/rehabilitation. In focusing and specializing in alcohol misuse we have a very high success rate in alcohol recovery outcomes.

We provide you with a safe and positive environment where any client suffering the effects of problem drinking or alcoholism can take the opportunity to explore and identify the changes they will require to make to enable recovery from alcohol abuse.

Ruben Guthrie. The hilarious life of a recovering alcoholic | The National Business Review - New Zealand - business, markets, finance, politics, property, technology and more


Ruben Guthrie. The hilarious life of a recovering alcoholic

It tells the very moral or slightly immoral story of Ruben Guthrie, a hot shot ad man who decides to come off the booze and we witness his dealing with a life of sobriety and his subsequent taking to the bottle again with disastrous consequences.

'Drink and drugs left me emotionally bankrupt and killed three of my friends', reveals Trinny Woodall | Mail Online

'Drink and drugs left me emotionally bankrupt and killed three of my friends', reveals Trinny Woodall | Mail Online

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Welcome to AA STUFF - History and more.

Welcome to AA STUFF - History and more.

Here is a list of links to pages that we find interest in. They may be temperance, AA, Al-anon, Oxford Group or other relations. We do not necessarily agree with content on these pages, they are merely hear for informational purposes and sometimes amusement.

Commentary: My life as a 'Mighty Hermaphrodite' - CNN.com

Commentary: My life as a 'Mighty Hermaphrodite' - CNN.com

A lot of people have been outraged by the gender verification testing that South African athlete Caster Semenya has been put through, and have been trying to be supportive of her; but in doing so, they often further prejudice against the very thing which she appears to be: intersex.
Hida Viloria says she looks forward to a day when intersex conditions like hers are widely accepted.

Hida Viloria says she looks forward to a day when intersex conditions like hers are widely accepted.

Intersex people (formerly known as hermaphrodites) are those born with bodies that are difficult to classify as either "male" or "female."

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcohol and substance abuse.

Alcoholic liver disease is an important cause of cirrhosis, liver-associated death, and need for liver transplant. Up to 50% of recipients use some alcohol, and perhaps 10% drink addictively.

God As We Understood Him

God As We Understood Him

Bill concludes: “We finally began to talk about the possibility of compromise. . . . In Step Two we decided to describe God as a ‘Power greater than ourselves.’ In Steps Three and Eleven we inserted the words ‘God as we understood Him.’ From Step Seven he deleted the words ‘on our knees.’

Professional Relationship

Professional Relationship

Therapeutic Alliance

In TSF, the facilitator is seen as an expert in interpersonal counseling techniques and as knowledgeable in the principles and practicalities of 12-step fellowships.

However, in TSF the facilitator is not regarded as the primary agent of change; rather, it is the 12-step fellowship (AA or NA) that is seen as the agent of change.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Professional education

Professional education

Brief-TSF is a professionally written continuing professional education program for healthcare workers.

Violence and Abuse - Health Concerns - Health Canada

Violence and Abuse - Health Concerns - Health Canada

Violence occurs in various contexts, including homes, schools, neighbourhoods and communities, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, class, ethnic background, religious or spiritual group membership, physical and mental ability or place of residence.

What Can You Do?

If you are being abused, have been abused, or know someone who is being abused, you can contact the following services in your community for help:

Gambling Addiction Expert Says Treatment Tops Prohibition | Reuters

Gambling Addiction Expert Says Treatment Tops Prohibition | Reuters

"Treatment, not prohibition, is the best way to treat problem gamblers," said
Joanna Franklin, who has designed and delivered clinical training programs in
45 states, 10 Canadian provinces, 31 Indian tribes and nine countries outside
the United States.

"Problem gamblers are not without options. They will go to a racetrack or
casino or the Internet if they can't find a video gaming machine,"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Second Road Family » Blame

The Second Road Family » Blame
“Have you blamed others for something for which your own codependency was responsible?”

Risks of Buying Drugs Online

Risks of Buying Drugs Online -
Health Canada Information Update 2009-08-07
While legitimate online Canadian businesses are an option to consider, the online purchase of any drug poses the potential for serious health risks, especially when drugs are shipped directly to Canadian consumers from sources outside of Canada. Consumers should be aware that some Internet sites may falsely claim to be Canadian, and consumers can identify if a drug has been shipped to them from a foreign country by checking the shipping information on the exterior of the package.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stages of Alcoholism - KFSM

Stages of Alcoholism - KFSM

Three major stages of alcoholism and how it works.

There is some debate over how many stages there are in alcoholism, but let's go with the three major stages--early (a.k.a. adaptive), middle, and end (a.k.a. late). It's important to understand the main parts of each stage.

15 Year old Alcoholic in AA

15 Year old Alcoholic in AA

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Al-Anon 12-Step Recovery Program: Love It Or Leave It

For those who don't know or have never heard of Al-anon, it is a 12-step recovery program that is the counter-part to the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step recovery program. It was initiated by Lois Wilson (the wife of Bill Wilson; one of the original founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) as a safe haven and support group for anyone who is dealing with a loved ones alcoholism (and/or drug addiction)

I have been attending Al-anon meetings for 20 years and came away from my first meeting thinking..."What a bunch of losers, as well as... I heard some interesting things here."

As a professional family substance abuse counselor, I encourage my clients to attend Al-anon and find out if it is something they wish to incorporate in their recovery. Some swear by it, others are shunned.

I have compiled a list of 16 opinions; 8 hip-hip hooray! 8 bah humbug!

See these at; The Huffington Post

Also see; Thank you and I invite you to visit my website at www.familyrecoverysolutions.com

Beyond Co-dependency: And Getting Better All the Time by Melody Beattie

Understanding Co-Dependency by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse