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Sunday, April 25, 2010

10 Alcoholism Warning Signs

10 Alcoholism Warning Signs

If some one you love has these signs seek help from Al-anon or a specialist alcohol family counselor.

Self Change

Self Change

“Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.”
~Lord Thomas Dewar~

Couples Therapy Best for Women

Couples Therapy Best for Women

Couples therapy can be the best choice for alcohol-dependent women with supportive husbands, spouses or partners.

30 Natural Highs

30 Natural Highs

Self Esteem Video

Self Esteem Video

Is It Love or Is It Addiction?

Is It Love or Is It Addiction?

Real love is not addiction, nor is addiction love. But for many, these two experiences come together, resulting in tremendous pain and suffering.

Codependent No More

Codependent No More


Is someone else’s problem your problem? If, like so many others, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s,

Search for Serenity

Search for Serenity

All of a sudden the craving to find serenity utterly evaporated-and there it was. Serenity. The trouble was the search . . . looking out there for what was right here.

Sex Addicts Anonymous 12 Steps

Sex Addicts Anonymous 12 Steps

“Our fellowship is open to women and men, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic background, marital status, or occupation. We welcome members of any sexual identity or orientation, whether they are gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, or transgender.”

9 Words

9 Words

Nine Words Towards Freedom and Sobriety

The Power of Humility

The Power of Humility

I was often reminded of the slogan; ‘The man I was, was a drinker. The man I was would drink again.’ I had to change. And false humility was my primary character defect.

Sex Addicts and their Partners

Sex Addicts and their Partners


Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Living with Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Living with Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

Millions of people have a substance-related disorder and at least one other mental illness. Those who are dealing with a combination of these disorders are met with a powerful recipe for destruction, especially self-destruction.

The good news is that there is help.

’Roid Rage’, depression and suicide

The risks of steroid use can include serious and irreversible physical effects, as well as mental perils such as severe depression, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and violent aggression, known as “’roid rage.”

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Sex and Love Addiction Recovery links

Sex and Love Addiction Recovery links

AA Online Chat Groups

AA Online Chat Groups

Online AA Offers Digital Assistance for Recovery

Many things can prevent people in early recovery from attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in person, from disability to lack of transportation to a sheer case of the nerves.

Addictive Thinking, Stinking Thinking

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Addictive Thinking, 2nd Edition

Addictive thought is inherently self-deceptive, yet offers a superficial logic that can be misleading to the addict as well as to the addict’s family members.

Abnormal thinking in addiction was originally recognized by members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who coined the term “stinking thinking.” Addictive thinking often appears rational, but only on a superficial level. Addicts, as well as their family members, are easily seduced by the attendant–and erroneous–reasoning process it can foster.

In Addictive Thinking, author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual.

This timely revision of the original classic includes updated information and research on depression and mood disorders, the relationship between addictive thinking and relapse, and the origins of addictive thought. Ultimately, Addictive Thinking offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding life in recovery.

Dr. Twerski is founder and medical director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A rabbi, psychiatrist, and chemical dependency counselor, he is the author of numerous journal articles and books including Self Discovery in Recovery, I Didn’t Ask to be in This Family: Sibling Relationships and How They Shame Adult Behavior and Dependencies, and with “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz, When Do the Good Things Start?

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20 Questions for Gamblers

20 Questions for Gamblers

Gamblers Anonymous asks its new members to answer the following “20 Questions” in order to determine the severity of their gambling addiction:

Spiritual Aims of Recovery

Spiritual Aims of Recovery

“No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p60)

Family Female Alcoholism

Women’s Alcoholism Has Big Impact on Families

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Inspiration for Today

Inspiration for Today

Today I will not strike back: If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind…. I will not respond in a like manner.

Addictive Relationships

Addictive Relationships
If we have lost ourselves along the way, we have probably given ourselves away.

Secrets of Dysfunctional Families

Secrets of Dysfunctional Families

What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bill W on Humility

Bill W on Humility

  • ‘There is but one God, and today you are not him.’

That’s pretty much close to Bill’s view of humility.

How to Build a Relationship

How to Build a Relationship

Forming a happy, joy-filled partnership is one of the greater challenges. Through Coupleship, many can find greater understanding and tools to:
  • Enhance a current marriage
  • Make a decision about commitment
  • Explore ways to find a partner

Signs of Inhalant Abuse

Signs of Inhalant Abuse

Inhalants are common products found right in the home and are among the most popular and deadly substances kids abuse. Inhalant abuse can result in death from the very first use.

Help an Alcoholic 5

Help an Alcoholic 5

One wife says, "If my husband had sought help, he would have been admitting how serious my problem was. It was a big family secret."

But other people emphasize the importance of not going it alone when someone you care about has a drinking problem.