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What is a Spiritual Axiom?

When we get on the path of the recovery, we must start looking at what is really going on inside us. Many of us can make our outsides look great when all along we are really feeling emotionally bankrupt on the inside. Most of the time we can hide fear, disappointment, and rejection rather nicelyRead More

Does A 12-Step Sponsor Know Everything?

When you get involved in a 12-Step program, one of the main suggestions is to find that person that can be your sponsor. Someone that you can see yourself connecting and building a healthy, trustworthy relationship with.  The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, p18, has an excerpt in the book that describes the qualities thatRead More

What You Show Know about Navigating Through Recovery

Getting sober and staying sober is a tall order to achieve for many people with addictions. That may sound discouraging, however, the good news is that it is doable with the right direction. Many people have a hard time staying sober because they honestly just do not know how to navigate through recovery. They willRead More

Abstinence vs. Recovery

Cessation of drugs and alcohol can happen differently for everyone. Some may quit on their own while others may quit for a multitude of other reasons that are not self-imposed. Regardless of why you stopped, the how to you stopping, can be the difference between abstinence and recovery. Abstinence means to “stop something by restrainingRead More

What are Some Myths of 12-Step Programs?

Misunderstandings happen all the time within 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, or Debtors Anonymous. People seem to think that they know what the programs entail. Do not knock them until you try them because there a few myths that may keep people from coming.Read More

Why You Need to Work the Twelve Steps

12-Step programs, such as AA or NA, use the 12 Steps as the crux of their program. Initiating the change of behaviors that are brought out during addiction is a good reason to use the Steps. Drug and alcohol use may end, but addicts and alcoholics may not understand the depths of their behavior untilRead More

What Do Some of the Recovery Slogans Mean?

When attending 12-Step meetings there are catch phrases that can be heard in pretty much every meeting that convenes. You may roll your eyes and gag a little when they are spoken, because they seem so cliché. Knowing what they really mean can not only help you to learn something new, but also put aRead More

Why Being Terminally Unique Isn’t a Compliment

There is only one of you and you are one of a kind. You are unlike anything else. These are all definitions of what it means to be unique. Unique is considered a compliment of having individual traits and characteristics, but if you put unique and terminally together, it changes its meaning. Terminally unique isRead More

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