…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.
Topics: 12Step, maintaining sobriety, stigma
What My Treatment Center Did Right
Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.
Topics: 12Step, disease, tools for recovery
Working the Steps
I’m constantly focused on acknowledging things I can’t control. I turn it over to my HP just like I used to do with the desire to drink.
Topics: 12Step, maintaining sobriety
Faith of a Different Sort
True religious fanaticism is, in my experience, quite different from the sort of spiritual practice we find in most 12 Step groups.
Topics: 12Step, spirituality
You understand, on an emotional level, that you’re not really alone, and that everyone isn’t looking down on you for being who you are.
Topics: 12Step, recognizing addiction, self diagnosis, tools for recovery
Working the Program
Maybe for some individuals, whose goal is simply to get off drugs and meet like-minded people, a 12 Step fellowship fits the bill better than, say, the local church or civic group.
Topics: 12Step, maintaining sobriety, recovery support groups, relapse
A Brief Rant About the Internet
The idea is to collect hits, and that happened the moment you clicked the link. Ad revenue is what it’s all about. The more clicks, the more they can charge.
Topics: 12Step, bad information
12 Step is Holistic
Topics: 12Step, Family 12-Step, recovery support groups, tools for recovery
Good Practice Over Bad Habit
If you’re not fighting your own conscience, you feel better about yourself, and conflicts with others diminish, too.
Topics: 12Step, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Without God
Another Debate, Same Subject
The coffee is just not that tasty. Yet they were getting something out of it that was important to them.
Topics: 12Step, maintaining sobriety, tools for recovery