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Do You Only Need to Get Sober?

One of the main questions that often presses the community of recovery from an addiction is this: "Do you only need to get sober?" The answer is no. Yes, sobriety is a huge part of your recovery. If you don't get and stay sober, you won't be able to keep up your recovering lifestyle and press forward. However, with that being said, your recovery must be much more than just your sobriety. You must live a full recovering lifestyle. There…...
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We Must Not Shrink at Anything

According to Chapter 6 of the Big Book, "We must not shrink at anything." What does this mean? Well, if you are a recovering alcoholic or addict, you must know that the amends process is a big part of recovering from your addiction. When you are making amends, you can choose to avoid some people because you are concerned about making that amend. That fear of doing so might lead you to relapsing. There are many examples that could help…...
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What Could Happen When You Make Amends?

When you read Chapter 6 of the Big Book, you will see that many things can happen when you make amends. "Sometimes the man we are calling upon admits his own fault, so feuds of years' standing melt away in an hour. Rarely do we fail to make satisfactory progress. Our former enemies sometimes praise what we are doing and wish us well. Occasionally, they will offer assistance. It should not matter, however, if someone does throw us out of…...
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Process of Making an Amend

Everyone has done harm to someone in their life, whether intentionally or not. This goes the same for alcoholics and addicts. In fact, most alcoholics and addicts have done a lot of harm to others. The good news is that after going to an alcohol or drug rehab program, you can set things straight. You can learn how to many amends to those whom you have hurt in the past. There is a process to making an amend that may…...
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What Does Step 6 Mean in Addiction Recovery?

Step 6 of Alcoholics Anonymous is, "We became willing to ask God to help us remove our defects of character." Think about this for a minute before trying to decode it. There is so much behind this one step. It means a lot when it comes to recovery from an addiction. Before getting more to the meaning of this step, it is essential to understand the basics of it. You are going to ask your "God" to help get rid…...
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