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Passing Knowledge Onto Others in Recovery

In Chapter 7 of the Big Book, it reads "It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to him plays a vital part in your own recovery. Actually, he may be helping you more than you are helping him. Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties." When you finish your alcohol or drug…...
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Tips on Holding a Proper Intervention

Do you know of someone who is struggling with an addiction? Do they abuse illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or alcohol? An addiction is not just hard on the alcoholic or addict. It is difficult for the people around the alcoholic or addict as well. If you are wanting to help the alcoholic or addict in your life, you can hold an intervention. However, before doing so, there are some tips for holding a proper intervention that you should know about.…...
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The Ways of an Alcohol Addiction

According to Chapter 7 of the Big Book, it talks about being baffled by learning that you have an addiction, the mental twists associated with drinking again, and more. Does all of this sound familiar to you? If so, you probably have an alcohol addiction or you know someone who does. There is a lot to an alcohol addiction and the ways may change from one person to the next. However, with that being said, there are some consistencies from…...
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Life Takes On a New Meaning in Recovery

According to Chapter 7 of the Big Book, "Life will take on a new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss..." Read this again. Aren't these all amazing things you can bring into your life? Doesn't this sound so much better than what you had during your addictive lifestyle? If…...
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Preventing Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers

Unfortunately, there are many teenagers who are abusing alcohol. Some are starting to drink as young as 10 years old and become an alcoholic by the time they are a teenager. This is very scary, yet, very true. If you know of any teenager who is consuming alcohol, do your best to get the to stop. Sometimes, if they are already addicted, they may need to get help from an alcohol or drug treatment center. The good news is that…...
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Benefits of Medical Detox Programs

At Magnolia Ranch Recovery, you can find medical detox services. Detox can be rough. When it comes down to it, there are far too many people relapsing after they get out of an alcohol or drug rehab program. This doesn't have to be the case for you. There are many people who attend medical detox programs who have more success in recovery. If you want the chance to be more successful in your recovery journey, the medical detox program may…...
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Step 11 and Reviewing Your Day

According to Chapter 6 of the Big Book, it states "When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others,…...
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Hanging Onto Sobriety When You are Feeling Weak

There are some people who have cravings so strong, they don't know how they are going to stay sober. There are others who don't experience cravings, yet all of a sudden something triggers them to drink. Many people feel weak to alcohol and this causes them to drink again. If you are feeling weak for any reason, after your alcohol or drug rehab stay, it is important to hang onto your sobriety. There are some tips that can help you…...
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Handling Pain in Recovery from an Addiction

When you are in recovery from an addiction, especially from a drug addiction, there are some things you must keep in mind. One of the things you will learn about is relapse prevention. There are so many recovering addicts who relapse because they don't learn, or take seriously, the relapse prevention tips they need. The main relapse prevention tip you will learn about today is how to handle pain in recovery from an addiction. Many people who are in pain…...
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Step 10 and Lifelong Recovery

When you are working a 12 step program after an alcohol or drug rehab, you must work through each step with care and grace. Step 10 is one that helps you continue your recovery - “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Have you gotten to this step? If so, then you know that your personal inventory must continue. You can't just do it once and say that you are done. Recovery is a lifelong…...
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