What to Do If Your Spouse Wants Help with Their Alcoholism?

According to Chapter 8 of the Big Book, there are many things you can do if your spouse wants to get help with their alcoholism. While every person is different, it is essential that you know what steps to take, so you can help without overstepping your boundaries. Remember, you can be there to help your spouse, without trying to take over the situation. Find a List of Alcohol or Drug Rehab Programs If your spouse is ready to accept…...
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Common Personal Stressors and What to Do About Them

Recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction can be rough. However, the life changes that happen when in recovery are amazing. Those far outweigh the work that recovery takes. Today you are going to learn about some of the common personal stressors recovering alcoholics and addicts have. These stressors could take place right after getting home from alcohol or drug rehab or years down the road. Making sure you know what to do when you experience these personal stressors can…...
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Step 12: Carrying the Message to Other Alcoholics

When you attend and alcohol rehab or after you go home from rehab, you may read and learn about the 12 Steps. While you work through these steps, there are many things you can learn. There are many tools you can bring into your life as well. When you reach Step 12, you will learn that carrying the message to other alcoholics is one of the best things you can do. You are helping them, helping yourself, and staying committed…...
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Step 11: Using Prayer and Meditation

When you are in recovery from an addiction, there are many ways that you can benefit from Step 11 of AA. First, it might be helpful to have a reminder of what this step is. Step 11 of AA is, “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” As you can see, from this step alone, prayer…...
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Righting Your Wrongs

In Chapter 6 of the Big Book, it says that "We should be sensible, tactful, considerate and humble without being servile or scraping." What does this mean? During your recovery from an addiction, you must right your wrongs. This is part of the amends process. If you don't take part in this process, you will likely have issues with your relapse prevention. You may have more cravings if you don't right your wrongs. So, with that being said, after your…...
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Determining Whether You Have an Addiction

Millions of people suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction. Some of these people do get the treatment they need from drug or alcohol rehab centers. The problem is there are many people who don't even know they have an addiction. Some don't think they drink or do drugs too much. Others make excuses for their drug or alcohol use. Some people are in denial. Others don't really know how to define an addiction. The good news is that there…...
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Ways to Reach Out in Recovery

When you enter into recovery from an addiction, after your stay in an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program, there are many things you can do to get the support you need. Before diving into these things, there are few things you should know. The first thing you should know is that everyone needs help in their recovery. This is nothing to feel ashamed of. Asking for help is going to assist you in the recovery process. The second thing you…...
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The Alcoholic is Like a Tornado

According to Chapter 6 of the Big Book, it states, "The alcoholic is like a tornado..." If you have ever been around an alcoholic or if you are a recovering alcoholic or addict, you know this statement is true. While many people who are actively living an addictive lifestyle don't want to believe this is true, it is. There is more to an addiction than just the alcoholic or addict drinking or doing drugs. Lives are often destroyed because 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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