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Common Issues Alcoholics Deal With Daily

There are many common issues alcoholics deal with daily. According to Chapter 4 of the Big Book, “...We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn’t control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn’t make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn’t seem to be of real help to other people-”. These are some of the common issues alcoholics deal with daily. It…...
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Believing In A Power Greater Than Ourselves: How Can It Help?

Believing in a Power greater than yourself can help start your recovery journey. There are many alcoholics who become very skeptical when they begin to think about God. Many alcoholics believe that the Power spoken of in the 12 Steps must relate to the One and Only God so many people in this world believe in. Well, for the atheists and other skeptics, this doesn’t really seem like a good starting point. In fact, it turns many alcoholics away from…...
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Thoughts Alcoholics Might Have Before Relapsing

There are specific thoughts alcoholics might have before relapsing. In Chapter 3 of the Big Book it is stated, “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic.” This is the case for everyone with an alcohol addiction. There is no controlling how much you drink. It may seem as if that can be a solution for a while. You may even go a year without drinking and then be able to go some time only having a few drinks. However, eventually, you…...
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