Everything You Need to Know About Alcoholics Anonymous Principles

After living a life of addiction, making any steps toward recovery can be tough. However, that doesn't make it impossible. There is hope that recovering from an alcohol addiction can happen for you. One of the things that may be able to help you through to recovery and onward is Alcoholics Anonymous. Many alcohol treatment centers use the same methods as Alcoholics Anonymous. They teach you about recovery, craving management, and abstinence. By learning about the Alcoholics Anonymous principles, you…...
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Tips for Approaching an Alcoholic

Do you have an alcoholic in your life? Maybe you have tried to talk to them in the past about going to one of the many detox programs available in your town and things just haven't worked out for the better, yet. Maybe you haven't talked to the alcoholic about their disease at all. Either way, there are some tips for approaching an alcoholic that might work. Present the AA Big Book When you are first starting to talk to…...
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Principles in Handling an Alcoholic Spouse

Do you have an alcoholic spouse? Maybe they go to far when they are drinking. They might seem to have their drinking under control...for now. Either way, there are some principles that can help you to stay happy during their continued abuse of alcohol. These principles can also save a lot of heartbreak and help you to continue your life whether or not your spouse gets help for their addiction. Don't Be Angry According to Chapter 8 of the Big…...
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The Strangers of Alcoholism

In Chapter 8 of the Big Book, it states, "When drinking, they were strangers." Spouses of alcoholics often see their significant other as a stranger when they are under the influence of alcohol. They see them in a different light than the man or woman they married. If you are married to an alcoholic, you often see a stranger in your loved one. Alcoholism has taken over their life and made them into what seems to be a different person.…...
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Distractions Alcoholics Deal With

According to Chapter 8 of the Big Book, "the alarming physical and mental symptoms, the deepening pall of remorse, depression and inferiority that settled down on our loved ones -- these things terrified and distracted us." While this is often taken in different perspectives, from the alcoholics viewpoint and all that is going on, how is a person supposed to reach solid ground. They often reach out for help, but in other cases don't reach out in time. They may…...
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What Do Wives of Alcoholics Often Do?

Unfortunately, an addiction doesn't just affect the alcoholic. While it should be noted that women can be alcoholics, as well, today we talk about the wives of alcoholics. The wives of alcoholics are often found doing things that support the alcoholic instead of giving them an ultimatum. According to Chapter 8 of the Big Book, there are many things that wives of alcoholics may do. They may think they are helping their husband. However, there is a difference between helping…...
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Going or Staying Away from Alcohol: Which is Best?

According to Chapter 7 of the Big Book, it is not necessarily best for all alcoholics to stay away from alcohol at all times. If they do this, they are setting themselves up for the impossible. Whenever they do encounter alcohol, they may be that much more tempted to drink again. With this being said, there are some things to consider as an alcoholic, before putting yourself into a situation where you might drink. Is there a need for it?…...
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Lay Your Recovery In God’s Hands

When you are starting your recovery from an addiction, one thing is true - YOU MUST LAY YOUR RECOVERY IN GOD'S HANDS. This is stated in Chapter 7 of the Big Book and couldn't be any closer to the truth. If you don't lay your recovery in God's hands, you will likely fail in your efforts to stay clean and sober. Whether you are a recovering addict or recovering alcoholic, whether you have gone to drug rehab or alcohol rehab,…...
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What Do You Get from Telling Someone Else Your Story?

When you are working through an alcohol rehab or addiction recovery program, there are some things you will be working on. One of the things you will be doing is telling someone else your story. This is especially true when you are working on a 12 Step addiction recovery program. Many recovering alcoholics have avoided telling other their story. They have kept their inventory to themselves and ended up relapsing. If you want a better chance at avoiding a relapse,…...
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What Happens After Taking Your Personal Inventory?

Chapter 6 of the Big Books says it perfectly, "Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path." This is just the beginning. Taking your personal inventory is a fantastic step. However, there is more to it than that. You must keep moving forward if you are going to succeed in your recovering lifestyle. Just…...
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