Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

The Twelve Steps of Recovery

In addition to the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps have continued to be a tool for guidance for millions of people who have the desire to stop drinking. Over the years, the Twelve Steps have been adapted for groups such as Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Al-Alnon/Alateen, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Cocaine Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous, and many more.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Tips for After Treatment

There is so much more to addiction recovery than finding the right alcohol and drug treatment center for you or a loved one. Of course knowing you truly want to make a change, is what addiction recovery is about. You have to want it because no one else can do this for you. You make the choice because you are in charge. Picking up the phone and making a call for help is a true sign of wanting help.

Finding your Fresh Start in the New Year with Al-Anon

One of the women I sponsor in Al-Anon celebrated her birthday last night. I’m not referring to the day she was born (what we call her belly button birthday), but the day she found her way to Al-Anon. My first meeting was a birthday meeting, and it struck me as a strange custom. That fact that I needed a program like Al-Anon seemed no cause for celebration. I had no intention of marking the date. But within a month, I was backtracking the weeks to mark my calendar. I couldn’t articulate it at the time.

The Cost of Sending Your Child to Drug Rehab Repeatedly

I recently read on one of the addiction websites I frequent about the ridicule a father faced because he cashed out his retirement fund to continue to pay for his 17 year old son’s rehab stay. He was shamed and chastised for giving up his future security for a hope in a sober life for his precious son. The responses were meant to be helpful and supportive, but came across as being bitter and angry.

Recovery Rob at Nineteen Years

Normally I can sit at the computer and write. The words mostly flow. Tonight I am apprehensive. Why? Well, God willing I will be 19 years clean and sober tomorrow. It feels good and I think I have a good shot at it happening, but it’s mostly just being comfortable in my own skin. Not cocky-comfortable, just assured of my center, my sobriety feels intact. I think that’s what’s making me apprehensive. It’s ingrained in me to wonder when the proverbial ‘other shoe’ will drop.

THREE UPCOMING AUGUST AA CONVENTIONS

COMMON SOLUTION ROUNDUP

Shaver Lake (Fresno County), California

August 19, 20 & 21, 2011 AA workshops featuring Dan S from Santa Monica CA and Tyla C from San Diego CA as workshop speakers. Also speaking Jr Harmon from Pollick Pines CA and David M from Tehachapi CA also AA meetings meditation meetings hanging out, workshops are 3 days 5 sessions .

CHINA PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT For registration information, pleasE call Rick B. (888) 292-4049 or e-mail [email protected]

 

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