Sobriety

Alcoholics Anonymous Demystified

Alcoholics Anonymous Demystified

I've heard some people say AA is group therapy. Or it's a self-help program. Or it's a religion. Or maybe it's a cult. Actually, Alcoholics Anonymous is none of these things. AA is not group therapy, but it is therapeutic. The obvious difference between AA and group therapy is that in AA there is no trained therapist leading the group. There is no trained anything or anyone. Also, ... »

Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

It's often said that alcoholism is the disease of denial. Alcoholics are in fact very sick people, both physically and mentally, but they usually fail to acknowledge it. They have a condition which tells them they do not have a problem. This is permanent years of mental and emotional hangovers, upset tummies, dirrhea, and not forgetting the hurt and pandemonium which follows them everywhere th... »

Addiction Recovery Through Pain

Addiction Recovery Through Pain

Feelings of shame and guilt arise for most people when they first get sober. As the person begins to become clear minded again, they begin to realize the wreckage that they left behind them. Their new found sobriety leaves them with the clarity to recognize that relationships with loved ones were damaged or lost, careers destroyed, opportunities missed, academic failure, and the list could go on f... »

The Best Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Guide

The Best Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Guide

Congratulations! You just decided to quit drinking and taking drugs. But what is the next step? Enter a treatment center. You have other concerns like your pain and grueling withdrawal experience, cravings and negative feelings due to substance dependence. Although you have decided to stop taking addictive substances, your body and emotions are not ready to take the challenges of the steps to full... »

Alcoholism and Adultery Go Together Like Bread and Butter

Alcoholism and Adultery Go Together Like Bread and Butter

Has your spouse cheated on you? Is your spouse a heavy drinker or alcoholic? I firmly believe that in most cases of a cheating spouse, adultery would not have happened were alcohol not involved. Alcoholism and adultery go together like bread and butter. When an alcoholic drinks their mind becomes different in how it thinks and feels. The alcoholic mind blurs out personal ethics and values ​​and on... »

Do You Love an Alcoholic-Stop Rescuing and Enabling (Part 1)

Do You Love an Alcoholic-Stop Rescuing and Enabling (Part 1)

Do you love an alcoholic? How can you live with an alcoholic and love them at the same time? Very carefully. It’s true, it is very difficult to live with an alcoholic, but people do it all the time. Alcohol controls the mind and spirit of a person, so in affect as long as the alcoholic is drinking you will not get much love in return. Being married to an alcoholic is not a reason for divorce... »

How to Live a Sober Life

How to Live a Sober Life

How can we live a sober life? For the true alcoholic, this is a mind bending question; an almost unreachable proposition. People who are trapped in a cycle of addiction find it extremely difficult to visualize the sober life. They might start to envision such a life, but the illusion immediately breaks down for them, because they know that they would not be happy living that way. So they try to re... »

How Do I Stay Sober?

How Do I Stay Sober?

I'm a reclaimed alcoholic with almost 18 years clean & sober and due to these topics complexities and distinctly different personalities and varieties of alcoholics – this is a difficult question to answer. More so to do it within the allocated word count! Whilst there are certain common denominators amongstst alcoholics who attain long-term, contented sobriety this article focus not... »

Drug Rehab – No Insurance? Learn Your Free Rehab Options

Drug Rehab – No Insurance? Learn Your Free Rehab Options

Few of us ever plan on needing drug or alcohol rehab, and unfortunately, some of end up needing it without the insurance coverage to pay for it. With a month’s stay at a private rehab running as much as $20 000 or more, few of us have the savings to self finance a stay at rehab; and unfortunately a lot of us have jobs and homes and families, and although we are in need of assistance, we also... »

Staying Sober Can Drive You to Drink – Anxiety of Staying Sober is a Killer

Staying Sober Can Drive You to Drink – Anxiety of Staying Sober is a Killer

Google the word Alcoholism and you will get 25,400,000 search results. Addiction of Alcohol and Symptoms of Anxiety Depression can reduce the toughest person to a babbling wreck. Anxiety of Alcoholic relapse is a real factor in your quest to remain sober. Stop anyone in the street and ask them what they associate with the word Alcoholism and the answers will more than likely include the replies, h... »

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