Sobriety

The Biggest Risk to Sobriety After Drug Rehab

The Biggest Risk to Sobriety After Drug Rehab

The professionals working in rehabs have seen a lot; a lot of pain, a lot of inspiration, and also a lot of temporary relapse, even for those with such an initially great chance at sobriety. They'll tell you that one of the biggest threats to sobriety after rehab is overconfidence. The day you decide you no longer need aftercare therapies, no longer need to go to meetings, no longer need to se... »

The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

It was a long journey from 1934 when Bill W. was diagnosed as a hopeless alcoholic by Dr. Silkworth to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935 almost a year later. In that time, Bill W. met Dr. Bob, his lifelong friend and companion, on the journey to sobriety. They discovered early on through the lessons of others that one of the most important keys to sobriety was sharing their experiences ... »

Five Steps to Service Recovery – Complaint Recovery Process For Credit Unions

Five Steps to Service Recovery – Complaint Recovery Process For Credit Unions

When member service goes wrong, think “damage control”. A good recovery process can turn angry, frustrated members into loyal ones. It can create more goodwill than if things had gone smoothly in the first place. On the other hand, the failure to resolve the problem results in the member spreading their dissatisfaction to many other people. Think about the last time you had a complaint... »

Percocet Dependence

Percocet Dependence

2018-01-31 01:34:49 Dependence on Percocet is a physical need to use the drug so the body can function normally. Are you Percocet dependent? We review the signs of dependence and ways address it here. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Original Source »

How Do Field Sobriety Tests Work?

How Do Field Sobriety Tests Work?

Before the development of portable blood alcohol content (BAC) testing devices such as the Breathalyzer, law enforcement officials were forced to rely on field sobriety tests to estimate a driver's BAC. However, even though Breathalyzers and other machines are widely available, police officials still administer these field sobriety tests. There are both standard and nonstandard tests that law ... »

Alcoholics Anonymous and Bipolar Disorder

Alcoholics Anonymous and Bipolar Disorder

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a very well-known 12-Step program for alcoholics. However, people with mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, do not find as welcome a response as do people whose only problem is alcoholism. AA meetings usually consist of closed discussions, where anonymous members participate by offering their opinions and / or feelings on either the specific topic chosen or any ... »

The Symptom and the Sign of Recovery

The Symptom and the Sign of Recovery

INPUTS are symptoms and outputs are signs. Honesty is the input, against dissociation. Serving others is the output, against selfishness. Honesty is a symptom; only we, ourselves, can truly tell if we’re being honest. Serving others is a sign; others can very well see. What’s my thesis for a heart actively engaged in recovery? The person in genuine recovery sows honestly, and their hea... »

Sobriety and the Struggle with God

Sobriety and the Struggle with God

I can tell you that over the years my relationship with God has grown from the first concept I had of God when I first came into AA and 21 years later of living sober, but the Big Book said it would. I just needed to embrace God for who I needed Him to be and trust Him that He would be there. I did and He did, and I have grown in my understanding, trust and love. When I was growing up I did not go... »

Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention

A drug or alcohol relapse does not mean the end of recovery, it's purely a stage in the journey that needs to be effectively deal with. Although relapse can be emotionally difficult on both the recovering addict and the family, relapse should never mean an acceptance of failure. It should simply mean that the addict needs to work harder than ever to get back to sobriety. There also needs to be... »

Hip Fractures – A Guide For Recovery

Hip Fractures – A Guide For Recovery

Hip Fracture Basics: Types and Causes of Broken Hips Hip fractures are serious injuries that often require surgery to repair. Every year in the United States alone over 300,000 people suffer broken hips and require hospitalization. Of that number, over half of those people suffering a hip fraction are over the age of 80. Bone density, age, and other medical conditions can all contribute to the lik... »

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