Articles in the Recovery Category

Social Media Plagiarism in Recovery
Monday, 29 Jun, 2015 – 15:22 | No Comment
Social Media Plagiarism in Recovery

Plagiarism has become quite common on Facebook and in the Recovery Community no less. Some Facebook Page Admins are removing attributions and re-purposing without credit. Why does it matter and how can we help not contribute?

Jane’s Husband Drinks Too Much – A Comic
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2015 – 8:45 | No Comment
Jane’s Husband Drinks Too Much – A Comic

This vintage Al-Anon comic entitled “Jane’s Husband Drinks Too Much” is an easy to understand story of what many people or families go through when loved ones drink too much.

Codependent Insanity – “Am I Living in Codependency?”
Thursday, 16 May, 2013 – 14:34 | 2 Comments
Codependent Insanity – “Am I Living in Codependency?”

Being under the influence of conflicting information [culturally supported codependent messages vs a freedom-seeking Spirit], I was a suffering human being. When I stopped the numbing of drinking alcohol, and my Mind had its original messages and beliefs still in there, it screamed out in the suffering of itself.

Never Explain Anything
Tuesday, 5 Mar, 2013 – 10:17 | No Comment
Never Explain Anything

Never explain anything? Never explain ourselves? Words are not Truth but can point to truth or aspects of truth. Does this mean we should never explain ourselves?

Addicted to Sugar – How Sugar Addiction Affected Me and How I Stopped
Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2012 – 16:24 | 3 Comments
Addicted to Sugar – How Sugar Addiction Affected Me and How I Stopped

Being a newly recovering alcoholic, I had no idea my brain was treating my sugar addiction as its new alcoholism. Lethargy, sadness, anger, naps after lunch, with nothing to ‘seemingly’ provoke my depressed mental state; It still took many months to discover that my eating was more disordered than I originally thought.

Help an Alcoholic Stop Drinking
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 9:00 | 16 Comments
Help an Alcoholic Stop Drinking

I will not offer suggestions or advice or any other thing that I did not do or that did not work for me to first, get sober and then next, get sane. Everything I share played a part in turning this former self-loathing, helpless, daily drinking and suicide-attempting alcoholic life into a joyous, happy, whole, serene, and sober existence.

Codependents Guide to the Twelve Steps
Tuesday, 26 Jun, 2012 – 12:35 | No Comment
Codependents Guide to the Twelve Steps

About the book, Codependents Guide to the 12 Steps, and how friends and I used the book as our primary recovery from codependency.

Top 7 Drunk and Alcoholic Related Episodes as a Kid
Tuesday, 8 Jul, 2008 – 1:47 | 16 Comments
Top 7 Drunk and Alcoholic Related Episodes as a Kid

These episodes reflect only a small glimpse into my alcoholic past as a kid; Episodes of drunken debauchery or alcoholic misconduct that jumped into my head as soon as I began writing. These are by no means my worst drunkenly imbibed feats of idiocy, just the ones I feel I can safely share without too much of a backlash on my self-esteem.

What People Think of Me is None of my Business
Friday, 4 Jul, 2008 – 1:11 | 17 Comments
What People Think of Me is None of my Business

Three businesses: Mine, yours, and God’s. The HSP or Extra-Intuitive may inadvertently dabble in realms other than ours or the Codependent may *know* due to enmeshment or boundary issues or the Alcoholic may “know” due to habitual guilt and self-loathing – but if I can help myself and you keep the eye on the prize which is knowing what OUR business is, we’ll be happy people irrespective of who thinks what about us. Read this article!

Stop Drinking Without Alcoholics Anonymous
Tuesday, 3 Jun, 2008 – 1:57 | 22 Comments
Stop Drinking Without Alcoholics Anonymous

I hear a few myths floating around the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous like how an alcoholic will die an alcoholic death if they do not go to meetings. This is absurd and often completely different than what the Big Book of A.A. would even tell you.

Reconstructing Rick – A Drug Addict’s Story
Monday, 26 May, 2008 – 15:17 | 2 Comments
Reconstructing Rick – A Drug Addict’s Story

Drug addiction or alcoholism – as well as any other dis-ease, “ism,” or addiction that has a stronghold over our spirits, minds, emotions, or bodies – is often a one-way ticket to hell for many people. Yet, there is a way out that has worked for hundreds and thousands of others in the form of 12 Step Recovery. Rick shares his story.

A Relative’s Alcoholic Drinking Problem – A Memoir
Tuesday, 20 May, 2008 – 14:09 | 11 Comments
A Relative’s Alcoholic Drinking Problem – A Memoir

The next night, I’d checked her liquor supply. She had none left, I reasoned, so if she does not go to the liquor store tonight, I’ll be okay. She didn’t go to the liquor store or drink that night. Or the next night. Or the next night. or even the next night. I remember, still, as happy as I was, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Alcoholics and Drug Addicts in Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, 15 May, 2008 – 12:02 | 11 Comments
Alcoholics and Drug Addicts in Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics as well as drug addicts are in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. But what does A.A. say? Can a non-alcoholic drug addict be an A.A. member?

Release from the Opinions of other People
Thursday, 8 May, 2008 – 8:47 | 13 Comments
Release from the Opinions of other People

Release from the opinions of other people is a step in the right direction. I will explore the How and Why to not take words or actions from other people personally. In order to be free from the opinions of other people, start here and read me.