Alcoholics Anonymous primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character After completing the Fifth Step with our sponsors, recognizing and disclosing the exact nature of our wrongs, a realization sets in: without changing our destructive behaviors we cannot experience the full benefits of the recovery program. In Step Six, a sense of..
There are differences between the men and women who enter drug rehab and alcohol rehab for substance abuse. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts a census of all yearly admissions to addiction treatment facilities that are reported to SAMHSA. A report issued in April 2014 shows the results from 2011 as..
From all the research that has been done in the field of addiction over the past 30-40 years, we know several factors are involved in the development and continuance of addictive behavior. Within the disease model of addiction, we understand the development of an addiction stems from the genes we have inherited. Once these particular..
Some holidays are more difficult than others for recovering alcoholics; St.Patricks day is often one of those holidays. It was once celebrated as a day to honor the Patron Saint of Ireland, it has evolved into an all you can drink party that has little to do with Ireland or St.Patrick at all. In most..
Women are the fastest growing segment of the population who abuse substances, according to several research studies that have been done recently. Although more women than ever are suffering from substance abuse disorders, there still is a small number of women who actually are receiving treatment for their addiction. Substance abuse in women is often..
Admitted to ourselves, another person and our higher power the exact nature of our wrongs The fifth step in addiction recovery is one of the steps that has a large impact on members. After completing the fourth step by doing a moral inventory, you now share it. This is considered to be somewhat of a..
Do you worry that you or a loved one is an alcoholic or is abusing alcohol? What factors distinguish the difference between a social drinker and someone that has a problem? A huge factor in what people consider to be normal drinking is how they grew up and the habits of those around them. Just..
Addiction Recovery: Step 4 Moral Inventory For many with drug, alcohol, sex or other additions, working through the 12 steps have been not only a life saver, but a life-enhancer. They find their lives are much better than they would have been without working the steps. The fourth step of addiction recovery seems to..
For many in addiction recovery, the third step can cause a tornado of thoughts and emotions. Not only is it the first step that mentions the word god, but it is also asking you to turn over control, something alcoholics and addicts are not accustomed to. The important aspect of this step is that god..
Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity After someone in addiction recovery completes the first step, they immediately move on to the second. They know what the problem is, now is the time to do some work on it. The second step helps cement the idea that sobriety..