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guide to going to al-anon

The Beginners Guild to Al-Anon – Your Loved One’s Drug Addiction

The Al-anon program is often misunderstood After being sober for many years, this is my Al-Anon summary. Hang with me because I am embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. There was a guy named Bill Wilson, who started an organization called Alcoholics Anonymous. He was married to a woman named Lois. This poor lady stayed by … Read more

stay sober

Five ways to test your drug knowledge and stay sober

Once a year there is a national “Drug Awareness Week”.  There are all sorts of local events and learning activities that take place across the US. This is a great to learn about the dangers of drugs  …. but how do you stay sober the rest of the year? I’m glad you asked because the government program … Read more

Alcoholism

Alcoholism and Myths about Alcohol

There are plenty of myths about alcohol and alcoholism. Some of these myths might be obvious but some might surprise you. Find out what’s myth and what’s real. Alcoholism Myth: Alcoholics are old men, who wear dirty trench coats, and drink under a bridge. To set the record straight: alcoholics can be any age, any gender, … Read more

Recovery Apps

Recovery Apps for Smartphones

Drug Addiction and Recovery Apps are very popular right now. There are so many to choose from — it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I rounded up a small list – the focus in on the recovery of alcoholism, addiction, eating disorders, mental illness and gambling. The Alcohol Use Predictor This app is designed to be a screening … Read more

Chronic Pain Addiction

Chronic Pain in Recovery

The word chronic means constant, lasting a long time, or coming back again and again. When you have pain that has bothered you for more than 3 months and doesn’t seem to get better with time, you may be experiencing chronic pain. If you have suffered from drug addiction or alcohol abuse, dealing with Chronic … Read more

Books on Alcoholism and Addiction

Books on Alcoholism and Addiction

If you are struggling with addiction or alcoholism, then I have a book list for you. I have also included titles, for family members, who are suffering because of their loved one’s abuse.  Just relying on books alone will not be enough to fix all your problems, but reading the right material can certainly help. There are … Read more