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Alcoholics Anonymous

Things I wish I knew about Alcoholics Anonymous

The misunderstood organization of Alcoholics Anonymous? Providing general information to people about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a very complicated task for me.  That’s because it can be a polarizing (and sometimes delicate) subject. It shouldn’t be. In short — AA is a non-profit group that helps people with alcohol problems. There’s no leader, there are no religious … Read more

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Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol Abuse is Difficult to Understand It’s a progressive disease. That’s why we discuss problems with alcohol as stages of alcoholism. People like me who suffer from alcoholism have a hard time understanding the “social drinker”. Having just one drink makes absolutely no sense. What’s the point?  Have one drink, isn’t going to change the … Read more

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Five quick ways to embrace sobriety

Here are five quick ways to embrace sobriety. Actually, it’s been 22 years since I have had a mind-altering substance, so I have a lot of tips. But, let’s just keep this as an easy read. Tip #1: Prescription pills can easily be a sobriety “trap” Just because pills are prescribed by a doctor and administered … Read more

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Helping the Alcoholic

Help for the Alcoholic – What your doctor won’t tell you The doctor can’t admit their confusion. How can someone who is reasonable in all areas of their life, act completely insane when it comes to a certain type of beverage. It’s hard to watch. How can someone with two Driving Under the Influence arrests … Read more

Addiction Support and Recovery

Drug Rehab Has Ended .. What is Lifetime Recovery?

One thing that is very confusing for people is “after-care” for addiction treatment. It just does’t make sense. If a person goes to a 90-day treatment program and leaves clean and sober, shouldn’t that be the end of it?  Wrong. If  you really want long term recovery then you need to work on it continuously. A lifetime … Read more

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Thrilling Group Activities for Recovering Addicts Visiting Southern California

California Recovery Those who are fortunate to get their quality addiction treatment in Southern California might as well take advantage of the amazing surroundings.  Not only is SoCal rich in natural beauty, offering beaches, mountains, desert regions and a bustling urban life, but there are unlimited recreational activities available as well. Why not explore all … 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