Evaluating the Quality of Sponsorship and other Peer Guidance Relationships Twelve Step recovery fellowships have a system through which older members in successful recovery help orient new members to their particular recovery program. AA has formalized this process through the practice of sponsorship. Having a sponsor is an important indicator of intensity of mutual aid …∞
PATHWAYS TO ABSTINENCE: IMPACT OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – a knol by Loran Archer. PATHWAYS TO ABSTINENCE: IMPACT OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Subtitle -The results of the present study support the effficacy of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous to promote abstinence -In 1992 Americans with alcohol use disorders who continued to attend AA were more likely …∞
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Do You Belong To The Group? I have often heard Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step group members say they belonged to this or that group and began to wonder about what is really entailed in belonging to an AA group. Tradition 1 suggests our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends upon AA …∞
Mutual Support Groups / Self-Help Groups Mutual support (also called self-help) groups are an important part of recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Mutual support groups exist both for persons with an SUD and for their families or significant others and are one of the choices an individual has during the recovery process. Mutual Support …∞
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Some methods A.A. members have used for not drinking About that title… Even the words “stay sober” -let alone live sober-offended many of us when we first heard such advice. Although we had done a lot of drinking, many of us never felt drunk, and were sure we almost never appeared or sounded drunk. Many …∞
Hazelden: New ‘Sober24′ Online Community for People in Recovery. See full details at Recovery Is Sexy – Related articles The Role of AA Sponsors (twelvestepfacilitation.com) AA’s Twelve Steps teach people to live without resentment (recoveryissexy.com) Wellbriety Recovery for Native Americans (recoveryissexy.com) A New Day, A New Life (recoveryissexy.com) Related Reading: Subscribe to Alcoholism Coach.com by …∞
How to use the 12 Steps to deal with difficult bosses and stay sober. In sobriety I had a manager who was extremely hostile, and working under her suppressive thumb was very, very difficult. I recently left, and now I’m working in an environment that is exactly the opposite — supportive, encouraging, kind, professional. It’s …∞
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By using the processes in this manual you can start and give ongoing support to a person on the road to recovery from alcoholism.
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A man takes a drink, the drink takes another, and the drink takes the man. – Proverb Newcomer asks; I’ve heard Alcoholics Anonymous members say, “It’s the first drink that gets you drunk,” and Overeaters Anonymous members say, “Don’t take that first compulsive bite.” It seems a little extreme. Don’t Twelve Step programs allow for …∞
More than 3,000 people from churches around the world attended Saddleback Church’s Celebrate Recovery Summit and helped commemorate the 20th year of the Christ-centered program for addictions, which originated at the Southern California church. The program incorporates Biblical principles into the 12 steps of recovery found in Alcoholics Anonymous and specifies the belief that Jesus …∞
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