Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery I was told early, in my alcoholism recovery, that recovery was a gift from my higher power, an unwarranted unconditional gift of love and that all I had to do to keep it was embrace it and give it away. I soon learned that the more I gave it away …∞
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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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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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What is denial? Being unwilling to face problems on either a conscious or subconscious level. Acting as if there are no problems to face. A defensive response; protection from pain, hurt, or suffering A mask to hide feelings or emotions behind. A way to avoid conflict, disagreements, or disapproval from others. A way to avoid …∞
New research shows that attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings may increase spirituality and help decrease frequency and intensity of alcohol use Alcoholics Anonymous is a widely known 12-step program that can help individuals control their dependence on alcohol, and spirituality is a large part A new study shows that spirituality does increase over time, which can …∞
Twelve Signs of a Spiritual Awakening The 12-Step program focuses on more than just stopping using drugs, acting out or drinking. The program also builds basic human spiritual values and practices. These in turn give a natural emotional high to any life situation. In recovery after a spiritual awakening you may experience; 1. An increased …∞
Looking out for over-elation in Sobriety A great many drinkers (whether alcoholics or not) change an internal state of discomfort [restlessness, irritability and discontentment] to one of enjoyment by the single act of taking a drink. This method of fleeing from pain to pleasure has been described as “escape drinking.” But thousands and thousands of …∞
A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
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Rabbi Shais Taub: Judaism and Addiction Recovery. The entirety of the 12-Steps is a spiritual system for living. It’s not just that “Higher Power” thing most people have seen in movies where someone goes to AA. The whole program is a guide for how to live a life of God-consciousness. Why is the program of …∞
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Spirituality and purpose in life in alcoholism recovery. We examined the relationship between spirituality and recovery from alcoholism. Spirituality was defined as the extent of practice of Alcoholics Anonymous Steps 11 and 12 and was measured by a Step Questionnaire developed for this study. AA Step 11 suggests prayer and meditation, and Step 12 suggests …∞