Tagged: addiction

Sober a Long Time – Now What?

By Jeanine Bassett A few years ago, I perused the literature table at a local AA conference (HOWL in Hood River, Oregon).  Noting the daily meditation books, many of which I’d been reading for...

Alcoholism vs. Addiction

How much do alcoholics and drug addicts really have in common? Our experts explain the similarities as well as the differences. By Kristen McGuiness Originally published on The Fix “When I first got sober,...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God – Practical Step Six

AA Version: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Practical Version: Made a list of our unhealthy character traits. If you’re the kind of person to pick up a...

Finding Your Best Self

This slightly edited review was initially published in April of 2018 in The Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. It applies to both the first and second editions of the book. Review...

A Long Time Love Affair

By Georgina The first time I met you, you had me crawl into the rotting trunk of an old tree at Rattlesnake Point. We had gone there with other teens who long left our...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God – What is Addiction?

Staying Sober Without God Chapter Two: What is Addiction? Some folk in recovery will have you believe that addiction is a relatively simple thing. It is sometimes referred to as a “two-fold disease,” being...

Snowflakes

No Two Addictions Are the Same

By David B. Bohl Originally published on his website, David B. Bohl, on February 4, 2019 Addictions, like snowflakes, have one thing in common – they are all absolutely unique. The intricacies of a...