Tagged: recovery

How It Works Without A God

By John B Can a drunk expect happiness to emerge from recovery? My answer would have been a resounding YES as I floated out of a 12 step oriented treatment episode on a pink...

Acknowledge Your Reality

By David Bohl The stoic philosophers predated the Serenity Prayer by hundreds of years with what has been adapted in English as the IDEA method. This is a method that employs wisdom and decision-making...

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...

What’s Gender Got To Do With It?

About one-third of alcoholics in the United States are women. But despite having differences in the causes and symptoms of alcoholism, men and women receive the same treatment. Why? By Regina Walker Originally published...

John’s Recovery: Step Eleven

AA Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that...

John’s Recovery: Step Ten

AA Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when wrong promptly admitted it. My Step 10: Live each day based on the commitment to strengthen each personal relationship relevant to that day’s events....

Step Eight

John’s Recovery: Step Eight

AA Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. My Step 8: Be mindful of my past transgressions and accept the necessity...

Steps Six & Seven

John’s Recovery: Steps Six and Seven

AA Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. My Step 6: Commit to a process of self-improvement designed to make me a net contributor to society instead...

John’s Recovery: Step Five

AA Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. My Step 5: To maintain my commitment to honesty and humility I’ll share my inventory...

Step Four

John’s Recovery: Step Four

AA Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. My Step 4: Conduct an honest evaluation of my past life in order to identify harms done, personal faults that need to...

12 Smart Things

Emotional Sobriety

Review by Archer Voxx During the past few years, one of the areas I have focused my personal recovery on is emotional sobriety. It is a subject that I am passionate about. The book...