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2 Things we ALL should know about an addict

Talking with someone struggling with an addiction can be frustrating. Not for the reasons that you might think, but because they’re so mired in self-hate that almost every thought he or she utters is a projection of that self-hate. 325 more words


Make Way for the New!

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? 219 more words


There Is More Than One Recovery Tool

Last night a friend was over to the house and we talked some about addiction.  They noted that they just did not do well with alcohol, that addiction was a familial issue.   445 more words

If You are Sober and Stupid, Boring and Glum, Then You’re Doing it Wrong.

Some of my most favorites lines in the big book are, “For most normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colorful imagination… am I to be consigned to a life where I shall be stupid, boring, and glum?” (BB 151-152). 582 more words


I'm making my friends feel awkward

I was copied into a group message on facebook yesterday with a number of close friends, as we discussed our busy lives and work schedules, and tried to put dates on the calendar for our annual Halloween festivities. 404 more words


A Bundle of Possibilities

In rehab and AA, we learn a lot about character defects…twisted thinking and behaviors used to deal and cope with life. Everyone has some of them to one extent or another. 214 more words


Looking Up

These last few weeks have been so awesome. My husband has been out of state because his grandmother passed away. That part isn’t so awesome; I’ve missed him a lot. 369 more words