Blog Posts - 12 Steps



Take It Easy

One day at a time.
by Addiction Inbox on Nov 13, 2016

[EN] 12 Steps To Success

Want more sucess in your life? Just follow these steps. Sursa: 1 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––...
by Zâmbetul Soarelui on May 25, 2016

My Gambling Recovery “Thought” Of The Day!

Hello and Welcome To My Recovery World Friends!   I wanted to Inspire All Today with a Friday Recovery Thought of The Day!! . “I can tell you friends this is very true! Doing the recovery work needed to GRAB your life back from Gambling...

Part 2: How 12 Step Group Participation Helps in the Treatment of PTSD?

Part  2 In the second part of this blog we cite and use excerpts from an excellent article (1) on how 12 step group participation helps with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).   “Treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with A...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Dec 14, 2015

It Works, If You Work It!?

  One of this blog’s  original purposes was to inform newcomers to recovery, and their loved ones, what to expect in mainly (but not exclusively) 12 step recovery groups, with the hope that this might help in taking the first crucial step tow...

The psychic change as continual behavioural change?

When I came into AA I remember hearing the words “the need for a psychic change” which was the product of a spiritual awakening (as the result of doing the 12 steps) and that the 12 steps are a program of action! The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonym...

What Does Gambling Addiction Look Like? It Looks Like This – Can We Help & Support Him?

Hello and Welcome Recovery Friends, . Do you know what gambling addiction looks like? Do you know how it impacts your community? Did you know that 1% of our population has a gambling problem? Parents, did you know that problem and addicted gambling h...

Processing the Past

How The Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of action helps with emotional dysregulation. A Personal...

Progress not Perfection

When I need a spiritual “tune up” I go back to basics. I up my meditation, go to more AA meetings and go to chapel more regularly. I have over the last few years drifted away from what I used to do in terms of my recovery. I took time out...

Social Anxiety and Peer Helping in Adolescent Addiction Treatment

In treatment, youths with social anxiety disorder (SAD) may avoid participating in therapeutic activities with risk of negative peer appraisal. Peer-helping is a low-intensity, social activity in the 12-step program associated with greater abstinenc...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 10, 2015

Helping Others Helps Us.

In AA they say people who engage in service, i.e. helping out at meetings, sharing, making the tea and coffee, sponsoring others, helping on A A telephone helplines, inter group etc  have a much greater chance of staying sober and in recovery  long...

Looking Inside 12 Step Recovery

Most of today’s treatment of substance abuse takes the form of an emergency, intermittent and temporary effort in a start stop fashion. However, to achieve continuity in the treatment of addiction disorders we need more emphasis on models that...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 9, 2015

Trust

In order to  fully  recover from alcoholism, addiction and addictive behaviours, we find we have to trust at least one other human being. This might be easy for some, to trust, but for me it was very difficult. Considering my upbringing, this was a...

The Fanatic in the Attic

When I first came into recovery the thing that really killed me was realising that my thinking was haywire – that I was generally wrong about everything. My ego was devastated by this newly apparent reality. I had long prided myself in always being...

How Religious are 12 Step Groups?

A criticism often laid against 12 step recovery is that it is too God-centred  or religious-based in their program orientation? Something I personally have not experienced in the years I have attended AA, NA and Al Anon. Are there any studies on th...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 4, 2015

The Benefits of Helping Others

Part 2 The helper therapy principle (HTP) observes the helper’s health benefits derived from helping another with a shared malady. The HTP is embodied by the program of Alcoholics Anonymous as a method to diminish egocentrism as a root cause of a...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 2, 2015

Carrying this Message to the Wider World?

Part 1 “Helping others in the program of AA has forged a therapy based on the kinship of common suffering…” Here we cite and use excerpts to show how helping others helps us in recovery and how the wider world can and has benefited...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 1, 2015

Young Drunk: Social Drinker or Alcoholic?

I didn’t just drink when I was young. I drank alcoholically, drinking as much as possible as often as possible, and getting sucked into every drinking game in the book. I drank Jungle Juice. I played beer pong. I did “kegstands,” which meant be...
by Miseducated on May 12, 2015

Essential Prayers: Please and Thank You

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances… (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) I ain’t a Christian, but them’s some wise words for how to tackle the challenge of living a happy and meaningful life.  For some, the...
by A Spiritual Evolution on May 5, 2015

Being Right vs. Just Being

If you happened to see last week’s blog, I was pretty hot under the collar.  I have plenty of beliefs about anger, but none of them seem to show up when it’s flaring in my system.  “Anger rises up in … Continue reading ͛...
by A Spiritual Evolution on Mar 30, 2015


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