Step One of Alcoholics Anonymous

“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had become unmanageable.” Rehab was my initiation into the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Thinking I was just going to rehab to “get the monkey off my back,” I half listened and did what I was told. I followed the herd in the treatment center. I said […]

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The Importance of Recovery

Recovery has become more important to me than drugs and alcohol ever were. In 2003, it became obvious to me that I was circling the drain and, without a drastic change, my life as I knew it would fall apart. I just couldn’t keep it together anymore. I went into a 30-day residential program, which […]

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Recovery Plans

Comprehensive Recovery Plan When leaving treatment, or first trying to establish sobriety, creating a comprehensive recovery plan is a way to develop positive coping mechanisms, utilize new skills, and monitor goal achievement. Learn more. What should be included in the recovery plan? Goal-setting: a way to establish what goals you want to achieve and how […]

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Recovery is possible.

Recovery is possible. When individuals first seek treatment, either voluntarily or gently pushed by loved ones or the courts, the first part of the process is having an open-mind to trust the process. It requires a willingness to accept help and possibly enter into a treatment center or seek professional services, including but not limited […]

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