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Which Jobs Lead to Substance Abuse? [Infographic]

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Each year, 4 billion hours of work productivity are lost due to substance abuse in the United States alone. Though this number is enormous, it’s unsurprising: 77% of illegal drug users have jobs. These workers are more likely to have skipped work more than two days in the last month, and are late to work … Continued

Geographic Relocation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Am I running away from, or running towards something? Addicts and alcoholics are natural escape artists. Every drink, every hit we took, was to escape. We wanted to escape the pain, the emotions, the feelings, the husband, the wife, the kids, the job. We lived to use and use to live. Now we’re confronted with … Continued

Meeting Makers Make It

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Why Meetings are an Important Part of Recovery “Meeting makers make it” we are told when we first arrive in the rooms of recovery. “Make what?”, you ask? Addicts and alcoholics that go to meetings are more likely to stay clean and sober. Another old saying, “People who don’t go to meetings, don’t get to … Continued

The Spiritual Principles of Step Twelve

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Twelfth Step: We Spiritually Awoke, Carried the Message and Practiced “Having had a spiritual awakening as result of these steps we tried to carry this message to addicts/alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs” The first and foremost Spiritual Principle in Step Twelve is Service. It would seem the Twelfth Step would … Continued

The Spiritual Principles of Step Eleven

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Eleventh Step: We Sought “We 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 out.” The main Spiritual Principle of Step Eleven is Spirituality. What is Spirituality? The beautiful thing about AA and … Continued

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